Book Reviews of he Second Assistant (Lizzie Miller, Bk 1)

he Second Assistant (Lizzie Miller, Bk 1)
he Second Assistant - Lizzie Miller, Bk 1
Author: Mimi Hare, Clare Naylor
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ISBN-13: 9780452286108
ISBN-10: 0452286107
Publication Date: 3/29/2005
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 231 ratings
Publisher: Plume
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 7
I worked in the "biz" as an assistant to a producer for approximately ten years. Comparing my experience with Lizzie's, I think she got off pretty easy. Plus she got a (single, straight) guy in the end. I had to fend off my (married) boss, (married) crew members, my boss trying to "set me up" with other (married) producers, etc. Thank goodness I had many friends outside of the business. This was an enjoyable read. It was easy, light, and I didn't have to think too much while reading. The only problem I had was with the "J" names - Jake Hudson and Jason Blum. At least they weren't Jake and Jack or Jackson and Jason. Again, enjoyed the trip back to my old life!
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Helpful Score: 4
Kind of like "The Devil Wears Prada," but not as good.

An OK beach read book.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was a bit slow, and seemed to be the author's way of namedropping more than anything else. It got better toward the last quarter of the book and Luke Lloyd is a nice character, but there is nothing about Lizzie, the main character, that makes you love her like some of the better chick lit books out there. Not horrible, but so many better books out there.
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Helpful Score: 2
Perfect for lovers of The Devil Wore Prada and Nanny Diaries. Actually thought it was a bit better.
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Helpful Score: 2
This book kept me entertained with Hollywood humor!
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Helpful Score: 2
Barely managed to get through this. Just not much of a story here.
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Helpful Score: 1
I didn't think this book lived up to the hype around it. Thinly written, annoying characters. Good for a light summer read, but nothing special.
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Helpful Score: 1
The heroine of this gossipy tale is Elizabeth Miller, a young, former campaign worker for a US congressman who finds herself between employment opportunities. Unable to obtain any more socially responsible work, Lizzie is lured into the job of second assistant to an executive at a glitzy Hollywood agency. Once there, she's hit with all the "pick-up my dry cleaning," "walk my dog," "hire strippers for my party" torment that the higher-ups can dish out. At first Elizabeth is isolated, out-of-place, and underdressed in her new world, but she makes friends, builds her wardrobe, and eventually grows to care for her menial job, her Ritalin-snorting boss, and the entertainment industry in general. Finally, she reaches the conclusion that thousands of other Californians have before her: what she really wants to do is produce. At times, Lizzie seems far too naïve to survive long in the shark-infested waters that the authors describe, but there can be only one kind of ending to such a light-hearted book, so we know she will somehow muddle through.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was tough one to get through, but I enjoyed it once I finished it. I enjoyed hearing about the "Hollywood lives."
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Helpful Score: 1
Fun, interesting reading about the Hollywood scene. Quick read.
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I can't believe I enjoyed this book as much as I did. It was not so much what I was used to in chick lit (quick...quirky)...I really enjoyed it!
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Totally fun book!
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Funny. Language a little worse than I like. Good book overall. Fun to read.
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FUN READ THAT IS HIGHLY ENTERTAINING
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Very cute. Fun read. Good 'day at the beach' type book.
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A fun read.
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WONDERFUL fun book! About climbing the ladder to success.
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Loved it Loved it! 2nd time reading it and it was still great!
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Pretty fun, quick read about the crazy world of life in Hollywood- I enjoyed it.
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I really like these books. I'd like to see them made into a movie. Funny, fast reading, entertaining.
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Good book full of real world drama and whit.
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The story line was kind of fun, but the language was pretty raw. It would have been better with a few less raunchy remarks.
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Cute chick lit! THe main character is a smarty pants who winds up working in a Hollywood talent agency. She, obviously, finds herself in a shallow career but nonetheless attempts to climb the ladder of success there.
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Wonderful book!!! If you liked "The Devil Wears Prada" or "The Nanny Diaries" then you'll love "The Second Assistant".
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I really enjoyed this book. It is a very quick, perfect for the beach read. It has been compared to "The Devil Wears Prada" and I actually like this book quite a bit more.
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Fun summer read.
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I really enjoyed this book. Just enough name dropping to make it even more interesting. Not quiet as mean as "The Devil Wore Prada" but snarky enough to make one laugh.
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I got halfway through the book and realized I could care less what happened to the heroine.
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I love books about how evil Hollywood is, and this was no exception.
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very funny book. I thoughly enjoyed. Written along the same lines as Laura Weisenberger's books.
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i read this straight through. Hiliarious.
The entertainment industry is obviously peopled by aliens from a like planet. thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish. the sundance film festival - the rules of survival - it's here. read it before you leave for L.A.
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Fiction

Elizabeth Miller is an assistant's assistant for the hottest agent in Hollywood. "Lizzie is a survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her dreams of climbing the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean for that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something . . ."

"Fantastically good fun; if there's a perfect beach read this summer, this is it." --Bookseller magazine
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This was a riot! Much less steeped in misery than Devil Wears Prada to which it is often compared.
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Great Book!
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How Hollywood is more deceiving to even the low rungs on the ladder. Elizabeth Miller decides to give up politics in D.C. for the Hollywood dream. She soon discovers she really never left politics at all. This has ups and downs and curves. This makes it a very hard thing to put down, even when I know I should be doing other work.
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Wickedly funny!! A good read for anyone who has ever had the thankless job of being a personal assistant (or knows someone who's had). Much in the style of Nanny Diaries.
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Pretty good Hollywood chick lit
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Very funny, very readable
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I really enjoyed this book, chit lit seems to be the thing of the moment, and this is a great one. So far I've had no complaints with any of her books. AA++ read.
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Story about how a whip smart college girl has a life changing moment and moves to Hollywood to be a Talent Agent's assistant. Very fast paced, but rather whiny in tone. I enjoyed the story but not the characters.
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I couldn't get into this one, but who knows, maybe you will!
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Excellent book! Very Bridget Joneish...Hilarious!
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A few spills on 3 pages. No political science degree could prepare Elizabeth Miller for her job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone you've never met---but you know who they're sleeping with. A former intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendement debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott. Wagner.
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No political science degree could prepare Elizabeth for her job as a second assistant at the Agency. A Hollywood Agency.
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No political science degree could prepare Elizabeth Miller for her job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include eberyone you've never met - but you know who ther're sleeping with.