I’m proud to post the following review of HOLLYWOOD HUCKSTER which recently came in. It’s from multi-award winning writer/producer, Sam Egan.
I was on a long flight yesterday from Montreal to San Francisco by way of Philadelphia, and I was glad to have the opportunity to read a book that I hadn’t had enough time to savor yet. It’s your masterpiece “Hollywood Huckster.” I can’t say enough good things about this book. It was brilliantly written, keen eyed, emotionally delivered, and was so honest it hurt. This is one of those true stories that makes fiction writers envious — our imaginations are left wobbling in the dust by the astonishing whirlwind of events it depicts. It’s such a deeply etched portrait of your long-time writing partner, the legendary Kevin Hartigan, that it stands as one of the great unflinching Hollywood tributes. I was riveted (much like the prison door on your first office). There is such tender affection in the piece that it stands in perfect contrast to the mile-a-minute chutzpah thrill rides that occupy every chapter. Honestly, David I was blown away. Kevin has to be smiling down from whatever perch he has taken over as his own celestial hustle. I have so many questions I would like to ask you. Maybe we can talk soon. But for now, suffice it to say that you have achieved something few writers in any medium can claim — that they have given us an essential part of our own history, because Hollywood’s story, like it or not, belongs to all of us. I feel privileged to have worked with you, and if you pass me down a hallway, I will never say “Hey, boys.” Just “boychik.” You really are something’.
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE