Entertaining Welsey Shaw: A novel about celebrity, and our unending obsession with it
She’s elusive, accompanied by entourages, as famous for her temper as her talent. Paparazzi hound her. Fans stalk her. People love to hate her.
So why has Welsey Shaw stopped making movies to spend her days sitting quietly in a New York City Starbucks incognito, just watching everybody—alone?
Joseph Ferreira would like to know. His volatile first encounter with her gradually turns into a very improbable friendship, as opposites attract—or at least become very curious about one another. Soon both start looking forward to their weekly encounters they keep secret from everyone else in their lives as they compare notes, argue … and come to realize how much they need each other. Entertaining Welsey Shaw is the story of two types of people who normally never meet, and what happens to both after they do.
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 himself. When not writing, he enjoys travel, classical music, chess, and pushing that little button that makes the rear sunshade on his car go up and down. Entertaining Welsey Shaw is his first novel.