The image of Britney Spears with a shaved head, violently swinging an umbrella at a paparazzi’s car is not something that will soon be forgotten. The world watched while a sweet, innocent young girl’s life was scrutinized and eventually fell apart before our very eyes. This is unfortunately a very real scenario that happens all too often in today’s world of super stardom. Just look at Lindsay Lohan, Demi Lovato, Amy Winehouse and countless others. Even today, at age 30, Britney Spears is controlled by her father and fiance via co-conservatorship.
In the latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling authors Emma
McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, comes a novel about family ties and mega
stardom – and the secret, dark sides of each.
Emma and Nicola always seems to have their fingers on the pulse of
current themes, and are able to satirize them to much success. In The
Nanny Diaries, they depicted the excesses of new wealth in the millennium,
while in Nanny Returns
, Emma and Nicola explored the implications of the
, they go behind the scenes into the secret world of a megafamous
pop star — the one that everyone thinks they know (after all, her face is
plastered across every magazine, tabloid, and celebrity blog) — but
whose entire existence is a carefully crafted facade.
Twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade has built a life for herself in New
York City, far from her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma. But when she
gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant, it’s an offer
she can’t refuse. Logan hasn’t seen Kelsey since they were separated as
kids; in the meantime, Kelsey Wade has become one of Fortune
Magazine’s most powerful celebrities and carrion for the paparazzi. But
the joy at their reunion is overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between
Kelsey and her controlling parents. As Kelsey grasps desperately at a
“real” life, Logan risks everything to try and give her cousin the one thing
she has never known—happiness. As Kelsey unravels in a horribly public way Logan finds that she will ultimately have to choose between
saving her cousin and saving herself.
Between You and Me is in stores June 12.