REVIEWED BY LISA KAY GREISSINGER
Witty and revealing, this first novel by L.A. insiders Ruthanna Khalighi Hopper (Dennis's daughter) and Amanda Goldberg (whose father is producer Leonard Goldberg) is a walk-up to that blessed event: the Oscars. Narrated by Lola Santisi, a daughter of Hollywood royalty (Dad hopes to snag his second directing Oscar), the book chronicles the week leading up to the little gold man. After a disastrous turn in one of her father's films, Lola has given up acting to help a designer pal get one of his dresses on the red carpet. Her attempts at wooing celebs are a riot, and it's fun trying to sort fact from fiction. But it's the soirées and social maneuvering that are the true stars: the swag suites, the GM Ten fashion show, Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg's pre-Oscar lunch—all are pitch-perfect. You'll feel like you were there—and be glad you weren't.