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What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw

What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw by Leah Stewart
Mar 27, 2018 | 336 Pages
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One of PureWow‘s “20 Books We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018” and PopSugar‘s “Best New Books You Should Read This Spring”

“So much more than a fun page-turner. It’s actually a brutally honest look at the inner workings of fame.”—Entertainment Weekly

“Fame derails a once-solid relationship in Leah Stewart’s latest page-turner.”—InStyle (“Spring Break Reading List”)

“[A] high-stakes adventure… Part love story, part fun mystery, and a realistic look at TV acting and fame.”—Real Simple (“Five Books that Won’t Disappoint”)

“Leah Stewart’s clever tome tackles the complexities of fame.”Us Weekly

“A smart, clever novel about who we are and how we form our identities.”—PopSugar 

“Yes, it’s a love story about two TV actors. But it’s not your typical satirical Hollywood read. What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw is witty, humanizing, and vulnerable.”–HelloGiggles

“A lighthearted and loving book to curl up with.”The Lily (Washington Post)

“At turns funny and suspenseful.”Southern Living (“This Year’s Best Spring Break Reads”)

“Vivid and deeply relatable prose… A carefully crafted meditation on modern identity and the divisions between our public and private selves.”CityBeat Cincinnati 

“Thoughtful… Stewart skillfully creates multifaceted characters, and she shows a very human side of what’s often thought of as a vapid profession…. Endearing and satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly 
“Stewart masterfully portrays universal truths about self-awareness, image, and responsibility.”—Booklist

“[A] thoughtful study of two Hollywood denizens who take their craft as actors seriously… Achieve[s] an unstudied lyricism and cadence.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Ultimately a tale about the difference between perception and reality in our star-driven world.”—Bookish 

“Stewart’s copious research brings the less exotic elements of stardom (insecurity, on-set tedium, lack of privacy, fluctuating finances) into sharp relief, and her characters are far more believable than most who share the small screen with Charlie and Josie.”—BookPage

“I tore through What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw, captivated as much by the suspenseful plot as I was by the vivid prose and comedic moments. Leah Stewart has crafted an air-tight, accomplished novel ripe with remarkable human insights.”—Jami Attenberg, author of All Grown Up and The Middlesteins

“In What You Don’t Know About Charlie Outlaw, Leah Stewart displays such an amazing range as a writer, balancing intensity and suspense alongside deep introspection and then shifting to reveal such precise comic timing. She has a keen eye for the details that most of us would miss, presenting a clear vision of the absurdity of fame and the characters who struggle to live with and without it.  And holding it all together is Stewart’s unique understanding of what it is to be human, which always gives way to something perfect and true.”—Kevin Wilson, author of Perfect Little World and The Family Fang

Previous Praise for Leah Stewart

“Poignant, fierce, and compelling.”—Claire Messud

“Beautifully written and suspenseful.”—Margot Livesey

“A deeply human book: funny, tender, smart, and self-aware.”—Elin Hilderbrand

“Full of genuine feeling and gripping…Leah Stewart is a marvelous writer.”—Ann Packer

“Leah Stewart possesses magic.”—Kevin Wilson

“[Her] narrative voice is so alive.”—Marisa de Los Santos

“One of our most psychologically astute writers.”—Brock Clarke

“Leah Stewart plunges deep into questions of home and heart.”—Ann Hood

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