Life to the Right of Hollywood

Life to the Right of Hollywood

by Joseph Lindsey

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Overview



An insider's tale about Hollywood politics - rich and darkly humorous - of how being a conservative in Hollywood can be a career killer

Hollywood has catapulted Clinton Feast into celebrity with an Oscar nomination for starring in a film adaptation of Kafka's Metamorphosis, where he plays not a salesman who wakes as a bug, but a Wall Street broker turned to shit. However, fame and fortune are placed in jeopardy when the actors' conservative underpinnings threaten to out-him as a Republican in Hollywood during the 2004 presidential election. With his Oscar nod and an offer to play Captain American in a summer blockbuster at stake, he hides in a political closet and plays the part of a Hollywood liberal. It's there inside a sewer of politically-correct-global-know it all actors, agents, assistants, producers, publicist, and fans that Clinton Feast must find his own transformation.



Praise for LIFE TO THE RIGHT OF HOLLYWOOD



"The birth of a new genre, political satire for the Right. Mr. Lindsey is the GOP's answer to John Stewart."

- New York Times Bestselling author Michael Levin



"A hilarious lampooning of Hollywood's leftist culture. Reads like a perfect blend of Carl Hiaasen and Douglas Coupland, a sort of Mickey Rourke does Generation X."

-Rob Bignell, The Times-Standard



"Joseph Lindsey understands that the only way to properly describe Hollywood is with an engaging mix of biting wit and offbeat humor..."

- John Nolte, Editor-in-Chief Big Hollywood



"Joseph Lindsey had it all - especially 'indie' street cred as a breakout actor in the Nineties. What happened? No one would care were it not for Lindsey's dramatic real life personal transformation as disturbingly, hysterically re-imagined for the reader. Kafka would be proud."

- Mark Ebner, author Six Degrees of Paris Hilton, co-author, Hollywood, Interrupted.



JOSEPH LINDSEY worked as an actor and screenwriter for more than fifteen years while hiding in a political closet. His coming out marked the end of his career in Hollywood where a felony conviction is more welcomed than a conservative thought. His debut novel gives an insider's look at Hollywood politics that this both rich and darkly humorous. He is a regular contributor to the pop culture blog Big Hollywood. For more information, please go to www.lifetotheright.com

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432755584
Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
Publication date: 05/12/2010
Pages: 298
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

JOSEPH LINDSEY is a regular contributor to Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood and worked as an actor and screenwriter in Hollywood for more than 15 years while hiding in a conservative closet. His political coming out marked the end of his career in Hollywood where a felony conviction is more welcomed than a conservative thought. With the debut of his novel LIFE TO THE RIGHT OF HOLLYWOOD, he gives an insider's look at Hollywood politics that is both rich and darkly humorous, of how being a conservative in Hollywood can be a career killer.

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Michael Levin

The birth of a new genre, political satire for the Right. Mr. Lindsey is the GOP's answer to John Stewart.
New York Times Bestselling author Michael Levin

Mark Ebner

Joseph Lindsey had it all—especially 'indie' street cred as a breakout actor in the Nineties. What happened? No one would care were it not for Lindsey's dramatic real life personal transformation as disturbingly, hysterically re-imagined for the reader. Kafka would be proud.
—Mark Ebner, author Six Degrees of Paris Hilton, co-author, Hollywood, Interrupted

Rob Bignell

A hilarious lampooning of Hollywood's leftist culture. Reads like a perfect blend of Carl Hiaasen and Douglas Coupland, a sort of Mickey Rourke does Generation X.
—Rob Bignell, The Times-Standard

John Nolte

Joseph Lindsey understands that the only way to properly describe Hollywood is with an engaging mix of biting wit and offbeat humor…
—John Nolte, Editor-in-Chief Big Hollywood

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Rightside-right More than 1 year ago
Overview 'Life to the Right' marks a hilarious lampooning of Hollywood's leftist culture, from its phoniness to its politics. The novel no doubt will raise the ire of feminists, LGBTs and greenies, but as behavior and reasoning among individuals of those groups are the book's target, some would say that's a sign the satire works. The book certainly is publishable, though there may be some resistance to it among large book publishers because of its strikes at the aforementioned groups. Plot The book aptly follows the main character's adventures, appropriately glossing over or skipping those time spans when little that it key to the story's theme or character's development occurs. The use of the screenplay format to indicate that Clinton is fantasizing is brilliant. If anything, it's underused; Clinton likely would have more slips when filming Turdmorphosis and before his breakdown in Hollywood. Setting As the book is a comedy, brief descriptions only are needed to establish time and location or for comic effect. The novel effectively limits setting to those purposes. One minor point about those descriptions is the occasional reference to L.A.'s brown smog; it's described as if seen from the air rather than the ground, which is where Clinton is situated at those moments in the narrative. Perhaps appealing to our other senses, such as the smog's burning sensation in his nostrils, would be more accurate. Characters The targets of the satire won't find Clinton a likeable character, but he is self-deprecating enough and grows as a person, so most moderates will accept him. He'll probably appeal more to the 45-and-younger crowd given his Generation X-like cynicism. Point of view The point of view was consistent throughout the book. Sometimes the novel's tense slipped into present; I changed those few lines to past tense (the exception was the screenplay sections where present tense is the standard in the instruction lines). Theme The book has a clear theme from page 1 and sticks to it through the end. That the main character realizes he must be true to himself to maintain his own sanity nicely parallels the novel's larger theme critical of the current motion picture industry. Style The narrative reads like a perfect blend of Carl Hiaasen and Douglas Coupland, a sort of Mickey Rourke does Generation X. This is meant as a compliment - the narrative has a consistent and compelling voice, one that is perfect for a farce involving a traditional white male in modern Hollywood. "The birth of a new genre, political satire for the Right. Mr. Lindsey is the GOP's answer to John Stewart." - New York Times Bestselling author Michael Levin "A hilarious lampooning of Hollywood's leftist culture. Reads like a perfect blend of Carl Hiaasen and Douglas Coupland, a sort of Mickey Rourke does Generation X." -Rob Bignell, The Times-Standard "Joseph Lindsey understands that the only way to properly describe Hollywood is with an engaging mix of biting wit and offbeat humor..." - John Nolte, Editor-in-Chief Big Hollywood "Joseph Lindsey had it all - especially 'indie' street cred as a breakout actor in the Nineties. What happened? No one would care were it not for Lindsey's dramatic real life personal transformation as disturbingly, hysterically re-imagined for the reader. Kafka would be proud." - Mark Ebner, author Six Degrees of Paris Hilton, co-author, Hollywood, Interrupted.