A young man arrives in Hollywood from Scotland looking to scale the heights as a screenwriter. He embarks on a series of adventures and misadventures as he encounters a succession of the weird, wonderful and downright wacky. To get by he works as an extra on sitcoms like Friends and Frasier, dramas such as ER and CSI, and some big budget movies. He then finds himself being selected to work as Ben Affleckas double. In between times he attends celebrity parties, functions and works in some of Hollywoodas most exclusive bars and nightclubs. Our narrator joins the antiwar movement after 9/11 and commits himself with his new found comrades to halting Bushas drive to war in Iraq. He throws himself into organising demos, meetings and campaigning to stop the war. Soon heas leading a double life - by day working on a big budget movie as a double for one of Hollywoodas biggest stars; by night engrossed in radical politics.a#39;Sohowa#39;d it go?a#39;he said, anticipation wrapped round every word likea python round itsprey. Iheldout both hands withthe palms facing ... a#39;Ia#39;ll call you in a coupla days to make sure everythinga#39;s all right. ... I had his work number and called back early the next morning, knowing he wouldna#39;t be there and the call would go straight to his voicemail. ... and television industry shuts down for three months during the summer, and there was no way I could afford to go three months without work.
|Title||:||Dreams That Die|
|Publisher||:||John Hunt Publishing - 2012-12-31|