Last Night at Chateau Marmont: A Novel (Paperback)
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, a compulsively readable novel about a woman whose struggling singer-songwriter husband is catapulted to fame, dragging them both onto the pages of celebrity gossip magazines—and changing their marriage forever.
Brooke loved reading the dishy celebrity gossip rag Last Night. That is, until her marriage became a weekly headline...
For five years, she’s worked two jobs to support her husband’s dream of making it in the music world. Finally, after countless gigs at Manhattan dive bars and toiling as an A&R intern, the soulful, enigmatic Julian Alter gets signed by Sony, where he logs long hours in the recording studio with no promise of success. But when he is invited to perform on a national late-night talk show, he is catapulted to stardom—literally overnight.
At first the newfound fame is fun—who wouldn’t want to stay at the Chateau Marmont or love being treated like rock royalty? But as Brooke’s sweet husband becomes increasingly absent and tabloid rumors swirl, Brooke begins to question the truth about their marriage and is forced to finally come to terms with what she thinks she wants—and what she actually needs.
About the Author
Lauren Weisberger is the New York Times bestselling author of The Devil Wears Prada, which was published in forty languages and made into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. It was announced in 2017 that musician Elton John and Paul Rudnick will adapt The Devil Wears Prada for the stage. She is also the author of Where the Grass Is Green and the Girls Are Pretty, When Life Gives You Lululemons, The Singles Game, Everyone Worth Knowing, Chasing Harry Winston, Last Night at Chateau Marmont, and Revenge Wears Prada. Her books have sold more than thirteen million copies worldwide. A graduate of Cornell University, she lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children. Visit LaurenWeisberger.com to learn more.
"Incisive...an absorbing, thoroughly entertaining read" —Booklist
"Weisberger has insightful takes about the price of success in our celebrity-obsessed culture" —Publishers Weekly
"The perfect end-of-summer romp" —BookPage
"A good antidote to summer TV — it's a haunting look at what might happen if your life became a reality show but you never signed off on the cameras" —Entertainment Weekly
"Learn about the dark side of the limelight in this latest novel from The Devil Wears Prada chick-lit maestro Lauren Weisberger" —Star
“If you like reading tabloid magazines, tracking the latest celebrity hookups, or are a fan of Weisberger's books, then Last Night at Chateau Marmont is the book for you.” —Associated Press
“Her fourth novel provides the same kind of authentic peek into a rarified sub-culture that Prada did...as fervently flippable as a gossip magazine” —USA Today
“Weisberger gets the star-making machine right, and the little details that make up the essence of the couple’s relationship feel poignant and true” —People