Friday, August 10, 2007

Five Minutes with Maggie

Cover Girl Confidential by Beverly Bartlett

Hollywood’s hottest it-girl, Addison McGhee, rose to stardom in the great American way. An impoverished immigrant, she struggled through bad acting parts (including a stint on Hollywood Squares) and waitressing jobs until she finally achieved the success she dreamed of – despite her traditional parents’ dismay. But when she marries her hottie costar, things begin to unravel. Addison finds herself in jail and risking deportation, in part because of her sleazy husband, and in part because of a vendetta the First Lady has for her.

Beverly Bartlett’s novel is a hilarious tale of hardship and success, Hollywood glamour and the steep price of stardom. Through Addison’s journal keeping, we hear the witty, self-deprecating journey of self discovery. In her scandal, Addison finds herself, and makes us laugh along the way.

review by Maggie Marton

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