• Stay Up with Hugo Best

  • By: Erin Somers
  • Narrated by: Sarah Steele
  • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
  • 3.4 out of 5 stars (28 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

One of Vogue’s Best Books of 2019 

“Incisive, funny, and tinged with melancholy, the timely novel follows two lost but clever souls desperate for connection.” (Entertainment Weekly

June Bloom is 29, broke, and an aspiring comedy writer. Hugo Best is a beloved late-night TV icon and notorious womanizer who invites her to his mansion for Memorial Day weekend. This is the story of their four days together, a “zippy...magnificent...devilishly fun ride” (Vogue). 

When June Bloom, an assistant on the late-night comedy show Stay Up with Hugo Best, runs into Hugo himself at an open mic following his unexpected retirement, she finds herself fielding a surprising invitation: Hugo asks June to come to his mansion in Greenwich for the long Memorial Day weekend. “No funny business,” he insists. June, in need of a job and money but harboring the remains of a childhood crush on the charming older comedian and former role model, is confident she can handle herself. She accepts. As the weekend unfolds and the enigmatic Hugo gradually reveals appealingly vulnerable facets to his personality, their dynamic proves to be much more complicated and less predictable than June imagined. 

“A witty and subtle commentary on sex, power, and social politics” (Refinery 29) and “an outstanding comedic debut” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), Stay Up with Hugo Best announces a gloriously irreverent, bold, and winning new voice in fiction. 

©2019 Erin Somers (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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I loved everything about this book and highly recommend it, as I already have to friends and family.

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Surprisingly absorbing and fun

This novel is surprisingly reflective and funny. The details and strong ironic Millennial voice make it both vivid and compelling.

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This book was anticlimactic and extremely dry. Very hard to get through. There was no actual plot.

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Had a hard time getting into this book. I didn't really connect with the narrator, not a lot of emotion went into it. Thought I would like it more than I did, but I didn't. I wanted to though.

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