2 months ago | Books
There’s a long literary tradition of celebrities’ children writing vicious take-downs of their parents. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford both had daughters who wrote books painting them as drunken tyrants who used their children as props to enhance t...
3 months ago | Books
There are plenty of reasons to detest Kanye West: his huge ego and constant bragging, his chronic dissing of Taylor Swift — no, you did not make her famous and no, she definitely won’t have sex with you — and of course his general all-around douch...
5 months ago | Comedy
There's been a tidal wave of early- and midlife memoirs recently, most of them self-indulgent, self-referential and occasionally even wildly narcissistic. But Lauren Weedman's Miss Fortune is like a pearl that washed up on a beach full of seaweed,...
5 months ago | Books
How many references to famous L.A. landmarks does it take for a book to qualify as a classic L.A. crime book? What's the probability that familiar L.A. types — self-righteous vegetarians, slimy bookies, wealthy Beverly Hills widows — will all appe...
10 months ago | Books
During her too-brief reign as Hollywood's first female super-agent, Sue Mengers liked to flash colleagues and clients alike — sometimes wearing panties, sometimes not — smoke pot all day and refer to herself as Baby Sue while dishing out brilliant...
1 year ago | Books
Every aspiring author knows the drill: Spend months or even years working on a book proposal. Then spend more months or even years shopping it around to literary agents who, if they agree to take you on, will shop it around to publishing houses. S...