Book Review: L.A. Fadeaway: A Novel
Book: L.A. Fadeaway: A Novel
Author: Jordan Okun
Synopsis: Twenty-three, the son of a studio head, rich, entitled, and working in the trainee program of the hottest talent agency in Los Angeles. Fueled by massive quantities of unchecked ambition and attitude, he has one goal: become an agent and take over Hollywood. Yet in spite of his cocky-cool demeanor, living the “life” is not all it’s cracked up to be. This born-andbred boy of la-la land is consumed with constant anxiety, which he dulls with the usual tools of the trade: Xanax, alcohol, pot, and porn. He knows all too well that Hollywood is a zerosum game: the only way to get power is to take it.
All of us want to live Hollywood and find out all the backstage secrets of la la land. Now we can get the entire scoop about the glitz and glam of celebrity life style without the invasion of privacy and drama. Jordan Okun gives readers an inside look into the world of entertainment but puts a hilarious and witty twist on the inner workings of show biz.
The book is The Devil Wears Prada meets America’s Got Talent, and displays the ins and outs a Hollywood agency. Okun writes about the less glamorous mechanics of being a starlet and the eccentric people that will do just about anything to be a VIP.
The main character is unlikeable but charming with his determination and drive he will stop at nothing to make it to the top, even if that means on stepping on people to get there. The book is a fun and short read, and after you are done read you’ll be sad that finished it so quickly.