The Devil Wears Prada has nothing on this book; instead of one crappy boss, Corki Brown, personal assistant to the stars has *many*. Written by a celebrity personal assistant who has worked in Hollywood for over 20 years, it tells of the day to day horrors and indignities that Corki endures in order to pay her bills and take care of her son Blaise. There is a lot that her clients ask of her, often on little or no notice, such as cooking for 50 guests in 3 days, finding the perfect gift for Steven Spielberg on the DAY of his birthday, moving and unpacking for them and taking care of every detail. And that is just the normal, reasonable requests. She has crawled around in a toiletseat graveyard, been stabbed, spat on, driven over.. reading this made me glad to have a "regular" 9 to 5 job! It was like watching Jerry Springer for the stars. The only problem with this book is that it is mostly a day to day of Corki's life with very little story - mostly about getting stiffed for her pay and underappreciated by her bosses, and trying to deal with her son who keeps acting up in school. There is a good resolution however, and as the back blurb says "its time to get out", but luck plays a big part in that, as Corki doesn't know what else to do: this has been her job for 20 years and she is very good at it.
This is not a great book, but it's a good, fun read.
I didn't care much for this book. I felt that it lacked any real plot or character development. While some of the things requested of Corki Brown, celebrity personal assistant, were vaguely amusing the book was more of a to do list than a story.
Juicier than The Devil Wears Prada. A really enjoyable read. SA
An interesting and amusing book!
very funny and insightful book.
Better than the nanny diaries~
if you are looking for a quick read and even quicker laugh this is for you
Rather horrible title- yeah it rhymes but do you really want to be called that!Despite the title it is a very interesting book. I enjoyed the peek into the rarified exisitence of her employers. I think we all wonder how the glitterati really live. It's fun trying to guess what real celebrities she is referring to.
Not really my cup of tea. I know a lot of people who loved it though. You might not want to go by me. ;-)