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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1,021 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus Narrator: Susan Bennett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781442350281
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What happens when you are followed by millions—and loved by none?

Twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade is trying to build a life for herself far from her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma. That is, until she gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant—an offer she can’t refuse.

Logan hasn’t seen Kelsey in person since their parents separated them as kids; in the meantime, Kelsey Wade has grown into Fortune magazine’s most powerful celebrity. But their reunion is quickly overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between Kelsey and her parents as Logan discovers that, beneath the glossy façade, the wounds that caused them to be wrenched apart so many years ago have insidiously warped into a show-stopping family business.

As Kelsey tries desperately to break away and grasp at a “real” life, beyond the influence of her parents and managers, she makes one catastrophic misstep after another, and Logan must question if their childhood has left them both too broken to succeed. Logan risks everything to hold on, but when Kelsey unravels in the most horribly public way, Logan finds that she will ultimately have to choose between rescuing the girl she has always protected and saving herself.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McLaughlin and Kraus explore the dark side of fame…and provide an empathetic backstory to the sorts of salacious tales that readers see in the tabloids.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The ultimate summer read.”

    Hamptons Magazine

  • “Pop star craziness meets Nanny Diaries wit and social commentary? Yes, please!” 

    Hollywood Reporter

  • “Pop culture aficionados will see plenty of parallels to Britney Spears’ meteoric rise and downward spiral in Kelsey’s story, and they’ll enjoy McLaughlin and Kraus’ unflinching look at the price of fame.” 

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Randy Briggs | 2/20/2014

    " I was enjoying this book until it took an extreme left into Britneyville. It was if the authors took "Nanny" from their novel 'The Nanny Diaries' and made her Britney Spears' caretaker. They literally lifted episodes from Britney's breakdown period and put them into the story. I found this to be lazy and unoriginal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 2/18/2014

    " I think at one point or another in the book I both loved and hated every character in this book. There are definitely parts that remind you of watching someone's life unfold on E!News, but at the same time it makes you think about what a celebrities life may actually be like. This book was a perfect mix of chic-lit & Hollywood gossip. I found it hard to put down and read through it very quickly. A good summer read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 2/9/2014

    " It's just as much fun as the Nanny Diaries! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer Woodside (Niewiera_ | 2/4/2014

    " This is a boring book with unintetesting characters that I did not cate about! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauretta Farrell | 2/2/2014

    " This was a compelling and heart breaking tale of celebrity at a young age, and how the outside world misreads the glimpses it sees of celebrities' private lives. I couldn't wait to finish this, and was sad that there was no more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracie | 1/27/2014

    " Giving five for what it is. Not deep, but super fun to read by the pool as summer approaches. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/21/2014

    " Just not as good as I thought it would be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 12/26/2013

    " Easy, beach read. Reminiscent of Britney Spears. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rachel | 12/18/2013

    " I found this book sad more than anything else. Sad and depressing and way more so than anything in the Nanny Diaries. It's a quick read, and if you like the authors' previous work, it won't take you very long. Personally, I don't think it's much to write home about. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Valérie | 12/5/2013

    " Compelling tale of the flip-side of celebrity. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 11/9/2013

    " A good beach read. Moves quickly and draws you in. I found myself rooting for Logan and Kelsey to figure it out and "fix" things. I was so disappointed at the outcome and I couldn't help thinking of Britney Spears and her screwed up life. As I'm sure the author meant for me to feel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kat | 11/2/2013

    " I really liked this book. It was a dark dishy look at celebrity. Not sure I would want to be a celebrity. It reminded me a lot of what Britney Spears went through. It's a great beach read. I hope there's a sequel. I want to find out what happens to Kelsey. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lyle | 10/30/2013

    " I was enjoying this book until it turned in to the true life of the downfall of Britney spears "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 10/7/2013

    " The quintessential beach book, mindless, quick read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Regina | 8/31/2013

    " Really terrible book, I couldn't even finish it. The writer is so immature and juvenile. I felt like I was reading a pre-teen's diary. Totally unoriginal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 2/28/2013

    " Even though at times I felt like I was stuck in the Britney Spears meltdown all over again, I still had a hard time putting this book down. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christie Edholm | 10/17/2012

    " I gave it 4 stars because it's the kind of book you look forward to reading at night. It also gave me some insight into young stars and what they may have had to go through for celebrity status. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica F | 10/15/2012

    " I read this as an ARC, and it was ok. I was not a huge fan of this book. I can see this being popular with people who read Chick Lit and are addicted to MTV. The characters were not very believable and the pacing was weird. Overall, not a huge fan, but it could have been a lot worse. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nikki | 9/2/2012

    " This book was dumb and I am mad at myself for finishing it. Although I do feel like I understand Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson on a deeper level now...and Cacee Cobb, for that matter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K617l | 7/9/2012

    " Fun read, but a very obvious fictionalized account of Britney Spear's life. Honestly the authors should be embarrassed about their lack of creativity! "

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About the Author
Author Emma McLaughlin

Emma McLaughlin is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Dedication, Citizen Girl, and Nanny Returns. The Nanny Diaries, the longest-running New York Times bestseller for 2002, was made into a major motion picture in 2007 starring Scarlett Johansson, Laura Linney, and Alicia Keys. She has made guest appearances on a number of television shows, including the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, and The View. She has contributed to the New York Times and the London Times. In addition to writing for television and film, McLaughlin travels the country speaking to young women about gender issues in American corporate culture.

About the Narrator

Susan Bennett, a five-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award for narration, has enjoyed an extensive career as a vocal artist. She has worked with major agencies on such accounts as Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, AT&T, Blue Cross, Goodyear, and Club Med. She also dabbles in the music industry as the singer and keyboardist for The Interactive! Band. Along with her guitarist husband, Rick Hinkle, she is the co-owner of Audiocam Music, a full-service recording studio.