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Hilarious and insightful!
on November 11, 2012
Contains some hilarious, side-splittingly funny stories and some very interesting insights into the world of Hollywood, and the film making industry in general. The dry humor infused in the stories is very effective, making for a thoroughly entertaining read. The "adult" content in the book humorously demonstrates the sordid side of human nature. One chapter even contains an intriguing, albeit disturbing, story about the potential dangers of visiting a foreign country, while others contain satisfying tales about sweet revenge. I found the book to become quite addictive actually - once I'd finished reading one story, I just had to go on to the next one, even if it was getting late and I had to get up early for work the next morning (you know how it is - just ONE more chapter...!)
A lot of the stories are filled with suspense, leaving you biting your nails, wondering what will happen next. The adventurous assistant describes how they got themselves into a tricky, awkward situation that could get them into big trouble. Will they be able to cover their tracks in time? You can really empathise with these (often mistreated) young assistants and the tyranny they put up with in order to get ahead in the industry. They are often expected to go above and beyond the call of duty and perform a variety of difficult, often downright awful tasks. I agree that aspiring Hollywood actors should definitely read this - it would put them off for life, though, so perhaps that isn't advisable! Makes you so glad that you are not a part of that world. A fun and interesting read - recommended!