Misadventures in the 213
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Misadventures in the 213

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  183 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Dennis Hensley's Misadventures in the (213) is like the best kind of gossip--something you might hear from a friend who heard it from a friend who knows someone who does Tori Spelling's hair--and it's just bitchy enough to be very, very funny. Aspiring screenwriter Craig Clybourn arrives in Hollywood and is soon sucked into a series of giddy escapades involving a phone boo...more
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Published July 28th 1999 by Publishing Mills (first published July 7th 1998)
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Absolutely one of my favorite books ever.

I came upon this book at a restaurant in Union, CT off of I-84 in 2003, the summer between eighth grade and high school. The premise of the place was that you eat and pick out a book. I happened upon a hard cover edition of this.

I read and re-read this many a time in the first few months. I adored the story - even back then I was a pop culture junkie, and I enjoyed all the references - even though at that point the book had been out for 5 years, and was s...more
probably one of my favorite books
For a "slight, funny" read, I found this both overlong (by about 100 pages) and I didn't laugh...once. Plot both bloated and slight at the same time. What is funny is that it takes place in the late 90s--funny how so many of the celebrities are exactly the same but technology certainly isn't--one plot twist involves someone not having email...um.
Rather amusing, but seems to be trying too hard. About a guy who is good friends with a TV star a la Friends or Baywatch. Very silly--she's a real piece of work--and the people are all pretty shallow & icky. So of course they'll make a movie of it!
I was given this book by someone who told me that I was exaclty like one of the characters in the book. After reading it, I shuddered to guess which one he thought was me.

In any case, this was a fun read.. Recommended for any Los Angelenos...
Jess Moss
I really couldn't get into this book. I didn't find myself caring about the characters until the final few chapters. This was somewhat of a "trashy" novel. I finished the book only because I hate to start a book and not finish it.
Never go to the bookstore hungry. You end up buying books that have the nutritional value of a supersize order of extra greasy french fries — good for about 5 minutes and then you just feel kinda nasty.
I love how I could picture all the things in this fantastical book happening here in lovely LA. The craziness is real, in a Hollywood sort of way. It was funny and clever and enduring.
Liked this, like this author. Not as funny as Screening Party, but worth a read to get that 'left coast' viewpoint.
Sep 27, 2007 Kent rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yes
Very funny and well written. This was a very good start for Hensley. Wish he'd been able to keep it going.
A book that is crying out for a follow up or a T.V. Show. Very entertaining.
Shallow and silly ... but sometimes that not such a bad thing.
This is a "laugh so hard you will pee in your pants" sort of book.
A film maker can write a really entertaining book.
Hilarious look at life in LA. Non-stop laugh riot. Read it.
Cary O'Dell
Laugh out loud funny novel. A pleasure to read.
Aug 29, 2008 Jennie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Pop culture fans
This book is totally hilarious!
Dan Cote
love this book. very funny!
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