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2.0 out of 5 stars Chore Bore, July 19, 2005
This review is from: Chore Whore: Adventures of a Celebrity Personal Assistant (Hardcover)
This might appeal to fans of E!, Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, et. al. I'm not a huge fan of gossip-lit, but was looking for a light-weight, fun summer read. This book made me tired, as it was, for the most part, a never-ending To-Do List of menial chores for fake celebrities ("Jock Staupman" or... Jockstrap Man, yeah I geddit.) Seems like a real foolish way to make a living, without so much as a 'work-for-hire' agreement or contract. After 20+ years in the business, you'd think Heather Howard/Corki Brown would know better. Plus, I can't imagine readily accepting abuse, assault and criminal activities--and having to haul heavy stones around a backyard.

The ending was weak and a bit far-fetched.

This book would have been so much more enjoyable if it had some depth to the job (as in, how did she get hired, how does she get clients), a true sense of the twisted, or real insider scoop about "the business." I've read this sort of "weird celebrity requests" expose in various magazines.

If you're really keen on celebritry-assistant madness, you'd be better off renting the movie "Swimming With Sharks" (1995) with Kevin Spacey. That said, if you're not expecting a whole lot, this book is fine to take to the beach, as it doesn't require much thought.
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