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A TOTAL WASTE OF MAKEUP by Kim Gruenenfelder



Pub Date: Jan. 22nd, 2006
ISBN: 0-312-34872-X
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

A personal assistant tries to define the rules of dating in Hollywood.

Charlie Edwards spends most of her days tending to the whims of movie star Drew Stanton, whose celebrity supposedly rivals that of Tom Cruise. When she isn’t booking his massages and interviewing his personal trainers, Charlie finds time to write observations about life and love in her journal, which is filled with advice meant to be passed along to her future great-grandniece. This burst of introspection is the result of Charlie’s looming 30th birthday—to be celebrated sans boyfriend. To make matters worse, her little sister, Andy, is beating her down the aisle. Forced to put dreams of love on hold, Charlie musters the necessary enthusiasm to support Andy. Thankfully, she has two loyal girlfriends with whom to share her frustrations—the three hit the town, reveal their vulnerabilities and regale each other with dating horror stories. The honesty of emotion they share is refreshing. Gruenenfelder’s debut supplies a splendid vacation from reality.

At times better than re-runs of your favorite Friends episodes.