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The Next Best Thing - by Jennifer Weiner
Actors arenít the only ones trying to make it in Hollywood.ÖAt twenty-three, Ruth Saunders left her childhood home in Massachusetts and headed west with her seventy-year-old grandma in tow, hoping to make it as a screenwriter. Six years later, she hits the jackpot when she gets The Call: the sitcom she wrote, The Next Best Thing, has gotten the green light, and Ruthieís going to be the showrunner. But her dreams of Hollywood happiness are threatened by demanding actors, number-crunching executives, an unrequited crush on her boss, and her grandmotherís impending nuptials.

Set against the fascinating backdrop of Los Angeles show business culture, with an insiderís ear for writerís room showdowns and an eye for bad backstage behavior and set politics, Jennifer Weinerís new novel is a rollicking ride on the Hollywood roller coaster, a heartfelt story about what itís like for a young woman to love, and lose, in the land where dreams come true.