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by Amanda Goldberg and Ruthanna Kihalghi Hopper

      Lola Santisi, 26 year old daughter of Oscar winning director Paulie Santisi, is a failure as an actress and has had a disastrous relationship with her actor boy friend. She swears off acting and actors for good. She agrees to be the Hollywood ambassador for Best Gay Designer Julian Tennant to help get a major actress to wear one of his dresses to the Oscars. Lola involves an array of glittering actresses, each more self than the next. Through her efforts she ends up at the exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar party, a much prized invitation.

This witty and revealing comedy satire on Hollywood's celebrities and royalty highlights events during the week leading up to Oscar night. It reveals the intrigues, machinations and social maneuvering that occur among the "stars."

The authors use some of their own experiences growing up in Hollywood as inspiration. These experiences are told in such a manner that the reader feels that he is there.

The authors are Amanda Goldberg, daughter of legendary film and television producer Leonard Goldberg, along with Ruthanna Hopper, daughter of Zabriskie Point's Daria Halprin and Easy Rider actor Dennis Hopper.

The Book

St. Martinís Press
January 2008
978312362294 / 0312362293
Fiction / satire
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The Reviewer

Barbara Buhrer
Reviewed 2008
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