“An actor walks into a DMV...That’s not the beginning of a joke but of a brilliant novel written by Christopher Herz. Not only is Hollywood Forever
a smart and witty five-star read—with genuine characters I want to meet for drinks—this book made me stop and question the influence of social media in my own life. If you find yourself checking Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube multiple times a day, Hollywood Forever
will cause you to think, too (in a good way that makes you read a second and third time)! To sum it all up in four words: I loved this book!” —Emily Snow, New York Times
and USA Today
"What intrigues me most about Hollywood Forever is its underlying themes: the blurred boundaries of 'reality' television, the fabricated constructions of identities in digital and social media, and the paradox of losing the ability to communicate in a world that makes communication so accessible. Throw in some revolutionary rhetoric, Rising Sushi, and Red Bull, and the reader walks away with both an entertaining story and a lot to think about." —Elisa Lorello, author of Faking It and Adulation
About the Author
After working in the New York advertising world and seeing the possibilities that social media and the digital revolution held for writers, Christopher Herz fully went after his dream of writing novels and took to selling copies of his first book, The Last Block in Harlem, on the streets of New York. His unorthodox efforts and fresh contemporary prose garnered the attention of media outlets everywhere, earning him an early spot on the AmazonEncore roster. AmazonEncore then republished the book to critical acclaim, and his novel Pharmacology was released a year later. Herz is a graduate of the San Francisco State University creative writing program and a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, where he writes extensively on art and culture. Born in New York City, Herz grew up in California, the setting for his searing portrait of American life, Hollywood Forever.