The Twins of Tribeca Author:Rachel Pine A real-life movie publicist’s deliciously dishy novel of behind-the-scenes Hollywood madness. — Karen Jacobs has heard plenty of stories about Glorious Pictures and Phil and Tony Waxman, the notorious twin brothers who co-founded the film studio and now run it with four iron fists. For the last twenty years, their mix of edgy films a... more »nd take-no-prisoners deal making had earned the company hundreds of awards, billions of dollars, and a singular reputation as an incredibly tough place to work. But when she is offered a job there, Karen doesn’t hesitate, knowing that if any place proved that the sky was the limit, Glorious was it. She finds herself with an all-access pass to the tantrums, whims, follies, neuroses, and unimaginable egos of the celebrities who star in Glorious’ films, which come as no surprise. It’s the absolute insanity inside the company that knocks her for a loop. Armed with tenacity, ambition and wit, Karen learns that what it takes to make it in the civilized world may have no bearing in the Glorious one. Extremely competitive and cutthroat, the Glorious executives continuously search for ways to outdo, outscheme, and outmaneuver each other in their attempts to impress the Waxmans.
In the best-selling tradition of The Devil Wears Prada, real-life movie publicist Rachel Pine’s razor-sharp satire, The Twins of TriBeCa‚ perfectly captures the behind-the-scenes machinations of the film industry in all its glory. Savvy readers may even recognize a boldfaced name or two amidst the hilarious exploits of this high-spirited junior publicist.« less
The best of all of the chick lit novels about the movie business. At first, I thought the title was reference to breasts. Silly me! It's about twin movie producers who have a production company in Tribeca, New York. It's supposedly about Miramax. I really enjoyed this book since I worked for ten years in the biz. It was laugh-out funny. Truly enjoyed!
A bit slow in parts, but overall an entertaining, fast summer read. Considering that the author used be a publicist at Miramax Films, I could not help but think that much of what she wrote about came from personal experience, which up'ed the interest level for me.