Tortured by a past filled with Nazis and the parents who fled them, Hanala escaped from Montreal, headed for Hollywood and changed her name to something not Jewish. She became Suzan Stadner, the creator and star of the number one show in the history of L.A.s public access TV, The Suzan Stadner Show. But not right away. When she first arrived, instead of getting into acting, she got into drugs, alcohol and limos with strange men. After several overdoses, she became sober and an aerobics instructor.
This hilarious, profound, heart-rending autobiography is a Traumedy (Tragedy+Time=Comedy). A little bit Auschwitz, a little bit Brady Bunch
Roots with a smaller family.