The Second Assistant

  • by Mimi Hare, Clare Naylor
  • Narrated by Ali Marsh Weller
  • 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

"A fast, fun, trashy read." (Publishers Weekly)
"[A] high-spirited sprint." (The New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

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I enjoyed this so much. I didn't want to stop, it was cute, funny and sweet. A great summer read. I would read every book by this author. Also, the Narrator was excellent.
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- Kitti

Very entertaining

I purchased "The First Assistant" during the $5 sale, but then read that the Second Assistant was even better and should be read first, so I purchased this book. The story was light and entertaining, and gives a glimpse into the world of Hollywood which, if I were a betting woman, I'd say is (sadly) probably pretty accurate. The characters are very entertaining in their own, sad ways . . . story line is believable. If you're looking for something light and enjoyable, I recommend this book.
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- Rae

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-19-2006
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio