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Publisher's Summary

Now available as an audiobook for the first time!

No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman. Two-time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the best-selling author of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and Girls Together, and other novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's inner sanctums...on and behind the scenes for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President's Men, and other films...into the plush offices of Hollywood producers...into the working lives of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his own professional experiences and creative thought processes in the crafting of screenplays. You get a firsthand look at why and how films get made and what elements make a good screenplay. 

Says columnist Liz Smith, "You'll be fascinated."

©2012 William Goldman (P)2022 Grand Central Publishing

Critic Reviews

"[This] is that big, sad, funny, incisive, revelatory, gossipy, perception-forming book about Hollywood that publishers have been promoting for years - and now the real thing is finally here." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

"A deliciously honest book...Goldman deserves a special Read of the Year award." (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland)

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Writers are writers, but this is pretty accurate

Not entirely without bias, this is probably the most accurate description of Hollywood you'll find.

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Excellent book that’s still relevant.

Love this book. The writing is excellent and conversational, the stories are still just like it is today (despite being 40+ years old), and the narration is perfect.

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