No political science degree could ever prepare Elizabeth Miller for her new job as second assistant at The Agency, whose clients include everyone youave never metabut you know who theyare sleeping with. A former congressional intern in Washington, Lizzie makes a bid for a life change that lands her a job a world away, where ethics and First Amendment debates take a backseat to pleading the Fifth for ritalin-snorting boss Scott Wagner, the hottest young agent in Hollywood who devotes his days to playing online pokerathat is, when heas not closing a $30 million deal for one of his AAA-list clients. And while getting six hundred dollar highlights from Cameron Das colorist or organizing the strippers for George Cas party come close to causing heart failure for this East Coast girl, the real dangers lurk elsewhere. But Lizzie is a survivor, and no Machiavellian assistant, lecherous producer, or power struggle at The Agency can douse her nascent dreams of climbing up the Hollywood ladder. But first she has to run down to the Coffee Bean to pick up that triple espresso, or Scott is going to throw something.... For anyone who loved "The Nanny Diaries" or "The Devil Wears Prada,"" The Second Assistant" is a compulsively readable novel and a gleeful skewering of Tinsel Town packed with outrageous, thinly veiled stories about the deranged, the dastardly, and the unspeakably glamorous that will have tongues wagging from coast to coast.