Life in the Hollywood Lane
women's fiction · coming of age · dark humor · contemporary woman · Hollywood
"Compelling and universal in so many ways...most highly recommended. This perceptive, wise and funny tale follows Trish as she ﬁnally reaches out and explores the world without her sidekick, and begins to understand her place in the scheme of things. The themes of recovery from grief, self-knowledge and courage resonated with me quite strongly." —Readers' Favorite
Quirky, heart-opening, funny, poignant, up, down, and everywhere in between—that's Life in the Hollywood Lane.
Trish, an actress in Los Angeles, is bereft after her best friend commits suicide. Glamorous yet tough-as-nails Hollywood is Trish's backdrop and a reflection of her life as she stumbles on through an actor's life of casting calls and premieres, rejection and acceptance. Slowly Trish releases the idea of how her life should be and embraces the messy, flawed, yet stunningly beautiful truth of how it is. Trish's humorous resilience and acceptance lead to transformation, surrender, and ultimately love. Author Ann Crawford's trademark optimism for life and love shine through in this inspiring story that reminds us all that no matter what the question, love is always the answer.
"...fascinating insight into the crazy world of Hollywood....Interested in film, this is for you; enjoy a good laugh, this book is for you. Will women enjoy it the most? Probably. I think, in many ways, this book reminds me of Bridget Jones. A complicated, slightly messed-up hero trying to make sense of a complicated, slightly messed-up world. Enjoy!" —A Wishing Shelf Book Review
"I thought [this] would be a light-hearted, probably silly, chick lit reach. Instead, I found myself deep in one of the most moving books I have ever read. My heart ached for Trish as she struggled through the days after her best friend died from suicide. I found myself rooting for her, cheering for her, and at the end of the book, I was sad that our time together was over." —NetGalley Review
"A fantastic women's fiction book. Looking forward to reading more from Ann Crawford." —Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews
"A story filled with optimism, inspiration, and coming full circle to end with love. If you enjoy stories where [women] reach for the stars, overcome life's situations and excel beyond their imagination, this book is a good fit for you....Life In Hollywood Lane [is] a story filled with optimism, inspiration, and coming full circle to end with love. —Cold Coffee Press
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ann Crawford is a multi-award-winning and best-selling author as well as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. She believes in love at first sight, that good always prevails, and that we're here for those wild-wonderful-way-out-there visions of ours to come alive. When she's not circumnavigating the globe (70 countries/territories and counting, plus all 50 states), communing with sea critters on the ocean floor (in her scuba gear), or climbing every mountain (on the back of her husband's motorcycle), or performing improv or standup comedy, you can find her writing. She lives in Denver, Colorado.