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A Star Is Bored

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA meets POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE in a hilariously heartfelt novel influenced in part by the author’s time assisting Carrie Fisher.

Charlie Besson is tense and sweating as he prepares for an insane job interview. His car is idling, like his life, outside the Hollywood mansion of Kathi Kannon, star of stage and screen and People magazine’s worst-dressed list. She needs an assistant. He needs a hero.

Kathi is an icon, bestselling author and an award-winning actress, most known for her role as Priestess Talara in a blockbuster sci-fi film. She’s also known in another role: crazy. Admittedly so. Famously so. Fabulously so, as Charlie quickly discovers.

Their three-year odyssey is filled with late-night shopping sprees, last-minute trips to see the aurora borealis, and an initiation to that most sacred of Hollywood tribes: the personal assistant. But Kathi becomes much more than a boss, and as their friendship grows, Charlie must make a choice. Will he always be on the sidelines of life, assisting the great forces that be, or can he step into his own life's leading role?

Laugh-out-loud funny and searingly poignant, A STAR IS BORED is a novel that, like the star at its center, is enchanting and joyous, heartbreaking and hopeful.

Audiobook available, read by Noah Galvin

A Star Is Bored
by Byron Lane

  • Publication Date: July 28, 2020
  • Genres: Fiction, Humor
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
  • ISBN-10: 1250266491
  • ISBN-13: 9781250266491