Thorndike Press

A Star is Bored

  • Bryon Lane
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  • ISBN-10: 1432887998
  • ISBN-13: 9781432887995
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • 538 Pages | Paperback
  • Available July 2021



Charlie Besson is tense and sweating as he prepares for a wild job interview with Kathi Kannon, star of stage and screen. She’s an actress in need of assistance, and he’s adrift and in need of a lifeline. Kathi is a bestselling author and award-winning movie star. She’s also known as Outrageous Hollywood royalty. Charlie gets the job, and his three-year odyssey is an initiation to that most sacred of Hollywood tribes: the personal assistant. But Kathi becomes much more than a boss, and as their friendship grows Charlie must make a choice. Will he always be on the sidelines of life, assisting the great forces that be, or can he step into his own life’s leading role? A hilariously heartfelt novel influenced in part by the author’s time assisting Carrie Fisher.


Customer Reviews

“Lane debuts with a fizzy roman à clef about a celebrity assistant, playfully alluding to his experience working for the late actor Carrie Fisher. Lane begins with Charlie Besson’s job interview . . . an assistant to Kathi Kannon, famous for playing the beloved Priestess Talara in the science fiction epic Nova Quest. Lane brings wit and tenderness to Kathi’s mostly acerbic personality, and her attachment to Charlie is potent and palpable . . . Lane’s affecting tale would show how the real Charlie found his own superpower — as a novelist.”

— Publishers Weekly