The golden age of live television comes to vivid life with this tale of Jonny Dirby, who unintentionally captivates the imagination of America with his creation of the hit show Justice Girl.
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Julian David Stone is an award-winning director and writer. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay area before relocating to Los Angeles after spending his college years at the California Institute of the Arts. For the next few years, he wrote screenplays for Disney and Paramount as well as several other studios and producers. His work includes the play The Elvis Test and direction of the short-form documentary Frank Sinatra -- Body and Soul. His notable screenplays include the comedy Duke Snider Eats Here Free and the music industry satire I Want Kandee.
"Fast-moving Yarn" "Lively Reading" "A great take on what it must have been like to be in the business during those formative years, when anything was possible." New York Times
"It is standard advice for novice authors to "write what you know". In "The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl", award winning author Julian David Stone has done just that by drawing upon his twenty years in the entertainment business to deftly craft his memorable characters and his deftly woven storyline. A solidly entertaining read from beginning to end, "The Strange Birth, Short Life, and Sudden Death of Justice Girl" is very highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library General Fiction collections." Midwest Book Review
Best Historical Fiction - 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Best Historical Fiction - 2014 IndieReader Discovery Awards
"The golden age of television comes to life in this scathingly critical and immensely entertaining novel from Stone. The author ably captures the tension and excitement of live television, focusing on how quickly this medium made and destroyed both careers and lives. This modern fable of fame and failure emphasizes the political and economic agendas that molded the entertainment industry and a generation. This fast-paced and emotionally vibrant satire is a treat for television buffs and general readers alike." Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
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Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2016. Audio CD. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged mp3cd edition. 1 pages. 7.50x5.40x0.60 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1504768035