Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 400 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 10 minutes
First Published: 2017
Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. But when she chooses unknown magazine reporter Monique Grant for the job, no one is more astounded than Monique herself. Why her? Why now?
Monique is not exactly on top of the world. Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Regardless of why Evelyn has selected her to write her biography, Monique is determined to use this opportunity to jumpstart her career.
Summoned to Evelyn’s luxurious apartment, Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love. Monique begins to feel a very real connection to the legendary star, but as Evelyn’s story near its conclusion, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in tragic and irreversible ways.
Quotes from The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
People think that intimacy is about sex. But intimacy is about truth. When you realize you can tell someone your truth, when you can show yourself to them, when you stand in front of them bare and their response is ‘you’re safe with me’- that’s intimacy.
Don’t ignore half of me so you can fit me into a box. Don’t do that.
When you’re given an opportunity to change your life, be ready to do whatever it takes to make it happen. The world doesn’t give things, you take things.
I’m under absolutely no obligation to make sense to you.
Heartbreak is a loss. Divorce is a piece of paper.
About Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid is a bestselling author. Her works include The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Daisy Jones & The Six, Carrie Soto is Back, Malibu Rising, and One True Loves. She currently lives in Los Angeles. Visit the author’s website →