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If you ever had an idea or a notion, "Hey, that would make a great idea for a TV show," read this book.
He shares the trade directly, while he's in the act of doing it, and it's the most brutally honest book on writing for TV that I've read so far.
The author admits he's ignorant of a lot of subjects but is fine spouting off his opinion on them anyway.
got the book on a friday...atm it's sunday and i'm on page 213. Will read more tonight. Can't put this book down.Published 9 months ago by drgonzo01
The Good: The author seems to be very honest with his feelings, not sugar coating, or pretending to be nice. Ian at least acknowledges the smoke before the fire. Read morePublished 14 months ago by michael
Anyone who has ever worked in any creative field (writing, editing, publishing, screenwriting, music, etc) will recognise their experiences in this books ... Read morePublished on October 23, 2010 by Mathew Ferguson
This book was a terrific read from start to finish. Both funny and insightful. Take it from someone who's been a working writer in H'wood for years. This is how it is. Read morePublished on June 11, 2010 by Peter Fang
I ordered this hoping it would be an insider's perspective on the inner workings of Hollywood. Instead I got a diatribe from a narcissistic whiner with a score to settle. Read morePublished on June 7, 2010 by Nick Palmer
The basic thesis of the book is the question why is TV so stupid? Is TV made that way because no one can write a clever script or is TV just giving the people what they want? Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by R. McOuat
The book itself was a disappointment, essentially one story after another of "Pitched a pilot. Didn't sell it. Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by Peter J. McBrayer
Gurvitz seems to think that his version of the "Hollywood is a hell hole full of liars and thieves and whores" whine is funnier and more interesting than everyone else's. It's not. Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by A. G. For You
I could not put this book down. I work in the industry and I still can't believe someone had the balls to write this.
It is entertaining and informative. A must-read.