The Next Best Thing Author:Jennifer Weiner At twenty-three, Ruth Saunders headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to be hired as a television writer. Four years later, she's hit the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Big Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthie's going to be the show-runner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are t... more »hreatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on a boss, and her grandmother's impending nuptials. Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles showbusiness culture, with an insider's ear and eye for writer's rooms, bad behaviour backstage and set politics, Jennifer Weiner's new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood rollercoaster, and a heartfelt story about what it's like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.« less
I always try to write reviews of books right after I finish them. I feel so numb after this book. It was like taking a long car ride with the same scenery passing you by. When Ruth made her move there was less than 20 pages left to the book. The writing is decent and that is what keeps you moving forward. I did not care for the story.
Ruth Saunders was dealt a bad hand in the game of Life. But she has a new idea on how to make it better. She decides to change up her life and take her grandmother along for the ride. She moves to the land of stars were she hopes she can make all her dreams come true.