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Author: Peter Lefcourt Narrator: William H. Macy Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN: 9781481582582
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Washed-up Hollywood producer Charlie Berns has mailed in his updated obit and is about to suck his Mercedes tailpipe and fade to black when a miracle materializes: his nephew, a wannabe screenwriter from New Jersey, has scripted the life story of Queen Victoria’s prime minister, Benjamin Disraeli. Charlie manages to turn the script into a hot property—reinstating him as a player. But as the deal heats up, conceptual changes morph the project into Lev Disraeli: Freedom Fighter, an action thriller with a black Jewish superstar, a Yugoslavian location, and a mad Polish director. Is Charlie being eaten alive by the system? Or is he giving Hollywood hotshots a run for their money?

Peter Lefcourt’s hilarious satire proves the old adage that, in Hollywood, you’re never quite as dead as people give you credit for.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A good-natured romp through the dream factory.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Screenwriter Lefcourt’s first novel is a hilariously entertaining insider’s look at the business of making movies…A cast of colorful, memorable characters and dexterous, witty writing make this a laugh-out-loud, thoroughly enjoyable novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Lefcourt’s] first novel is the wittiest, friskiest Hollywood satire to come off the freeway in several years.”

    Library Journal

  • “The plot moves cleverly and quickly, while the characters are believable…Mature YAs interested in the movie industry will need no cues for laughs.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Macy certainly does justice to the characters. He gives pitch-perfect voice to Charlie Berns…Macy also delivers especially memorable turns portraying Lefcourt’s lovable eccentrics.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 6/16/2013

    " You will laugh out loud. Highly recommend the audio book, read by William H. Macy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danny | 10/7/2011

    " This is my favorite novel of all time---A must read!!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 4/13/2010

    " I generally don't appreciate LA/Hollywood humor but this book was pretty good. Its a little outdated (the world before cell phones) but once the plot gets going, there are a lot of laughs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 2/1/2009

    " Puts the weird back in Hollyweird. "

About the Author

Peter Lefcourt is a screenwriter, Emmy Award-winning television writer, and the nationally bestselling author of seven novels.

About the Narrator

William H. Macy is an actor, teacher, and director in theater, film, and television. Macy got involved in theater at Goddard College, where he met the playwright David Mamet. He is most famous for his roles in movies such as Fargo, Magnolia, Mystery Men, and Pleasantville, among many others. He is also an Oscar and Golden Globe nominee and Emmy and SAG Award winner.