A passionate, sixty-eight-year-old author single-handedly fights ageism in the Hollywood networks and risks her TV series, fame, and fortune—finding controversial true love along the way.
After publishing many books, and many failed TV opportunities, Bette Roseman finally signs a network contract for a TV series based on her novel, The Viagra Diaries, and dreams of a hit show. But when WC Network changes her protagonist’s age from sixty to twenty-something, Bette angrily confronts Network CEO Joshua Bitterman. She demands that her protagonist maintain her original age, but he insists the public “wants young.” After betrayal, intrigue, bartering with the multi-million-dollar network, the impassioned Bette finds herself in the middle of a high-stakes Hollywood legal court battle. Wanting to make deeper connection with her feelings, writing, and her two adult daughters, she begins to explore her past and her subconscious for her truths.
|Publisher:||Post Hill Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Barbara Rose Brooker, MA, age activist, teacher, painter, and poet, has published eleven books of fiction and won a National Library Award for her poetry. She has appeared often on The Today Show, The Talk, ET, Andy Cohen, and Watch What Happens Live. Also a columnist, she has published Boomer in the City for the JWeekly and the Huffington Post. Currently she teaches writing at San Francisco State/OLLI, and other venues. She is the founder of agemarch.org, the first march in history to celebrate age pride! She believes that anyone at any age can write and publish a book. She lives in San Francisco, has two daughters, and loves dogs. She is at work on a book of short stories about aging with glamour and never giving up on dreams.