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Rakestraw Books "Live at Home!" with Byron Lane




Byron Lane, A Star Is Bored

She needs an assistant.

He needs a hero.

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 a wild 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's an actress in need of assistance, and he's adrift and in need of a lifeline.

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

Charlie gets the job, and his 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, Byron Lane's A Star is Bored is a novel that, like the star at its center, is enchanting and joyous, heartbreaking and hopeful.

Join us as we celebrate A Star Is Bored and debut novelist, Byron Lane, on Thursday, 6 August 2020 at 5 PM. Tickets include a $5 coupon to rakestrawbooks.com. Purchase your ticket HERE.

This event will be presented via CrowdCast.io.

Event date: 

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 5:00pm

Event address: 

via CrowdCast.io
Danville, CA 94526
A Star Is Bored: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250266491
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - July 28th, 2020