Hello Darling, Are You Working?

British actor Rupert Everett charmed his way into moviegoers affections with his scene stealing performance in My Best Friend s Wedding Everett is also the gifted writer of this scathingly funny novel of a down and out actor s zany misadventures amid a wildly colorful menagerie of madcap trendsetters.Fame is a fleeting thing, as ex soap opera star Rhys Waveral discoverBritish actor Rupert Everett charmed his way into moviegoers affections with his scene stealing performance in My Best Friend s Wedding Everett is also the gifted writer of this scathingly funny novel of a down and out actor s zany misadventures amid a wildly colorful menagerie of madcap trendsetters.Fame is a fleeting thing, as ex soap opera star Rhys Waveral discovers When he loses all his money in the stock market and no new acting jobs are forthcoming, eviction from his elegant hotel suite looms large Stripped of all his assets, Rhys realizes he has only one thing left to sell himself And a pair of jet setting dowagers couldn t be thrilled From staid English country houses to flamboyant Parisian nightclubs and an outrageous costume ball in Tangiers, Rupert Everett spins a raucous and irresistible modern farce.
Hello Darling Are You Working British actor Rupert Everett charmed his way into moviegoers affections with his scene stealing performance in My Best Friend s Wedding Everett is also the gifted writer of this scathingly funny novel

  • Title: Hello Darling, Are You Working?
  • Author: Rupert Everett Frances Crichton Stuart
  • ISBN: 9780380721528
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Rupert Everett Frances Crichton Stuart

    Rupert James Hector Everett is a two time Golden Globe nominated English film actor, author and former singer.He first came into public attention in the early 1980s when he was cast in Julian Mitchell s play and subsequent film Another Country for playing an openly homosexual student at an English public school, set in the 1930s Since then he has appeared in many other films with mostly major roles, including My Best Friend s Wedding, The Next Best Thing and the Shrek sequels.

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    • Ben Becker said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Don't ask me why I read this.

    • Jean said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Strange book. I read about 3/4's of it and stopped.

    • Erica Castellanos said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      This book was unexpectedly endearing. Though some of the "lingo" was above my head (being an American reader of a later time), I was able to get the jist of it. I am not always a big fan of these particular subject matters, but Everett makes the characters sympathetic through their faults, touches on subjects which supply sincere depth and pathos, and seems to leave the overall impression that the heroes of the story, at least, did not so much *choose* this life as fell into it; and thus those o [...]

    • Dusty said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      The first book I've read that can be accurately called a catty gay picaresque. Not sure how many of those the world needs, to be honest, but I wanted something fluffy to balance the textbooks, and Rupert Everett's novel fit the bill. Everett, you should know, is an excellent British actor who never quite received the fame and career he deserved -- probably because he is a proudly gay man, and that still scares (unenlightened) people. The book's protagonist, Rhys, known also as Dorhys, Dorita and [...]

    • Marsha said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Fiction books written by actors and actresses always bemuse me. It’s like watching an elephant tap dance. The performance doesn’t have to be particularly good; you’re just amazed that it’s done at all. The young Rhys Waveral isn’t your average little boy. From the very beginning, he knew he wanted to be an actress. That’s right, ACTRESS. There were just a couple of things in the way From these embarrassing beginnings, we witness a character’s determination to seize life by the ba [...]

    • Charles Smith said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      "Divided into three acts like a stage play, "Hello Darling, Are You Working?" is liberally and wonderfully illustrated by Frances Crichton Stuart. The pictures are like the black-and-white, pen-and-ink drawings found in a children's storybook.Although Rhys [the main character] is supposed to be a gay man, there is very little in the book to suggest this, which is [one] reason I found [the book] of no significance to me as a reader or to gay literature in general. There are so much hijinks going [...]

    • Carlos Mock said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      This book follows Rhys Waveral, a. k. a. Dorhys, Dorita, Wavy, Rhyssie, Lancelot, and Keith--depending on what drugs his on, or what part he's playing--either in life or acting.Rhys gets in trouble when the stock market crashes in 1987, thus leaving him with an exorbitant debt at the Hotel Leicester in Paris. Strip of all his assets, Rhys has only one thing to sell--himself.Thus the farce is set that will transpire in Tangier, Morocco at the annual costume ball given to all the rich Brit ex pats [...]

    • Strmd87 said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Delighful. One suspects some of these adventures are drawn from Rupert Everett's life. I've re-read this book countless times. It's the story of a young English boy who would rather play dress up than grow up, so he becomes an actor. A fortuitous meeting in a bathroom with his soon-to-be-future agent lands him a recurring role on an American sitcom, and it's off to the races.Along the way, he dabbles in: Homosex, hetrosex, drugs, marriage, costume parties, debt, jewels, drugs, face creams, and p [...]

    • Johnny D said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      'Darling Are You Working' is Rupert Everett's entertaining novelization of his years working as a male hustler in England and America. The cast of characters is a bright melange of drag queens, speed freaks, and crusty cultural dons who act as foils. Worth it if just for the chapter where the Everett character's military dad accidentally takes acid and makes out with a transvestite. Frothy, nonsense fun

    • Micha Meinderts said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      This definitely felt like a book that was published because of the author's name, not because it was a good story. It was all over the place, with flashbacks and change of protagonist for bits and pieces, ludicrous characters that I couldn't keep apart for the life of me, persistent cases of forgetting the "show, don't tell" rule and a general feeling of "bad story, why am I still reading this". Rupert Everett is a good actor, but he should stop publishing books.

    • Laura Stenzel said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Interesting read the characters are sketched out beautifully, but I just didn't enjoy their story very much. But I definitely appreciated Everett's use of language. I will save this one to read again later and see if I appreciate the story when in a different frame of mind.

    • Jeff said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Picture a very long episode of Ab Fab written by the playwright Joe Orton (Loot) and you've got Rupert Everett's debut novel. The story is filled with cinematic and visual humor that I think would've lent itself better to a movie than it does to a novel.

    • Jon-david Mafia Hairdresser said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      I liked Rupert Everett's book. I was surprised. This is like saddling right up next to the movie star and finding out what if feels like to be him and know what his life is like. The story was simple and not super original but I think he's a good writer. This is a quick fun summer read.

    • Cornelius Dennis said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Despite his undeniable talent as an actor, Everett is probably an even more talented writer. Laugh out loud funny, this books is a thinly veiled autobiography, with plenty added for comic effect of course. I wish he would write more of this kind of novel.

    • CupcakeBlonde said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Although I did not like Everett's autobiography, I do like him as an actor and his writing was witty and original. So I will give this fictional book a try. Perhaps he should stick to fiction rather than talking about himself.

    • Angie said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Have you ever read a book in which you were sure it was getting ready to be very interesting? This is what it is like to read Hello Darling, Are you Working. I loved the little sketches and the tongue in cheek intros to each chapter but in the end I was left wanting.

    • Alexandra Crocodile said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Quite funny semi-bio from renowned actor Rupert Everett. It tells the story of him as a young man, becoming a rent boy, a druggie, and his dream of becoming a great actress by the name of Lady Beth Fraser. Funny, but not Hugh Laurie-funny. Very 90's.

    • Clare said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Good fun, especially the very first chapter which made me laugh so hard I forgave the rest of the book for being a little bit self-indulgent and precious.

    • Val said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      A fictional book that mirrors his biography "Red Carpets and Banana Skins". I enjoyed it immensely.

    • Angie said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Just a supremely funny book. Very Brit, very tongue-in-whatever. Decadent. Hilarious cast of characters.

    • Lisa Arreola said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Good potential, great humor.

    • Dave Cullen said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      I tried to like this.

    • Caitlin said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      oh god, so hard to read.

    • Lucy Taliadoros said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Enjoyed it

    • Christopher said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      quick, easy readd hysterical.

    • Mimi Curtis said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Pretty ghastly sorry to say!

    • Amanda said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Frothy fun

    • Antoine said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      as mad as its author !

    • Kate said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      Rupert Everett's "fictional" account of being a male escort. Need I say more?

    • Victor said:
      Sep 22, 2018 - 22:53 PM

      found my copy of this book while unpacking the new house. everett writes like the lovechild of wodehouse and wharton. LOVE it!

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