Leading Man Read Online Free - In the tradition of David Nicholls and Nick Hornby comes a hilarious, bittersweet, heartwarming debut novel about love of all kinds: first, unrequited, delusional, obsessive, and, ultimately, the kind that lasts. A VINTAGE CONTEMPORARIES ORIGINAL
At 26, Maxwell Lerner thinks he has his whole life figured out. He's got the girl-his high-school sweetheart Samantha. He's got the job-low-level reporter for a prestigious national magazine. He even lives with aforementioned girl in a walk-up studio apartment in the West Village. Life is sweet. Until his aspiring actress girlfriend leaves him for his childhood hero, Johnny Mars, who, as action adventurer "Jack Montana," features in some of Max's favorite movies. Getting dumped for one of his idols sets Max off on a dual mission: to get inside the glamorous world Samantha left him for, and to win her back. But when Samantha's perfect life takes an unexpected turn, Max gets more of an education, in life and in love, than he bargained for.
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October 07, 2013
2.5 Stars? Maybe 3? Still unsure...
Hmm. I... Don't know what I think about this book.
It didn't interest me at first, and it wasn't as awe inspiring as all the blurbs made it sound, but it wasn't a bad read. I didn't find it as charming or funny as I was led to believe, but it wasn't terrible.
October 23, 2013
So I started off loving this book, got to being frustrated with it, and finally put it down far more satisfied than many recent books I've read.
First, I'm all about the entertainment world, so I was enticed by what I thought would be a fairy-tale of sorts with the main character, 26 year old Max,...
November 20, 2013
I really give the book a 3.5 star, but I'm ok with giving it 4.
I found the book humorous and I enjoyed all the nods to pop culture - especially from the earlier days. There seemed to be more of these comments about old tv shows etc at the beginning of the book and I often found myself smiling as...
October 08, 2013
I FOUND MAX FUNNY, GOOFY AND NEEDED A ATTITUDE REFRESHER ON WOMAN.. ALL IN ALL I LIKED THE BOOK VERY MUCH, WE REALLY NEVER GET OVER OUR 1ST LOVES AND IM GLAD IT ENDED WITH HIM FINDING LOVE AGAIN AND NOT W/ SAMMY. HER AND MR MARS, WELL, HE WAS THOUGHTFUL FOR "HIMSELF" BUT IT WORKED OUT IN THE END...
November 10, 2013
Sometimes long winded about describing stuff but entertaining.
October 26, 2013
This is from my blog about the book
Just finished off another good read, this one by Benjamin Svetkey a former writer at Entertainment Weekly who took his past life experience and turned it into a really great little book called Leading Man. It is a quick read at only 230pgs but he manages to cram...
September 15, 2013
I love pop culture and anything that has to do with movies. I love movies so much, I even have a film studies minor at school. Needless to say, when I read the synopsis for this one and saw that the author was a writer for Entertainment Weekly, I couldn't wait to read it.
Max feels like nothing i...
October 15, 2013
Max's twenty-something dreams for his future are dashed when his childhood sweetheart leaves him for a famous action movie star. In response Max directs his writing efforts towards entertainment journalism and tries to uncover the appeal of celebrity. What follows is twenty years of rom-com shena...
January 29, 2015
Book Review: Leading Man by Benjamin Svetkey Note: I received this book from A GoodReads GiveAway.
I am doing a 'Pass It On' with a Book GiveAway on my blog's Facebook page!
All you need to do is 'Like' my Facebook post and comment HERE! I will be numbering your comments and then using the True...
September 15, 2013
Would that the possibility of half-stars existed for ratings! While I feel that 4 stars is a bit generous for *Leading Man,* giving it 3 seemed unforgivably stingy for a book whose only crime, really, was in not being quite as good as I'd hoped. And high hopes I did indeed have--the novel promise...