Celebrity journalist Kate Coyne relates her interviews, encounters, meetings, etc. with various celebrities and the various degrees of success she's had when speaking with some of these famous stars. Some are the the super A list of Hollywood (Tom Cruise) or maybe less so (Jennifer Lopez) but these are people you are likely very familiar with and/or have heard about their dramas, stories, love lives, etc.
Coyne's job is to get the scoop, get those stories, hustle to get something for the deadline. No matter how entitled or spoiled or rude the celebrities are (although the rudeness seems to be quite rare since these stars are fully aware of public perception and how fickle it can be). Some of the stories are mildly amusing. Some are surprising: Coyne expected Lopez to be a total diva and unapproachable. Instead Lopez kicked off her shoes, asked if the author wanted water and actually did give Coyne something to use at the end of the interview. Sure, maybe the two just managed to click at that one time and place, but it was still nice to see.
That said, this is for a very specific type of audience, one that I've never really been a part of. I only bought stuff like People Magazine for my cross-country flights or read it for free in a waiting room. I'll look up the occasional story or feel sad if a couple gets divorced or whatever but this book made me realize it is not my jam at all. But I had wanted something that was lighter in subject matter. I guess reading this *after* reading a book by a US Senator was not the best pick though.
I didn't think the writing was very great and I really don't care about the author (who I had never heard of prior to this book). But if you're someone who likes to know what goes into reporting of those stories, gossip columns, random items, etc. this might not be a bad try. Would recommend the library or a cheap bargain read to read at the beach or vacation that can be left behind for someone else.