• Title: Driving Under The Affluence
  • Author: Julia Phillips
  • ISBN: 9780749323356
  • Page: 260
  • Format: None
  • Driving Under The Affluence In a riveting sequel to her bestseller You ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again Phillips extends the bright light of her brutal wit and frank observation to all of Los Angeles a dying ember of an
    In a riveting sequel to her 1 bestseller You ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, Phillips extends the bright light of her brutal wit and frank observation to all of Los Angeles, a dying ember of an essentially decadent, post war, pop cultural dream machine.

    One Reply to “Driving Under The Affluence”

    1. This is one of the worst books I have ever had the misfortune to read. It is almost unreadable prose. It has no redeeming value that I could find. I loved the author's first book, You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again but that was insightful, funny, clever, and dishy.

    2. I picked up an armful of memoirs at my local thrift store and this was amongst them. I was familiar with Phillips' previous book "You'll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again" and so I thought "why not?" and set to reading.At a high-level, this book is about the writing process for Lunch and also goes through the release of the book and some of the reactions. However, if you haven't read and MEMORIZED Lunch this book will make little, if any, sense. She refers to people casually and you're supposed [...]

    3. So . I have read other reviews of this book, and it seemed that the majority say it is a one star read. I, on the other hand, really enjoyed it. She lost me sometimes. She did. Her mind goes all over the place at points in the book, but I liked it. Her first book "You'll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again" was the one that people raved over. I haven't read it yet. This one is about what happened "after" that book, after the success, and it was just about her. I like her. She seems a personable l [...]

    4. Picked this one up a while back, from the dollar store I believe, and finally got around to reading it. I give it a few stars for her wit and because she's clever, but this is a book that really didn't need to be written. She should've stopped after You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again, and I'm guessing probably would have if she hadn't needed the money. Her Hollywood adventures at this point just aren't that interesting, and neither are the names she drops everywhere. Since I'm only out a [...]

    5. Made it to page 162 before I conceded to DNF. I had read Julia's previous book in college, and though it's been years I recall enjoying it. This one is all over the place - it reads like drugged-out babble.

    6. Nowhere near as good as her previous book, You Will Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again". By this point, it looks as if Phillips has burned too many bridges and brain cells. She has run out of people to expose and is reduced to self-mockery. It's actually kind of sad. RIP.

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