BOOK REVIEW: SHOOTING STARS
My unexpected life photographing hollywood's most famous
I am so glad that I stumbled upon this witty and charming memoir. Shooting Stars is well written, interesting, and keeps a brisk pace.
Jennifer Buhl tells the true story of her sudden and somewhat accidental career as a paparazzo in Los Angeles. Yes you read that right, this is a memoir about the Paparazzi. And yes it is actually a good book.
One of my all time favorite sub-genres to read is celebrity memoirs and Shooting Stars is a completely unique and original look into the lives and personalities of some of Hollywood's most iconic celebrities.
This book is so much more than a petty gossip sesh or LA mudslinging. I expected this book to read like a tabloid, and it absolutely did not. Jennifer wrote from a personal and vulnerable place and I felt like I got to know her. Shooting Stars is a well crafted memoir with depth and direction.
As I often do with "light hearted" books, I decided to read this on the subway. However, I ended up being so engaged and intrigued that I nearly missed my stop on more than one occasion. Bright, funny, fascinating and completely binge-able, Shooting Stars would make a fabulous beach, airplane, or summer vay-cay read.
For fans of: Talking as Fast As I Can by Lauren Graham, Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman.