Entertaining Welsey Shaw: a novel about Celebrity
Most people dream about being famous. She’d like to be normal. A celebrity since she was a child, raised by nannies and chased by paparazzi, Welsey Shaw has almost never known a normal life. Now she wants to see if she can exist as simply a regular person. She chooses a simple place for her experiment: a Starbucks in mid-Manhattan. There she encounters Daniel Ferreira, an ordinary joe with no interest in the lifestyles of the famous. But sometimes opposites attract, or at least become very curious about one another, and Welsey starts trusting Daniel like no one before. Is this a mistake? Entertaining Welsey Shaw looks at our obsession with celebrity, examines the lives of “glamorous” stars, and how reality is so often nothing at all like their image It’s a pop-culture novel for smart people—people who follow the stars and also read The New Yorker and watch PBS.
John Grabowski grew up on the east coast, has traveled around Europe and now calls Northern California home. He has worked in print, advertising, and television news, where he’s encountered a few celebrities. When not writing, he enjoys travel, jazz, classical music, chess, and drinking New Guinea Highlands coffee. Entertaining Welsey Shaw is his first novel.