Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Review - "Let Me Be Your Star" by Rachel Shukert

By Byrne Harrison

How much fun can you have for a $1.99?  If you pick up a copy of Rachel Shukert's "Let Me Be Your Star," the answer is quite a lot.

Shukert's book is based on her work recapping episodes of the first two seasons of "SMASH," the short-lived show about bringing a musical to Broadway.  This book isn't just a collection of those recaps, but a twisty tale of a girl who grows up loving theatre, tries her hand at acting and playwriting, and finds her way to the inner circle of theatre people she admires by making fun of them.

Which was okay.  As one of those theatre people says, "[O]f all the people who wrote about the show, you're the only one who was one of us."

"Let Me Be Your Star" is laugh-out-loud-on-the-subway-until-you-snort-then-have-to-avoid-eye-contact-with-everyone funny.  It's a must-read for anyone who enjoyed Shukert's recaps or her other writing.

To purchase your copy of "Let Me Be Your Star" at only $1.99, follow the link below.

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