The laugh-out-loud story of a 25-year veteran of show business brimming with with honesty, humor and plenty of name-dropping!
"You have probably never heard of me. There may be a very slight possibility you recognize my name or maybe my face. But I have no delusions. I've always said, 'I’ve sky-rocketed to the middle.' It’s a very small percentage of those who become famous. But I never really wanted that. I’ve worked in over forty countries, comedy-toured with some “names,” done some television, a few movies, voiceovers, TV/film puppeteering, off-off-take-a-left-turn-off Broadway, producing, directing, writing, coaching, and I only did restaurant and temp work in my late teens. I haven’t gotten as far as some, but I've gotten farther than others who have tried to live a show business life. This is a little taste of my attempts to move up the ladder. I hope you like it. These are the highlights of my life...so far." - Michael Paul Ziegfeld
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Michael Paul Ziegfeld was the youngest intern hired at an NBC affiliate after sneaking into the building. He then landed the job at CBS radio because he was the only person to trudge through the biggest blizzard of the decade for the interview. Years went by with day jobs as a stage tech, to night jobs headlining comedy clubs, to puppeteering for Jim Henson on a Tuesday to writing jokes for the Letterman show on a Wednesday. Now, he's on the eve of his retirement after 25 years of a show business career.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
“If success, to you, looks like a challenging - even adventurous - life full of rich detail, laughter, and just enough adversity to keep things interesting, then Ziegfeld has earned himself the highest honors. And so has his story.” ~ Wendy Nunnery - Author, HuffPost Editorialist "The new book is a gem in storytelling that will finally win him that fame — as an author.” ~ Robin Leach - The Las Vegas Sun & Formerly, Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous “Whether you like a humorous, behind-the-scenes glimpse into Hollywood, or a candid “you can’t make this stuff up” account of the industry, this book as it all! The quickest, funniest, non-fiction must read in a very long time.” ~ Ryan Jay - US Weekly, Fox’s Morning Blend "Some parts are so funny it’ll make you cry and other parts may just make you want to cry. I’ve never read such an honest representation of the roller-coaster that is show business. If you want to know the truth about what it takes to build and create a career for yourself - and how to make the most of it, then this is the book for you.” ~ Christina Bianco - Drama Desk Nominee, Singer, YouTube Sensation "An intriguing inside-out view of 'TheBiz 'and the journey of a talent.” - Bill Boggs , Emmy Winning TV Host & Executive Producer Comedy Tonight, WNBC, TruTV, Morton Downey Jr Show “I bought the e-book and just howled. I couldn’t put it down. Well, turn it off." - James Cowling, BBC World Service