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An incredibly timely terrifically witty and moving debut about a young writer's assistant on a late night comedy show and what transpires when she accepts an invitation from its enigmatic host to spend a long weekend at his mansion in ConnecticutJune Bloom is a broke cynical twenty nine year old writer's assistant on the late night comedy show Stay Up with Hugo Best Hugo Best is in his sixties a beloved icon of TV and humor and a notorious womanizer After he unexpectedly retires and a party is held for his now unemployed sta. Typical millennial jives with aging superstar She makes herself so at home you could swear that this was the same girl who completely ignores the Lyft driver after exiting her bomb ass house you know entitledAnd this is Stay Ups forte the vivid portrayal of a Millennial In case you were wondering in case you didn t know The worst I suffered was nonsuccess 37 The worst we suffer is the typical minutia that a tale like this wants to include so that it has a patina of WOW Instead it is a sad reminder of how empty fans and stars are alike Like why would a comedian want this girl s opinions She hasn t lived does so in an intrepidstupid way What is so special about her She is tired of being impressed she gives us nothing but adeuately exists in a comfy sphere Ugh She lives in NY and tries to be a comedian Ugh gag Skip this one For reasons unknown it is getting above average reviews

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Pts The exact terms of the visit are never spelled out but June is realistic and clear eyed enough to guess Even so as the weekend unfolds and the enigmatic Hugo gradually reveals himself their dynamic proves to be much complicated and less predictable than she expectedAt once hilarious and poignant brilliantly incisive and terrifically propulsive Stay Up with Hugo Best is an incredibly timely exploration of sexual politics in the #MeToo age and the unforgettable story of one young woman’s poignant stumbling into adulthood. I wasn t completely sure what to expect when I started this one but I could not stop thinking about it during the few days that I read it The book takes place over the four days of memorial day weekend after Hugo Best a late night talk show host has wrapped up filming his last show On a whim he invites June Bloom a writers assistant on his show to his house in Connecticut June now jobless and having a crush on Hugo since childhood accepts his invitation despite the fact that he is 30 years her senior and has uite a reputationWhat follows is a uietly hilarious and at times sad character study of these two June laments the difficulty of being a not uite successful twenty something and Hugo struggles with saying goodbye to his show and growing older They both grapple with what fame means to them how much they want it how it protects how it isolates Somers writing is keenly observant and she does dialogue in a way that made me feel like the characters were real people I was listening to This one reminded me of a real life version of 30 rock so I highly recommend for those who love comedy but also a real life look at what it means to be famous seek fame and sometimes feel disappointed by it all

Erin Somers À 7 Summary

Ff June ends up at a dive bar for an open mic night and prepares for the sad return to the anonymous comedian lifestyle What she’s not prepared for is a run in with Hugo at that dive bar Nor for the invitation that swiftly follows Hugo asks June to come to his mansion in Greenwich for the long Memorial Day weekend “No funny business” he insistsJune in need of a job and money confident she can handle herself but secretly harboring the remains of a childhood crush on the charming older comedian and former role model acce. If you ve ever free fallen into an experience knowing there was probably nothing good to come from it but it arose and you said What the hey you never know and the whole time you were rolling with it you knew it was stupid and you assumed intimacy that felt natural but had no roots you may enjoy this book If you ve ever been close with somebody who was or later became famous but you know how he is in real life you will be interested in this book If you ve worked with comedians you will find much to resonate with And if you ve suffered from being a professional wait er as in one who waits for other people to do something so that you can do something this book is for youTwenty nine year old world weary June Bloom loses her TV writers assistant job when the comedy show Stay Up with Hugo Best fires Hugo Best and she accepts a weekend invitation to his house in tony Greenwich Connecticut What makes the story rich is the self awareness of June and Hugo and the overall wisdom of author Erin SomersThis is a well written literary novel about a slick subject but the author s wisdom makes it anything but slick I really enjoyed it right up until the preamble to the ending view spoilerwhich although realistic transactional sex with a famous person and I ve known plenty of women who have acted like June Bloom did made me kind of sick I could also see a character with June s level of self awareness along with a pretty easy childhood no trauma to twist her up coming to her senses during a conversation with a fellow unemployed writer from the show about his the writer s assumption that she was going to have sex with 68 year old Hugo for payback It could have shocked her out of her amorphous and existential problems leading to a completely different preamble where instead of giving the famous Hugo Best a blow job she ends up comforting him like a mother marking the beginning of a new level of maturity for her with a man who will never grow up All the rest could have followed as written and the protagonist would have experienced a changegrowth hide spoiler

  • Hardcover
  • 272
  • Stay Up with Hugo Best
  • Erin Somers
  • en
  • 14 October 2019
  • 9781982102357

About the Author: Erin Somers

Erin Somers is the author of STAY UP WITH HUGO BEST forthcoming from Scribner in April 2019



10 thoughts on “Stay Up with Hugo Best

  1. says:

    June Bloom 29 years old was a writing assistant for Stay Up with Hugo Best a late night comedy show June lived with a roommate in a Brooklyn neighborhood both charmless and in flux She had slowly worked her way up from audience page to writers assistant for her childhood crush Hugo Best This beloved TV comedian and womanizer unexpectedly announced his last show and upcoming retirementJune is now unemployed It will be ba

  2. says:

    Typical millennial jives with aging superstar She makes herself so at home you could swear that this was the same girl who completely ignores the Lyft driver after exiting her bomb ass house you know entitledAnd this is Stay Ups forte the vivid portrayal of a Millennial In case you were wondering; in case you didn't know The worst I suffered was nonsuccess 37 The worst we suffer is the typical minutia that a tale like this want

  3. says:

    Narrator 3 starsStory 2 starsCharacters 25 starsOverall rating 275 stars I think Had a couple spots where it was interesting for me but overall this was pretty underwhelming More focused on the characters than the plot Now that isn't always bad but the people created have to grab your attention somehow and get you invested in what was going to happenIt had my interest enough to keep going but still not completely sure w

  4. says:

    Thanks to NetGalley and Simon Schuster for the opportunity to read this ARC in return for an honest review After reading a number of dark murder mysteries I wanted to take a break and read something lighthearted and comical

  5. says:

    If you've ever free fallen into an experience knowing there was probably nothing good to come from it but it arose and you said What the hey you never know—and the whole time you were rolling with it you knew it was stupid and you assumed intimacy that felt natural but had no roots you may enjoy this book If you've ever been close with som

  6. says:

    I was cringing as I finished this novel It started out well Young staff writer June Bloom accepts a long weekend invitation from her former celebrity boss The talk show he hosted for years has finally aired its last episo

  7. says:

    I wasn't completely sure what to expect when I started this one but I could not stop thinking about it during the few days that I read it The book takes place over the four days of memorial day weekend after Hugo Best a late night talk show host has wrapped up filming his last show On a whim he invites June Bloom a writers assistant on his show to his house in Connecticut June now jobless and having a crush on Hugo since childhood accepts

  8. says:

    Yuck

  9. says:

    A wry and meditative novel about fame and the proximity to it June is an aspiring comedian at the very bottom of the totem pole at a late night talk show hosted by famed comedian Hugo Best After Hugo's run on the show ends meaning they're both out of a job the sixty something Hugo invites 29 year old June to his Connectic

  10. says:

    While I enjoyed reading this debut by Erin Somers it left me somewhat cold and not understanding what the overall thesis of the novel was June was a bit of a one dimensional character to me and while not unlikeable I just couldn't really connect with her I liked all of the pop culture and comedy references a lot

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