By Lauren Weisberger
Brooke enjoyed studying the dishy superstar gossip rag final evening. that's, till her marriage turned a weekly headline.Brooke was once interested in the soulful, enigmatic Julian adjust the first actual time she heard him practice “Hallelujah” at a dismal East Village dive bar.Now 5 years married, Brooke balances jobs—as a nutritionist at NYU health facility and as a expert to an higher East aspect ladies’ institution, the place privilege long gone flawed and disordered consuming run rampant—in order to assist help her husband’s dream of constructing it within the tune world.Things are taking a look up while after years of taking part in big apple golf equipment and toiling as an A&R intern, Julian ultimately will get signed via Sony. even if no one’s promising that the album will ever hit the airwaves, Julian continues to be devoted to logging in lengthy hours on the recording studio. All that adjustments after Julian is requested to accomplish at the this night exhibit with Jay Leno—and is catapulted to stardom, actually in a single day. striking possibilities start stoning up nearly daily—a new fashion designer cloth cabinet, a journey with Maroon five, even a Grammy performance.At first the newfound status is fun—who wouldn’t are looking to remain on the Chateau Marmont or stopover at the set of 1 of television’s preferred indicates? but it appears Brooke’s candy husband—the guy who can’t deal with sizzling showers and wears socks to bed—is more and more absent, even on these infrequent nights they’re domestic jointly. whilst rumors approximately Brooke and Julian swirl within the tabloid magazines, she starts to question the reality of her marriage and is compelled to eventually come to phrases with what she thinks she wants—and what she really wishes.
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Please. You’re not—” “No, really. It’s pathetic that I’m almost thirty and still think of my college boyfriend as my only ‘real’ relationship. It is also pathetic that I belong to multiple online dating sites and date men from all of them. ” Brooke took another sip. ’” “You know what I mean,” Nola said. “If you were the only one privy to my humiliation, I could live with that. ” “Thanks. It was on my word-a-day calendar this morning. So, really, I’m so inured to the indignity of it all that I have no filter anymore.
I do appreciate you coming all the way down here. ” “Who were you just on with? ” Nola looked baffled. She stared at the ceiling as she appeared to rack her brain. “Daniel, Daniel . . oh! Nah, I’m over him. I brought him to a work thing early last week and he was weird. Super awkward. No, that was setting up tomorrow’s Match dot-com date. Second one this week. ” She sighed. “Please. You’re not—” “No, really. It’s pathetic that I’m almost thirty and still think of my college boyfriend as my only ‘real’ relationship.
Of course that’s not what I think of him. Don’t take it so personally. It’s just hard, as your friend, to watch you kill yourself working to support him for so many years now. ” “Well, I appreciate your concern for my well-being, but you should know it was my choice to take on the extra private school consulting work to help support us. ” Brooke had been ecstatic beyond description—possibly even more than Julian—when he’d called her with the initial offer from Sony eight months earlier. Two hundred fifty thousand dollars was more than they’d collectively made in the previous five years, and Julian would have the freedom to do with it what he wanted.