Hollywood -- fiction

Get Shorty

By Elmore Leonard

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When his client skips town without paying, mobster and loan shark Chili Palmer follows him to Hollywood where he learns that his experience as a crook will more than help him make it in the corrupt movie business.

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Flavor of the Month

By Olivia Goldsmith

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Rejected by Hollywood as too fat, actress Mary Jane Moran endures a series of operations to reemerge as thin, gorgeous Jahne Moore, and embarks on her new career in Tinseltown. From the author of The First Wives Club.

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A Way of Life Like Any Other

By Darcy O'Brien

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"The hero of Darcy O'Brien's A Way of Life, Like Any Other is a child of Hollywood, and once his life was a glittery dream. His father starred in Westerns. His mother was a goddess of the silver screen. The family enjoyed the high life on their estate, Casa Fiesta. But his parents' careers have crashed since then, and their marriage has broken up, too.

"Lovesick and sex-crazed, the mother sets out on an intercontinental quest for the right—or wrong—man, while her mild-mannered but manipulative former husband clings to his memories in California. And their teenage son? How he struggles both to keep faith with his family and to get by himself, and what in the end he must do to break free, makes for a classic coming-of-age story—a novel that combines keen insight and devastating wit to hilarious and heartbreaking effect."

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A Hollywood Life

By David Freeman

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Biographical novel of fictional screen legend Carla Tate, who goes from child star to sought after actress until her an untimely death at age 39.

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A Cast of Thousands

By Steve Shagan

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Hollywood executives have thought of a stock scam that will make them millions. To help their plan along, they produce a big budget movie that is sure to fail at the box office. So what happens when sure-miss becomes a box office smash?
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Fat Chance: A Love Story of Food and Fantasy

By Deborah Blumenthal

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Maggie O'Leary has discovered her secret to success, and it is hidden between oysters and savory cheesecake. As America's Anti-Diet Sweetheart, Maggie has captured the attention of the American population. That is until the phone rings and Mike Taylor, Hollywood's sexiest actor, wants her to come to Hollywood to help him prepare for his upcoming role as a diet doctor.

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