Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms

Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms

by Susan Silver

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From another Midwest town, Milwaukee, with all of its values and normalcy, Susan went on to fame and fortune in Hollywood, writing for a Minneapolis woman, Mary Tyler Moore.She then re- invented herself in various prominent arenas in New York. Along the way, she wrote the "Search for Mr. Adequate" her well received dating column, and had many romantic adventures, loves and loss and she's "still here." Though her story is unique, her life is relatable to all women, Baby Boomers dealing with divorce, elderly parents, or young women of today still fighting their way to be accepted in a man's world.

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ISBN-13: 9781483595689
Publisher: BookBaby
Publication date: 03/28/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 334
File size: 27 MB
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About the Author


Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, trailblazing comedy writer and cultural commentator Susan Silver has written for The Mary Tyler Moore Show,The BobNewhartShow, Maude, The Partridge Familyand Square Pegs.She has appeared on CNN,HLN, Good Day NY and Today, and has written forThe New York Times and Refinery 29.Susan attended Northwestern University and graduated from UCLA, andhas taught comedy at the Television Academy, and New School as well as lectured at the Paley Center, SCAD, and Brandeis University. Her new memoir,Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets and Sitcoms(will be published in Spring 2017. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

Introduction 7

Growing Up 11

College Years 19

Fabulous Firsts 33

Marriage 45

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In 51

Early Years as a Writer 71

Marriage Problems 106

Something Happened 134

Escape to California 198

Life as a Soap Opera or Comedy 218

Changes 230

Tough Times 257

The Search for Mr. Adequate 292

More Reinvention 302

Acknowledgments 326

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Hot Pants in Hollywood: Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JustJan3 More than 1 year ago
Hot Pants in Hollywood by Susan Silver This is not a book I would have purchased but I received a copy when I went to hear Ms. Silver speak. While she was a good speaker it was very obvious that she is in “love” with herself. The book is the same. Hot Pants in Hollywood, Sex, Secrets & Sitcoms takes the reader through Susan Silver’s life. It is hard to believe that one person has lived through as much as she tells. I guess one can be as fortunate as she was but if I heard her stories from anyone else I would question how much is the truth. In the book Ms. Silver takes her through her early years, she tells us about how she got started as a writer, she explains about some of the shows and people she wrote for, and she introduces us to the many famous people she has met and she has slept with. With all that said, this is a great book to keep in the bathroom and read a chapter at a time. 06.01.18
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hot Pants in Hollywood- This book is a Gem! I truly enjoyed the entire story from beginning to end. It is beautifully written with a perfect balance of humor, wit and love. Brava!! A. of NJ