by Nick Hornby
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Just released: February 3, 2015
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Genre: Historical 1960s, Humor
Hardback: 464 pages
Set in 1960's London, Funny Girl is a lively account of the adventures of the intrepid young Sophie Straw as she navigates her transformation from provincial ingénue to television starlet amid a constellation of delightful characters. Insightful and humorous, Nick Hornby's latest does what he does best: endears us to a cast of characters who are funny if flawed, and forces us to examine ourselves in the process.
Behind the scenes look at the whole span of the lives of people involved in a successful tv show of the 60s - from starting out and breaking into the world of entertainment to the end of a series and on to a spin-off show and then revival.
What makes this story so fun are the individual characters (actors, writers, producers, directors, etc.) and how they are presented and described whatever their personality type and sexuality all set in the 60's in London.
Had a touch of the Mad Men vibe.
* review copy courtesy of publisher
* added this to my Bookish Bingo challenge - square: White Cover