A Star Is Bored
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About the Author
Lane debuts with a fizzy roman à clef about a celebrity assistant, playfully alluding to his experience working for the late actor Carrie Fisher. Lane begins with Charlie Besson's job interview...an assistant to Kathi Kannon, famous for playing the beloved Priestess Talara in the science fiction epic Nova Quest. Lane brings wit and tenderness to Kathi's mostly acerbic personality, and her attachment to Charlie is potent and palpable... Lane's affecting tale would show how the real Charlie found his own superpower--as a novelist.
-- Publishers Weekly
"I'm in love with this hearty story of a hilarious Hollywood friendship. It's fierce and funny and will warm your heart in these often frigid times. This is some queer chicken noodle soup for my soul, honey."
-- Jonathan Van Ness, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Top
I didn't go into this expecting a love story, but the one here between a Hollywood assistant and his famous, hilarious and deeply lonely boss came very close to breaking my heart."
-- Julia Claiborne Johnson, bestselling author of Be Frank With Me
Byron Lane has written a book that will touch you on so many levels. I was prepared for the laughs, but didn't expect the poignant story of a relationship both difficult and wonderful at the same time. A terrific read.
-- Laurie Gelman, bestselling author of Class Mom and You've Been Volunteered
A Star is Bored is an absolute knockout. Riotously funny and wickedly tender. The pitch-perfect absurdity and sharp heartbreak of this story come to life so vividly that the last page left me aching. Completely outrageous and positively lovely.
-- Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six