- Mercy Sais
The Chateau Marmont is an opulent hotel in Hollywood where the rich and famous go to misbehave. In Last Night at the Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger, Brooke is dressing for the Grammys with her newly famous husband, wearing her first Valentino gown, her own plain gold wedding band replaced by a diamond the size of a macaroon when she finds out her “Rock Star” husband was at the Chateau Marmont with another woman—there are pictures just published in the tabloids—and then her boss calls from the hospital where she works as a nutritionist and fires her for missing too much time for following her husband to his gigs. Her Cinderella moment turns into a nightmare.
Brooke believes in her sweet singer/songwriter husband and has totally supported him during her five years of marriage by working two jobs so he can develop his talent. Then Julian gets his big break with Sony records, and he’s on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and his album debuts at number 4. He has an agent, a publicist, a stylist and it’s a world Brooke and Julian are unprepared for. The Tabloid vultures circle and try to play on the couple’s insecurities. You’ll want to root for their marriage working out.
If you enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada, you are in for a good read in Last Night at the Chateau Marmont. There’s celebrity gossip, snappy dialog with Brooke’s BFF Nola, and romance.