This book will be helpful to anyone who's ever been fascinated by the magic of Hollywood, the thrill of performing, and the mystery of how to get the two concepts to cooperate and provide a career. I loved the idea of living in Los Angeles, meeting new people, and going to auditions every day. Fortunately, or unfortunately, the real world always seems to want to tag along for the ride. Anyone trying to penetrate the entertainment industry, from the outside, knows that you have to survive in the meantime. Not only paying your dues to the industry, but your bills to the collectors. If you're lucky, you'll find at least a few legitimate friends along the way. Life happens whether you're on a set, or not. And, good, bad, or ugly, sometimes all you can do is laugh at it. This is one girl's story of how not to succeed in Hollywood.