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From the Publisher"Dripping with acid wit and authenticity, Based on the Movie is an outrageously funny and deeply sympathetic novel about the brokenhearted dreamers and misfits who populate the lower echelons of the filmmaking world."
— Jonathan Tropper, author of The Book of Joe and How to Talk to a Widower
"Based on the Movie is the real deal — one of the funniest and most entertaining novels I have read in a long time. Billy Taylor has written that rarest of books, one that is not only a hilarious, biting satire, but also an absorbing and emotionally satisfying work of fiction."
— David Liss, author of The Coffee Trader and The Whiskey Rebel
"In his ribald debut, Billy Taylor reveals, with real humanity, the trials and tribulations of the men and women who toil behind the scenes all day and get drunk and screw all night in the world Hollywood calls 'below the line' — a laugh-filled, beer-goggled tour of that perverse circle of hell known as a film set. Read this book and you'll finally know the difference between a gaffer and a best boy."
— Mark Haskell Smith, author of Salty and Moist
"In Based on the Movie, one of Hollywood's unsung heroes sings with perfect pitch about the maddening, addictive dysfunction of the film business. It may be lonely at the top, but Billy Taylor's pithy insight suggests that it's pretty damned funny at the bottom."
— Billy Frolick, writer of the film Madagascar