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Wannabe: A Would-Be Player's Misadventures In Hollywood

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Everett Weinberger has an Ivy League education and an MBA, but what he really wants to do is produce.

He's willing to start at the bottom-even if it means being Alec Baldwin's personal assistant-but after tapping all his L.A. connections, he still can't land a job. He even blows one interview by forgetting to compliment a studio exec on his car.

When Everett gets work as a "
Paperback, 224 pages
Published August 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Will Byrnes
Sep 15, 2008 Will Byrnes rated it liked it
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Weinberger tells of his experience trying to break into the movie business after graduating from B-school at Stamford. It is an entertaining and informative look behind the scenes at the horror that is tinsel town, where who you know, one’s word is never one’s bond, and where intelligence and knowledge always take second place to connections and style.
Amy Wolf
Feb 05, 2013 Amy Wolf rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! This poor kid came fresh out of Columbia with an MBA & thought that this would lead to a lucrative career in Hollywood. What it led to was fetching coffee & being heaped with abuse by some of the town's finest. Ultimately, he goes back to NYC, certainly the wiser for his L.A. experience. I enjoyed his lack of ego as he recounted his mishaps.
Jon Mason
Dec 18, 2007 Jon Mason rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone
Fun read and true story about a guy who decided to give up his high paying career in finance to try a career in the entertainment field. I actually randomly met the author at an intimate party that a friend had about 2 weeks after I finished the book. It was very exciting for me. I also just added Everett to my Facebook friends.
Mark Moran
Feb 08, 2012 Mark Moran rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone aspiring to a Hollywood career
Recommended to Mark by: Jordan Mechner
A fun biography about an assistant who has an adventurous few years working his way up the Hollywood assistant ladder before finally coming to his senses.
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