"Last Night at Chateau Marmont" by Lauren Weisberger
The first time Brooke heard Julian Alter perform "Hallelujah" in a dark bar, she knew he had the talent to be a star. And after five years of marriage and working two jobs to support his career, Brooke and Julian are about to realize that dream.
After an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Julian is catapulted to instant fame. Soon Brooke and Julian are living a whirlwind life of parties, tours, television shows and even a Grammy performance. Julian is a bonafide star.
While the newfound fame is fun at first, soon the negative attention comes calling. Brooke and Julian's marriage becomes a target of the tabloids and Brooke's work life is suffering. When pictures of Julian and another woman surface, will that be the breaking point of their marriage?
Lauren Weisberger is the master at taking us inside worlds very few get to see. First it was fashion magazine publishing in The Devil Wears Prada, then the public relations industry in Everyone Worth Knowing. Now she shows us inside the music industry and especially what it is like to be the wife of a famous musician in Last Night At Chateau Marmont.
If you are into pop culture you will love all of the celebrity references in this book. If you've ever picked up a tabloid magazine this will show you how they get their stories. Even if you're not into this celebrity world, you will still enjoy the story that Weisberger tells. She does an excellent job of taking the celebrity news we hear about so much these days and tells the story from the perspective of everyone involved. This is another fantastic novel by Lauren Weisberger.