Entertaining Welsey Shaw: A novel about the ordinary guy, the powerful celebrity, and the encounter of a lifetime.
Imagine that the most famous and elusive movie star in the world meets with you once a week at an ordinary location, and, hiding in plain sight, proceeds to make you her confidant, her indispensable single person she can talk to. Surrounded by crazies and sycophants, she finds you a breath of fresh air.
So you meet, week after week, with the understanding that it does not go any further than the four walls of this Starbucks on Park Avenue in Manhattan. Only of course it eventually does. She keeps relying you more and more and keep finding her increasingly fascinating. How could you not? She wealthy, she’s famous, her life is one of envy—Or is it?
Paparazzi, stalkers, and people who can’t be trusted, these people make up her life. And now you have a front row seat into her world, a world that’s not what people on the “outside” think it is, one that’s both more exciting and darker than anything you considered.
Entertaining Welsey Shaw is about feeling frenzied and disconnected in this age of social-everything. It deals with fame the way most people never think of it, and examines how much of our lives is just the result of divine luck. It deals with the road not taken, the cost of success, and how true conversation seems to be a vanishing art.
Entertaining Welsey Shaw is about two types of people who normally never meet—and what happens after they do.