Sunday, September 9, 2007

Party Girl by Anna David

I am not sure were I heard about this book but I had it on hold for awhile at the library and it finally came in on Friday. This was a definite change from my usual reading type, but it was still a good book. I rate it a B.

Celebrity journalist Amelia Stone is the quintessential L.A. party girl. She goes to Hollywood's most exclusive, star-studded events, where she rubs shoulders (and occasionally more) with celebrities, stays out until all hours of the night, and indulges in the ultimate sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll existence. In short, she's got everything a party girl needs: the looks, the the job, the lifestyle. And oh, yes, the out-of -control coke habit.

But it's hard to keep topping your own outrageous exploits, and after losing her job, her friends, and much of her mind (not to mention waking up in the hospital after combining five Ambien, four lines of Special K, and an inestimable amount of cocaine), Amelia makes the drastic decision to end her drug abuse. Soberity, she finds, has it's rewards: she starts seeing the man who could be Mr. Right and gets hired by a big-name magazine to write a column detailing her wild adventures with the Hollywood crowd. And who could write it better? After all, she has plenty of experience to draw on.

There's just one little problem. Overnight, Amelia Stone has become the new face of Hollywood nightlife, and her editior- who don't know she's become clean-want her to play the part. As her popularity skyrockets and the film and TV agents start calling, the lure of her former fast-and-furious lifestyle begins to pull at her. Faced with the most exciting opportunity of her career, she must now decide to either save herself- or salvage her reputation as the ultimate party girl.

This book is a semi-autobiographical book as the author has dealt with a lot of the same issues in her life. It was really interesting to see how someone can rationalize their thoughts when they are addicted to such a destructive lifestyle. At first when I read the blurb about this book I was sure it was going to be somewhat of a chick-lit type of book but it wasn't. Yes, you have a writer living in a big city, but she doesn't talk about clothes all of the time, I think only mentions shoes once and even states that she doesn't wear makeup. It does go into all of the dirty and disgusting things that happens in Hollywood, and I have to tend to believe that it is mostly true. Overall, it was a really good book and I enjoyed it.

Not sure what is up next, but I hope to get some more reading done. It felt good to finish a book so fast. Hope everyone had a great weekend and happy reading!

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