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Todd Croak-falen is on page 172 of 300 of A Killer Life: How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond
That is it. I can't take it anymore. This book is too depressing.
Apr 25, 2013 12:12AM Add a comment
A Killer Life: How an Independent Film Producer Survives Deals and Disasters in Hollywood and Beyond

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is 71% done with The 50th Law
"Most people can't handle boredom. That means they can't stay on one thing until they get good at it. And they wonder why they're unhappy." - 50 Cent
Jan 30, 2013 02:52PM Add a comment
The 50th Law

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is 55% done with The 50th Law
"Once, when the famous producer Samuel Goldwyn visited the set, he told John Ford he wanted to watch him work (a producer's way of spying and applying pressure). For didn't say a word. The next day, however, he visited Goldwyn in his office and sat silently, glaring at him. After a while, Goldwyn, exasperated, asked him what he was doing. He just wanted to watch Goldwyn work, Ford answered."
Jan 29, 2013 12:17PM Add a comment
The 50th Law

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is 24% done with The 50th Law
"Those who are self-reliant turn to people out of strength -- a desire for pleasant company or an exchange of ideas. ...Their happiness comes from within and is all the more profound for that reason."
Jan 27, 2013 07:51AM Add a comment
The 50th Law

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is 16% done with The 50th Law
"When you do not get to the root of a problem, you cannot solve it in any meaningful manner. People like to look at the surfaces, get all emotional and react, doing things that make them feel better in the short term but do nothing for them in the long term."
Jan 26, 2013 12:08PM Add a comment
The 50th Law

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Todd Croak-falen is 4% done with The 50th Law
"With the increasing sophistication of the media and the visceral quality of the imagery, advertisers have been able to give us the feeling that we are fragile creatures in an environment full of danger -- even though we live in a world infinitely safer and more predictable than anything our ancestors knew."
Jan 24, 2013 02:22PM Add a comment
The 50th Law

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Todd Croak-falen is 41% done with Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations
"Folsom is composed of two tiers of cells, four on top and four on the bottom. When a prisoner was scheduled for execution, he'd start out on the bottom right and move along from cell to cell as the ones ahead of him emptied out. Finally he'd be on the far left of the top tier, outside of which was a large overhead beam. When the time came, they'd take him out and hang him right there."
Jan 22, 2013 12:39PM Add a comment
Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations

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Todd Croak-falen is 27% done with Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations
"It was a case of the circular logic of conspiracy: if your theory is rejected, it's because the doubters are among the plotters."
Jan 21, 2013 05:00PM Add a comment
Murder Rap: The Untold Story of the Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur Murder Investigations

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Todd Croak-falen is 43% done with On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
"Telling an alcoholic to control his drinking is like telling a guy suffering the world’s most cataclysmic case of diarrhea to control his shitting."
Jan 18, 2013 04:34PM Add a comment
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is 18% done with On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
"I don't want to speak too disparagingly of my generation (actually I do, we had a chance to change the world and opted for the Home Shopping Network instead)."
Jan 17, 2013 02:39PM Add a comment
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is 15% done with On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
"A boy who once wiped his ass with poison ivy probably doesn't belong in a smart people's club."
Jan 17, 2013 12:12PM Add a comment
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is on page 122 of 218 of Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
"This place was ageless and lifeless. A mass of snow, and ice, and rock slowly moving upwards; freezing, thawing, cracking asunder, always changing with the passing of centuries. What a silly thing to pit oneself against!"
Jan 10, 2013 10:42AM Add a comment
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is on page 100 of 218 of Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
"When they reached the summit headwall Simon had seen the leading Japanese climber fall outwards and backwards, arms outstretched in surprise. The awesome 2,500-foot plunge, visible through breaks in the cloud, was framed behind him. To his horror, he had seen the falling leader jerk and twist and, without a sound, pull his partner into the void."
Jan 09, 2013 09:38AM Add a comment
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is on page 78 of 218 of Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
"I felt the usual anticlimax. What now? It was a vicious circle. If you succeed with one dream, you come back to square one and it's not long before you're conjuring up another, slightly harder, a bit more ambitious -- a bit more dangerous. I didn't like the thought of where it might be leading me."
Jan 08, 2013 10:40AM Add a comment
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

Todd Croak-falen
Todd Croak-falen is on page 33 of 218 of Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival
"After it grew dark at about six-thirty, anyone approaching the tent would have seen only a warm candelight glowing red and green through the tent fabric and heard a quiet murmuring of conversation, punctuated now and then by gusts of ribald laughter as Richard told a hilarious story..."
Jan 06, 2013 07:07PM Add a comment
Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival

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