Hollywood Jock: 365 Days, Four Screenplays, Three TV Pitches, Two Kids, and One Wife Who's Ready to Pull the Plug

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Rob Ryder made that pledge to his wife, and he was determined to stick to it. As technical consultant on blockbuster sports films, he had seen up close how the film business works and what kind of chaos can, and usually does, ensue. And now he was ready to take it on!

Hollywood Jock is the suspenseful, dramatic, outrageous, and honest true story of the year when Rob Ryder, screenwriter, laid it all on the line -- and kicked, scratched, wheeled, dealed, and fought like hell to hit the Tinseltown big time. It is a chronicle of schmoozing producers, shopping screenplays, corralling sports legends, and dodging irate actors -- a fascinating perspective on the highs, the very lows, and the behind-the-scenes madness that makes the world of Hollywood so endlessly compelling . . . and infamously brutal.

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A technical consultant on many sports-themed movies, Rob Ryder wrote the column "Hollywood Jock" for ESPN.com. Also a screenwriter, Ryder is about to finally escape development hell with the upcoming "Zulu Wave" from National Geographic Feature Films.

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“This one will stand out proudly amid the usual Hollywood tell-alls.” (Library Journal)

“[A] nice companion sports piece set in a La-La Land we all know and loathe. Uhh, love.” (Long Beach Press Telegram)

“So you want to be a screenwriter? Lunacy, heartbreak and more than a few laughs -- ­this book delivers.” (Ron Shelton, writer/director--Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump, Blue Chips and Cobb)

“This is a sharp, funny and brutally honest account of life as a Hollywood writer...A slam dunk!” (Bill Walton, NBA Legend)

“[Ryder’s] unmitigated enthusiasm for both industries [pro sports and showbiz] proves contagious, making him an often sympathetic narrator.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“[A]n immensely talented writer. This book is an insider’s look at Hollywood--a world few people truly understand.” (Beau Bridges, Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor)

“Ryder’s got game...it’s In Living Color meets Get Shorty on the hardwood of the Staples Center!” (Will Staeger, Executive Producer of ESPN Original Entertainment and critically acclaimed author of PAINKILLER)

“This book is fantastic. It brings together the two things I love the most: movies and sports.” (John Cheng, Head, Feature Development, Rat Entertainment)

“Part Entourage, part Sporting News, part Daily Variety and part Family Circus. Somehow Rob Ryder gives you everything.” (Travis Rodgers, producer of the Jim Rome Show)

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