About the Author
Pierce O'Donnell, one of the nation's leading trial lawyers, has a second career as a writer and producer. Fatal Subtratction: How Hollywood Really Does Business (with Dennis McDouglas) is a best-selling account of his landmark victory for Pulitzer Prize-winner Art Buchwald against Paramount Pictures in the famous Coming to America case. (Forbes hailed him as "the new Perry Mason in Hollywood.") A member of P.E.N., Pierce has scripted several works of nonfiction, a play, a children's book, and numerous articles. His first motion picture, Home Team (co-writer producer), featuring Steve Guttenburg, has been released in Europe and Canada by Universal and will soon be seen in the United States. His home is in Pasadena, California where he coaches Little League and stuggles to learn the piano at age 53.