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The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl by [Stone, Julian David]
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"Fast-moving Yarn" "Lively Reading" "A great take on what it must have been like to be in the business during those formative years, when anything was possible." New York Times
Best Historical Fiction - 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Best Historical Fiction - 2014 IndieReader Discovery Awards
       "The golden age of television comes to life in this scathingly critical and immensely entertaining novel from Stone. Set in 1950s New York, TV writer Jonny Dirby loses his job for refusing to sign a loyalty oath to the United States during the Red Scare. But when he seeks revenge by altering the dialogue of sketch parodying Superman before its broadcast, he inadvertently creates Justice Girl, a character that quickly grabs viewers' hearts. Stone draws upon his career in entertainment to drive this lurid depiction of mass media's power in shaping our fantasies, values, ideals, and fears. The author ably captures the tension and excitement of live television, focusing on how quickly this medium made and destroyed both careers and lives. This modern fable of fame and failure emphasizes the political and economic agendas that molded the entertainment industry and a generation. This fast-paced and emotionally vibrant satire is a treat for television buffs and general readers alike." Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
       "A solidly entertaining read from beginning to end, "The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl" is very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library General Fiction collections." Midwest Book Review

About the Author

Julian David Stone is an award-winning director and writer. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay area before relocating to Los Angeles after spending his college years at the California Institute of the Arts. For the next few years, he wrote screenplays for Disney and Paramount as well as several other studios and producers. His work includes the play The Elvis Test and direction of the short-form documentary Frank Sinatra -- Body and Soul. His notable screenplays include the comedy Duke Snider Eats Here Free and the music industry satire I Want Kandee.

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  • File Size: 1590 KB
  • Print Length: 409 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: October 23, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G559D2U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #536,949 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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