June 4, 2011
SUMMER READ SATURDAY: June 4, 2011
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So grab your suit, your towel and good sunscreen nd let's see what's in the beach bag this week!
HOLLYWOOD CAR WASH by Lori Culwell
BOOK DESCRIPTION: Amy Spencer is an accidental celebrity. On Monday, she s a normal college student in Michigan. By the end of the week, she s in Hollywood, starring in a TV pilot - as a regular girl from Michigan. It s all fun and games until the show gets picked up and Amy learns the terrible price of stardom - to keep the part she didn t even want at first, she s going to have to get the Hollywood Car Wash to make her more marketable. First, she ll have to lose twenty pounds. She ll also need new teeth, blonder hair, and a megastar boyfriend with a big secret. By changing everything from her weight to her hair to her name, Amy slowly learns that the only way to survive in Hollywood is to lose herself. Inspired by true events, this shockingly accurate novel about the ins and outs of the Hollywood game will leave the reader wondering - who is Star?
I originally reviewed this book here. I won't rehash my review exactly but I will tell you why this is my first pick for Summer Read Saturday.
If anyone enjoys reading fluff like People, Star or The National Enquirer when you are laying out by the pool or on vacation (or in general - - you know who you are), Hollywood Car Wash is like hitting the tabloid jackpot without worry of a lawsuit and potentially less embarrassing than some of the covers of Star.
Hollywood Car Wash is juicy, sinful fun - - an absolute guilty pleasure in every sense of the word. It's easy to pick this book up and lose not only yourself in the story but also track of time. Can it get much better than that?
Furthermore, the book is allegedly based on the allegedly contractual relationship of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise - - again, allegedly. If you enjoy making fun of the Holmes/Cruise fauxmance as much as I do (yes, I'm shameless), Hollywood Car Wash will be right up your alley. Grab a fruity drink (alcohol and umbrella optional) and picture a certain former Dawson's Creek actress as the heroine. Just be sure you don't forget to turn or put the sunscreen on while you're reading about the fictional Star Spencer's transformation and rise to fame.
If you'd like to add Hollywood Car Wash to your library, please shop at my Amazon store here.
What's your summer read for this week?