Grab this one before they take it down, too. It's called Valuable Lessons: How I Made (and Lost) 7 Millions Dollars Writing for 100 Television Shows You Never Heard Of
. Apparently it couldn't get a publisher. Possibly because it is incredibly dark.
Oh, here's another one: the Good in a Room
people say they will send you an article about how to take meetings. For free. I'm sure they have other stuff they want to sell you, but what the hell.
I'm about 40 pages into "Valuable Lessons," and it's like passing a wreck on the interstate: horrifying, but competely fascinating. Well written, cynical to a fare-thee-well, and very discouraging for potential writers.
Yes, VL is a wonderful find, thanks! Real life is hard to find.
Obviously the guys got a character flaw because he left a stranger/contracter alone in his home while he went to work. Trump would have fired him in the boardroom for that.
But this stuff is terrifically interesting!!!
I'm in page 119 right now and was three hours late for work because I just couldn't tear myself away from the computer. Great -- and yet heartbreaking -- anecdotes about living and working in L.A.
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