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Title:Arts & Entertainments
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Christopher R. Beha
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Number of Pages:288
Category:Fiction, Contemporary, Novels

Arts & Entertainments by Christopher R. Beha

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Arts & Entertainments Christopher Beha delivers a cutting send up of our cultural obsession with celebrity a deliciously witty and ultimately tender novel about the absurdity of fame and the complexity of love sure to appeal to fans of Maria Semple and Jess Walter .

A sharp edged satire with heart em Arts amp Entertainments em is the story of Handsome Eddie Hartley who at thirty three has forgone dreams of an acting career for the reality of life as a drama teacher at a boys prep school But when Eddie and his wife Susan discover they cannot have children it is one disappointment too many .

Weighted down with debt his wife s mounting unhappiness and his own deepening sense of failure Eddie is confronted with an alluring solution when an old friend turned web impresario suggests Eddie sell a sex tape he made with an ex girlfriend now a wildly popular television star Overcoming his initial moral qualms Eddie figures that in an era when any publicity is good publicity the tape won t cause any harm a decision that will have disastrous consequences and propel him straight into the glaring spotlight he once thought he craved .

A hilariously biting and incisive take down of our culture s monstrous obsession with fame em Arts amp Entertainments em is also a poignant and humane portrait of a young man s belated coming of age the complications of love and the surprising ways in which the most meaningful lives often turn out to be the ones we least expected to lead

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