This is the last of Lauren Weisberger’s book I’ve read; I’ve enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada, Everyone Worth Knowing and Chasing Harry Winston so much that I wondered why Last Night At Chateau Marmont was always not on the library shelves. I expected this to be another good read; and it did not disappoint.
The story is set around a young couple in New York, Brooke and Julian, a nuitritionist working two jobs to support her struggling musician husband. When, after many years, Julian became an ‘overnight’ success with a debut No 4 on the Billboard, their life changes for ever.
Chauteau Marmont is the glitziest of the many restaurants, hotspots and exclusive clubs for the who’s who in the entertainment industry. Julian’s new-found fame and the hectic schedules of the couple causes tension, in particular the latest picture in an entertainment tabloid that means Brooke must stand up to the savage attentions of the ruthless paparazzi.
The last few pages are moving and I could feel tears welling up. I can envision this being adapted into a screenplay. Cameos (or stand-ins) of the famous musicians and movie stars mentioned would be a definite draw.