Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures (Hardcover)
September 2012 Indie Next List
“Despite what the gorgeous dresses, extravagant jewelry, and exotic mansions might suggest, movie stars are people, too. Elsa Emerson learns as a nine-year-old in Door County, Wisconsin, that she loves the limelight, and she spends her life both seeking it out and resisting it. Elsa moves to Hollywood, becomes film star Laura Lamont, loves, loses, succeeds, and fails. Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures gives readers a well-crafted, wistful, inside look into the glory days of Tinseltown.”
— Hannah Johnson-Breimeier, Next Chapter Bookshop, Mequon, WI
About the Author
Emma Straub is from New York City. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Vacationers and Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures. Her fiction and non-fiction have been published by "Tin House, The Paris Review ""Daily", "Time, Slate, "and "The New York Times, "and she is a staff writer for "Rookie". Straub lives with her husband in Brooklyn, where she also works as a bookseller.