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Author: Larry McMurtry Narrator: Henry Strozier Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781456123307

Publisher Description

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry follows up Books and Literary Life with this final installment in his memoir trilogy. Tinged with his wry humor and Texas swagger, Hollywood is McMurtry's anecdote-filled take on Tinseltown from the year his Horseman, Pass By was adapted into Hud (1963) to the year he wrote the screenplay for the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain (2005).

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  • “[A] delightfully episodic account of [McMurtry’s] long, profitable, and generally rather enjoyable engagement with the movie industry.”

    - Los Angeles Times
  • “Insightful...Underneath the entertaining anecdotes and wry asides, there’s real wisdom here.”

    - Wall Street Journal
  • “Gentle and reflective.”

    - Dallas Morning News
  • “While the author’s memories are predominantly gentle and reflective, Henry Strozier’s narration is gravelly and somewhat cynical, a style that works well. His direct and warm tone is reassuring and approachable.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Sharp, interesting, and enjoyable.”

    - Booklist
  • “A fast, breezy read with many deliberate digressions and his characteristically sharp observations.”

    - Library Journal

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting to me because I was born in Los Angeles, raised in Hollywood, daughter of a cinematographer. "

    - Hulananni, 4/3/2011
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " The third and last of McMurtry's dashed off memoirs. Despite the second memoir about his literary career being so weak I thought I'd follow through to the end. This one was marginally better than the second memoir but that is about as faint of praise as you can get. "

    - David, 12/9/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " If nothing else it gives some insights as to how film makers choose material for their screen plays. As with all of his work this was entertaining but pales in comparison to his first two memoirs.It on;y takes a couple of hours to read so it's worth the time you give to it. "

    - John, 11/1/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Interesting tidbits on writing for Hollywood, but certainly not detailed like his novels. "

    - Roberta, 10/3/2010
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Dashed-off, rambling, repetitive, unedited, and pointless --- couldn't finish. "

    - Maria, 9/20/2010
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I like McMurtry's self effacing style. He shares his experiences in Hollywood as a screenwriter and understands the fickle nature of fame. Unfortunately, this sliver of a book only scratches the surface of a fascinating subject. "

    - Kris, 9/17/2010
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I love McMurtry, but this is a disappointment. More of an outline than a book. I finished it in under an hour. "

    - Tim, 9/13/2010
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " A very thin third volume of Larry McMurtry's memoirs. Reads as though no editor participated in the preparation. Disappointing to find redundant sentences and even some bad grammar-shortcomings never evident in his novels. "

    - Bill, 8/27/2010
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not his best work. Repeptitive and often uninteresting, though there are a few nice tidbits. "

    - Jim, 8/26/2010
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I didn't much care for this, the third in a trilogy. The first two books "Books" and "Literary Life" were much fun to read, but this one is a clunker. Beware! "

    - Herb, 8/25/2010

About the Author

Larry McMurtry (1936–2021) was an award-winning novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and avid book collector. His novels include The Last Picture Show, Terms of Endearment, and Lonesome Dove, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. He wrote more than thirty screenplays, including the coauthorship of Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Academy Award.

About the Narrator

Henry Strozier is an actor with a forty-year career in numerous movies and television series. Also a voice-over artist, he has worked extensively in video games and audiobook narration, earning several AudioFile Earphones Awards.