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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,520 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Mimi Hare Narrator: Ali Marsh Weller Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2006 ISBN:
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No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as a second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone you've never met, but you know who they're sleeping with. A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie made a bid for a life change that landed her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for Ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner. He's the hottest young agent in Hollywood, who devotes his days to playing online poker, that is, when he's not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients.

And while getting $600 highlights from Cameron's colorist or organizing the strippers for George's birthday party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere. But Lizzie is a survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn | 2/18/2014

    " This book is surprisingly good for a dual-authored piece of professional-girl -fiction. I read the sequel when it came out, too :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie Henneberg | 2/18/2014

    " I can't believe I finished this, but then I can't not stop a book I start. It was so memorable that I actually picked it up a second time, having blocked it from my memory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 2/14/2014

    " This book is highly entertaining. It's very similar to The Devil Wears Prada in it's style, and is a great plane read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanne | 1/29/2014

    " Yeah just a cliche book but i was happy to read that it wasn't immediately cristal clear (at least to me) who her prince charming is going to be. I'ts a cliche chicklit of a girl working her way uo the hollywood ladder, but that's why I like reading chicklits :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 1/15/2014

    " Although predictable, The Second Assistant is witty, addicting, and well written. You can't help but feel the emotions Lizzie feels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maggie | 1/14/2014

    " Perfect chick lit. Both this and its successor, The First Assistant, are just wildly entertaining. Lizzie Miller quits her Washington political career to work as a second assistant in a Hollywood talent agency. Hilarity ensues. Just trust me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Renbarger | 1/8/2014

    " Cute, easy read....fun story! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 1/7/2014

    " Fun book about the "inside Hollywood" life of an assistant. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crcfozzie | 12/27/2013

    " Light, fun, easy to read. The perfect companion for a lazy, relaxing afternoon (unless I suppose you live and work in Hollywood). For the rest of us, this book is an escape from reality that takes turns being sweet, serious, and funny. What more could you ask for in a holiday/summer read? "

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

    " Not great literature by any means, but a fun quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raquel | 12/22/2013

    " I read this book a couple years ago but I remember loving it! Its sorta a take off of The Devil Wears Prada, but I liked this main character a lot better! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather75 | 11/22/2013

    " I really liked this book giving a little look inside of Hollywood, being the Assistant to the Assistant of a Hollywood Agent and how the whole world works. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 11/10/2013

    " I thought this was great chick lit. It was smart and witty. Not at all dumbed down. It started to slow down about 1/2 way through and drug for a while, but the writing was strong enough to keep me reading. I hated the vague ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Christy Laub | 10/20/2013

    " Meh chick lit -- quick light read, but nothing I'd recommend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jomie | 3/10/2012

    " This was what I thought it would be - quick and easy to read, predictable chick lit which is not really my taste, but it was a nice change of pace from all the drama I have been reading lately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 9/18/2011

    " Really cute Hollywood story. I'm definitely going to read the sequel! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenn Morris | 5/2/2011

    " Beach read. Enough said "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 1/7/2011

    " Beach read. Predictable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 1/5/2011

    " Loved every minute of this fabulously fun and exciting book. It won't challenge your intelligence but it will make you laugh out loud and keep reading until the very end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginger | 5/29/2010

    " A good quick read for a beach trip. Somewhat predictable, but fun all the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackie Starke | 3/22/2010

    " Wish they would continue this series. These books were fun, light reads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 8/14/2009

    " good, solid, funny characters "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Camille | 6/11/2009

    " I didn't finish. I couldn't get through the bad words and the sleeping around. it wasn't worth it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tami | 9/24/2007

    " Similar style as Devil Wears Prada. I liked it, but the writing style is not as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ed | 3/24/2007

    " It's funny, sexy, naughty, and nasty. you will love or/and see Hollywood (in another way). The book tell a story like never boring.It'll give you a big surprise as much as Lizzy does when her moved in Hollywood limelight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay green | 3/19/2007

    " Similar to the devil wears prada and nanny diaries. This book is very predictable, but still good for a laugh. Nice light beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tracy | 2/12/2007

    " Overall this book was decent. Very cool read for people like me who are Hollywood/Celeb obsessed. Some very funny, LOL parts but also parts that dragged on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dragana | 11/26/2006

    " Trying too hard to catch the wave of celebrity world chick-lit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 11/2/2006

    " Fluff, but entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbi | 5/13/2006

    " Watch out reading this in public. I kept laughing out loud, which caused others to stare at me. :) Funny and wild! "

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About the Author

Mimi Hare was, at twenty-three years old, the director of development for a Hollywood production company, where she worked on such feature films as Jerry Maguire and As Good as It Gets. The Second Assistant is her first novel.