This review is from: False Confessions of a True Hollywood Screenwriter (Paperback)
Welcome to Hell-A, Liz Bradbury’s name for L.A. in this hilarious spoof on Hollywood. Liz, the eponymous screenwriter, will go so far to get her unjustly abandoned script produced, she even takes a movie star and producer hostage on a wild car chase through Beverly Hills. Hell-A Rule #6 (out of 49 interspersed doozies) states: “To succeed in the screenwriting business, you have to have more than faith. You have to have more than talent. You must have some family history of mental illness.” There’s a bite to all the craziness. As Sharon Cobb, a screenwriter herself with movie and television credits, says in her send-up of a disclaimer, “This is a work of faction.” She shares some of Liz’s reckless bravado: the novel is strewn with tongue-in-cheek yet hard-hitting and often insightful digs at the fame, riches, and box-office obsessed world of commercial movie-making. So UNbuckle your safety belts and go along with Liz for a rip-roaring ride.