SOURCE: Author Margaret Rose Lester

Author Margaret Rose Lester

August 25, 2009 09:28 ET

Margaret Rose Lester's "The Cocktail Hours" Offers Humorous Take on Celebrity, Stardom, and Shooters

Former Actress-Waitress Offers Inside Scoop on Hollywood Glam With Humorous Twist and Real-Life Disappointments in Novel Aimed at Twenty and Thirty Something Females

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 25, 2009) - Toronto native Margaret Rose Lester will launch her national book tour for recently released "The Cocktail Hours," which provides a humorous and all-too-realistic peek into the life of Hollywood celebrity and what it takes to get there. The tour, sponsored by Yelp, will kick-off Thursday, August 27th in Los Angeles at the Benefit Cosmetics Boutique on 3rd Street, and then continue on to Chicago, New York, and Toronto over the next four months.

Lester's novel, inspired by her own personal experiences of the Hollywood scene, provides a humorous account of her protagonist, Charlie Sommers (formerly Charlene Tiffany Sommerton), on her path from star-struck Stanford University grad, to aspiring actress, to waitress, to girl who isn't sure if L.A.'s "size 0, tanorexic culture" is worth shooting for.

"For me, this book was the culmination of all the experimentation of my twenties," remarked Lester. "I really want to reader to understand Charlie's struggles and the truth behind 'Hollywood glam' without demonizing the entertainment industry. I want people to laugh out loud, and in the same breath be able to relate to Charlie's character, even without ever having set foot near L.A."

The Cocktail Hours is currently sold on-demand through During the multi-destination launch tour, event attendees will be able to purchase signed, paperback versions of the novel. To find out more information about events taking place in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Toronto, please visit:

To set up an interview with the author please email Rebekah Iliff: or call 310-770-8338.

About Margaret Lester

Margaret Rose Lester was born and raised in Toronto. After attending Northwestern, she moved to L.A. to pursue a career in the entertainment industry, fulfilling her rite of passage by becoming an actress-waitress. Most recently she worked at the Roosevelt Hotel. "The Cocktail Hours" is her first novel.

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