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Posted May 18, 2001
Sick But True
This book should be required reading for any prospective college Media major BEFORE they definitely sign up as a Media-wannabe. If I had only had this book before I selected Media as my major I never, under any circumstances, would have wasted so many years of my life working at entertainment companies! The thing to remember about this book is that, although it's written in what might appear to the uninitiated to be a lighthearted and funny style, it's not written by comedians. The assistants who wrote this book are telling you the truth about a brutal and hideous business. My favorite chapter was on working for agents and managers. It was entitled 'Satan's Handmaidens' and describes agencies in Mafia terms. It is accurate. I am a former talent agent's assistant, talent agents leech off the actors they represent, and it was like working for a pimp from a crime syndicate! Additionally, the majority of people in the entertainment industry are either on drugs, alcoholics, or 'in recovery' from one, the other or both, and the book gets into details about just how wretched life can be if you are dealing with one of those losers as your boss, too. And trust me, they ARE losers! All that glitters isn't gold, folks - this book will tell you what goes on behind the wretched glitz. Fools may walk where angels fear to tread, but please, read this before you take one of these atrocious entertainment jobs!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 12, 2012
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