"Amy Spencer is an accidental celebrity. On Monday, she's a normal college student in Michigan. By the end of the week, she's in Hollywood, starring in a TV pilot - as a regular girl from Michigan. It's all fun and games until the show gets picked up and Amy learns the terrible price of stardom - to keep the part she didn't even want at first, she's going to have to get the Hollywood Car Wash to make her more marketable. First, she'll have to lose twenty pounds. She'll also need new teeth, blonder hair, and a megastar boyfriend with a big secret. By changing everything from her weight to her hair to her name, Amy slowly learns that the only way to survive in Hollywood is to lose herself. Inspired by true events, this shockingly accurate novel about the ins and outs of the Hollywood game will leave the reader wondering - who is Star?" (amazon.com)
Gee, uh...Katie Holmes? Though the author doesn't say the story is intentionally based on Holmes, she does admit the characters and situations are based on real people. Holmes herself is reportedly disturbed by the story. "Someone gave her a copy last weekend, and she's been reading it nonstop ever since," said a friend of Mrs. Cruise. "She's already having problems with Tom, and now she feels like her private life has been exposed. She's really upset." Whatever the deal is, what a fantastic marketing plot for the author. Oprah's book club? Who needs it.