Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine to showcase the upcoming releases we are looking forward to. My pick this week is:


Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger
Release date: 17 August 2010

Brooke loved reading the dishy celebrity gossip rag Last Night. That is, until her marriage became a weekly headline. Brooke was drawn to the soulful, enigmatic Julian Alter the very first time she heard him play "Hallelujah" at a dark East Village dive bar. Now five years married, Brooke balances two jobs - as a nutritionist at NYU Hospital and as a consultant to an Upper East Side girls' school, where privilege gone wrong and disordered eating run rampant - in order to help support her husband's dream of making it in the music world.

Things are looking up when after years of playing Manhattan clubs and toiling as an A&R intern, Julian finally gets signed by Sony. After Julian is asked to perform on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno he is catapulted to stardom, literally overnight. At first the newfound fame is fun - who wouldn't want to stay at the Chateau Marmont or visit the set of one of television's hottest shows? Yet it seems that Brooke's sweet husband - the man who can't handle hot showers and wears socks to bed - is increasingly absent, even on those rare nights they're home together. When rumours about Brooke and Julian swirl in the tabloid magazines, she begins to question the truth of her marriage and is forced to finally come to terms with what she thinks she wants - and what she actually needs.

I am such a big fan of Lauren Weisberger. Her books introduce us to fascinating, high-paced worlds (magazine publishing, public relations) and are like sitting down with gossip magazines, only there is no need to feel embarrassed by your reading selection! Thankfully, I have only a few more weeks to wait for this one to come out.

Comments

  1. Oh yes, I'm waiting for this one too! I've got it on preorder with the Book Depository. Not long now before it comes out!

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  2. Sounds interesting to see how the other half lives

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  3. I'm in queue for this one at the library, but I've decided to buy instead, since she doesn't disappoint me.

    bookaddict4real - that's what I like about Lauren Weisberger, you can escape into a world you aren't going to ever be in, and it's enjoyable.

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  4. Sounds like a interesting read!!! I love the cover though with the heel!!! Don't know if I could ever wear those! LOL

    Here is my Waiting On WednesdayHere

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  5. I'm excited for this one as well and featured it a few Wednesday's ago!

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  6. Lover of Romance - the heels are fabulous! But I couldn't do them either!

    Jessica - I remember your feature of the book! I'm just starting with WoW so I have a few very soon to be released books on my list to feature!

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