Leading Man - Benjamin Svetkey

Note: I received this book from A GoodReads GiveAway.


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Max Lerner has always been caught up in the lives of the rich and famous. It began with his childhood idol, Johnny Mars. The book takes a look back at Max's relationship with his one true love, Samantha, and the devastation he faces when she and Johnny Mars marry.

Max is a writer for KNOW magazine, which is a great fit for him since he is infatuated with those who are famous. He interviews celebrities, travels to exotic locations and tries to get over Samantha (with little success.)

Benjamin Svetkey, the author of 'Leading Man', was a writer and editor for Entertainment Weekly magazine for two decades and definitely draws upon his experiences for material in this book.
Although I found the ins and outs of movie set life, celebrity interviews, pop culture and traveling interesting, after awhile it seemed to be a bit monotonous. I really liked the meet-ups that popped up between Max Lerner and the actor Alistair MacLean. Alistair's character seemed to be the smartest in the book. I would've liked more dialogue between them.

All in all, this is a quick read and the story line has you wanting to find out what happens in the end.  Thanks to GoodReads & Vintage/Anchor books for this giveaway!