Leading Man

by Benjamin Svetkey

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Leading Man Synopsis

'It was a preposterously glamorous gig, the sort of jet-setting occupation a shallow Matthew McConaughey character might have in a cheesy romantic comedy - until McConaughey's character falls in love in the second act and learns the greater bliss of settling down with a regular girl like Kate Hudson. Only I was stuck in my second act. The way things were going, I'd end up as Matthew McConaughey for the rest of my life, and nobody wants that.' Max Lerner has it all figured out. He's got the girl - his childhood sweetheart Samantha. He's got the job - reporter for a national magazine. Life is sweet. Until his aspiring actress girlfriend leaves him for his childhood hero, Johnny Mars. Can Max win her back by throwing himself into the world of celebrities, hangers on and wannabes? Or will he get more of an education than he bargained for?

Leading Man Press Reviews

I wrote about pop culture for 10 years and the guy I wanted to write like was Benjamin Svetkey. If you want an insider's look at Hollywood told with an outsider's sense of humor, you need look no further. Leading Man is about the adored and the adoring, the famous and their flocks, the people up on pedestals and those who put them there - it's a funny, sharp deconstruction of our fame-obsessed, media-savvy culture, a charming love story, and a ridiculously fun read -  Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl


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ISBN: 9781780225135
Publication date: 16/01/2014
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780225135
Publication date: 16th January 2014
Author: Benjamin Svetkey
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 272 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Benjamin Svetkey

As a writer and editor at ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, Benjamin Svetkey spent two decades flying around the world visiting film sets and writing stories about movie stars. He served as the magazine's LA bureau chief from 2004 to 2007, and as an editor at large until 2012. Svetkey has also published stories in THE NEW YORK TIMES magazine and ROLLING STONE. He lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife and daughter.

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