Who’da thunk it? TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES is #9 on Amazon’s Book list for “Humor”

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I can't help but love the fact that TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES is now #9 in Amazon, under Books > Literature & Fiction > Comic.

I'm in very good company: Tina Fey is at #1, Mindy Kaling at #3, and Ellen DeGeneres at #5.

Overall, TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES' Amazon ranking at this very moment is #451.

The novel is a very satirical look at LA and celebrity, so glad others have picked up on that. Or as the critcs have put it:

"…The tone is confessional, the writing laced with venomous humor…" -The Wall Street Journal

"A fine piece of literary work." –The New York Post, Page Six

"Brown captures the humor of working for a megalomanic . . .[A] well-paced, entertaining story." –Publishers Weekly

My goal is to get TRUE HOLLYWOOD LIES somewhere in the Amazon 100. Want to help me out? If you want a quick, fun read for only $1.99, you can check it out here… 

Thanks for allowing me to share this bit of happiness,

— Josie

 

I’ll say it, if no one else will: THE OFFICE deserves the Emmy for Best Comedy.

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Tina Fey's 30 Rock has been queen of the TV hill for quite some time. Maybe it's me, but I just don't get it. The show's over-the-top farce leaves me cold. Sure, the acting is great, but the laugh lines seem forced.

The Office, on the other hand, is chockful of characters everyone has encountered in real life: the office Nazi (Dwight); the superior prude (Angela); the idiot (Kevin); the airhead (Kelly)…

And then there's Michael Scott, a.k.a. Steve Carrell: an inappropriate boss who thinks his office coworkers are his family, because he truly doesn't have a life outside the office.

At first his character was written to be crass. Then the writers got wise and infused his obnoxious behavior with an underlying pathos. We know that guy: he tries so hard to win us over that we are repelled by him.

In any regard, we feel his pain.

We'll miss in him the (many, I hope) coming seasons.

Many of regulars are also its writers:  B. J. Novak was cast as temp Ryan HowardPaul Lieberstein is human resources director Toby Flenderson; Mindy Kaling is the shopaholic airhead  Kelly Kapoor. The infuse every character with emotional layers that go beyond the typical archtypes. 

And that is why I think The Office should get its Emmy this year.

Ah, if only I were queen of the TV universe…but no, Tina Fey has that throne and sceptor.

–Josie

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