What book should we read this month? (Poll Closed)
James Andrew Miller, Powerhouse: The Untold Story of Hollywood’s Creative Artists Agency. This oral history came out last year, and it’s amazing. It’s also 752 pages long.
Carrie Fisher, The Princess Diarist (2016). Extracts from the diaries the actress kept during the filming of the original Star Wars.
Trevor Noah, Born A Crime (2016). Essays from the Daily Show host.
Julia Phillips, You’ll Never Eat Lunch in this Town Again (1991). A take-no-prisoners memoir about the movie business by the first woman producer to win an Oscar for best picture.
Robert Evans, The Kid Stays in the Picture (1994). One of the most utterly addictive Hollywood memoirs of all time by the former studio chief (and onetime husband of Ali MacGraw).
Julie Salamon, The Devil’s Candy (2001). Story of the making of a fiasco — Bonfire of The Vanities — that’s so riveting it reads like a thriller.
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