Hollywood Brat does for the sixties and seventies what The Catcher in the Rye did for the previous two decades - coldly, cynically, lovingly looks at the same life everyone else is seeing . . . and show it for the first time. With a remarkable gift for seeing life through the eyes of a four-year-old, an eight-year-old, a problem pre-teener, and so on, Nick James in this title places the reader where he or she never wants to be again yet cannot resist going - inside the mind of the challenged, frustrated, tantrum-throwing child. With the filmmaker's gift for imagery, narrative flow, and language, James has created in this book something much different from either the self-serving celebrity bio or the transparently commercial Hollywood tell-all. It is a penetrating look at childhood that just happens to take place in everyone else's dream land of Hollywood, where everyone else's stars are for James the plain, often disappointing regular people who populate the world of an ordinary child troubled with depression.
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About the Author
Nick James is a freelance writer who has sold several motion picture screenplays and has been employed as a screenwriter by major studios and independents, including Twentieth Century Fox, Miramax and Carolco. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Yoko, and their three sons - Van, Charlie and Ambrose.