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"Delightful... affecting tale...

potent and palpable."

"The Best Summer Books

to Read in 2020"

"Bravo... charming, hilarious,

and memorable."

She Needs an Assistant... He Needs a Hero.

A hilariously heartfelt novel influenced in part by the author’s time assisting Carrie Fisher. 

Praise for A Star Is Bored:

"A Star is Bored is an absolute knockout. Riotously funny and wickedly tender. The pitch-perfect absurdity and sharp heartbreak of this story come to life so vividly that the last page left me aching. Completely outrageous and positively lovely."

― Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six

A Star is Bored is a warm, hilarious act - and celebration - of love. A novel that gloriously fails to commit the crime of boredom.”

― Patrick Ness, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls.

“I’m in love with this hearty story of a hilarious Hollywood friendship. It’s fierce and funny and will warm your heart in these often frigid times. This is some queer chicken noodle soup for my soul, honey.”

― Jonathan Van Ness, New York Times bestselling author of Over the Top


"I didn't go into this expecting a love story, but the one here between a Hollywood assistant and his famous, hilarious and deeply lonely boss came very close to breaking my heart.”

― Julia Claiborne Johnson, bestselling author of Be Frank With Me


"Byron Lane has written a book that will touch you on so many levels. I was prepared for the laughs, but didn't expect the poignant story of a relationship both difficult and wonderful at the same time. A terrific read."

― Laurie Gelman, bestselling author of Class Mom and You've Been Volunteered

 A STAR IS BORED - Coming July 28, 2020.

Preorder on IndieBound or Amazon or anywhere books are sold.

Byron Lane is an author, playwright, and screenwriter. His debut novel is called A STAR IS BORED, about a celebrity assistant struggling to manage his eccentric and hilarious movie star boss, inspired in part by Lane’s time as assistant to beloved actress Carrie Fisher. 

Lane also wrote the acclaimed play TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST, the award winning web series LAST WILL & TESTICLE, and the feature film HERPES BOY starring Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer.

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"Amazing... this is a book for everyone."

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