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Where's My F*cking Latte? (and Other Stories about Being an Assistant in Hollywood) #2020

Where s My F cking Latte and Other Stories about Being an Assistant in Hollywood The Bestselling book featured on TV s Access Hollywood DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS Every movie and TV star has one So does every agent and manager Some producers and studio execs have two or even three I m t

  • Title: Where's My F*cking Latte? (and Other Stories about Being an Assistant in Hollywood)
  • Author: Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff
  • ISBN: 9780976804031
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • Where's My F*cking Latte? (and Other Stories about Being an Assistant in Hollywood) By Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff, The Bestselling book featured on TV s Access Hollywood DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS Every movie and TV star has one So does every agent and manager Some producers and studio execs have two or even three I m talking about an assistant Someone to answer your phones, pick up your dry cleaning Someone to hide your drugs Your assistant knows what you eat, who you re sleepingThe Bestselling book featured on TV s Access Hollywood DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS Every movie and TV star has one So does every agent and manager Some producers and studio execs have two or even three I m talking about an assistant Someone to answer your phones, pick up your dry cleaning Someone to hide your drugs Your assistant knows what you eat, who you re sleeping with and what medications you re taking They listen in on your phone calls They are the eyes and ears of Hollywood and occasionally they talk Culled from dozens of interviews with former and current Hollywood assistants, Where s My F cking Latte is a no holds barred insider s look at what really goes on behind Tinseltown s closed doors.ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mark Yoshimoto Nemcoff made a living writing music for television before opportunity knocked and transformed him into a screen TV writer and later an award winning and bestselling author featured on Access Hollywood A podcast he recorded in his car turned into a drive time radio show on Sirius five nights a week This led to a handsome feature in Playboy Magazine that compared Mark to Howard Stern and Jon Stewart Mark later created an internet video series that led to him being cast as the on screen host of TV s The MoShow, a nationally syndicated newsmagazine about smartphones and mobile entertainment.

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    1. This wasn t a bad read, pretty fast paced Some of the stories about the way Hollywood big wigs treated their assistants were hilarious the pee in the Snapple bottle had me giggling , others were downright horrible There were also a few stories where it was actually the assistant who was the total asshole, and one particular story had such a sad ending that it threw me for a loop to see it included in what I expected to be a humorous collection.Overall not bad at all.

    2. If you re looking for a brisk, fluffy read, this will be right up your alley If, on the other hand, you re hoping for cover to cover laughs and any seriously juicy stories, take a pass There s some really very unfunny business in this collection of woeful tales.Nemcoff s book about life in the shoes of various assistants in La La Land has its charms, and certainly some of the stories are amusing and feature moments of sweet revenge, but there are a few significant issues that prevent me from giv [...]

    3. Something about hearing all the sick, twisted, sado masochistic behavior of people especially rich and famous people brings out the tsk tsk ing lascivious nature in most of us To begin with, no names are used While that makes for a good mystery in discretion, it is also taken to far as a reader, I was confused about a lot of the tales The author, who is male, never discloses that these are the tales of many different people s experiences as assistants to various Hollywood players It wasn t until [...]

    4. The reason I gave this book only one star is because it is poorly written and does not let you know whether the gender of the person is male or female telling each story It makes for a confusing mess and it s a frustrating read We live in a society where men and women can hold similar positions and the author and I use the term loosely totally forgets that and you don t know the gender for entire chapters A woman turns out to be a man, and a man a woman And it s because he s sloppy and does not [...]

    5. Worst thing I ve ever read Kept going in the hopes it would improve It didn t I didn t finish it exactly but the fact it counts in my reading challenge for the year is literally the only way I can make this an even vaguely positive experience

    6. Yikes total bait and switch here The book started light and fun, but then turned really dark but without really changing the tone or writing style and then turned boring I d recommend skipping this And now I know why it s 3 on kindle.

    7. This little book has some good but very short Hollywood assistant stories but the structure of the book is confusing it apparently is about different people who were assistants but is extremely inconsistent from one story to the next And there is one major flaw no real names are used anywhere in the book So you don t know what to believe and end up not really caring One story is about a major female star but without knowing the identity there is little investment in the story Another story is ab [...]

    8. This is the second of my swaps with Karode The tales of Hollywood assistants Who seem to work for the most bad mannered, selfish and generally deplorable bosses on the planetMost of the stories are amusing but some are just too awful to laugh at The big downside is that anonymity is kept throughout You want these bastards named I even started to wish I believed in Karma I could never put up with the disrespect and humiliation these assistants dealt with daily I wouldn t want to enter an industry [...]

    9. A quick indulgent read Nothing here surprised me, having worked behind the scenes myself in the industry When you squish that much ego insecurity, high stakes, lack of sleep substance abuse into tight employment situation well, there is bound to be drama Funny how those getting started in the industry have a weird sense of entitlement feel they themselves are celebrity by proxy Good for the odd head shake but nothing overly outrageous here More like overworked professionals mixed with very unpro [...]

    10. A friend too a job as a actress assistant in Hollywood So I sent her this book but read it first It s a short, quick easy breezy read Some of the stories are hilarious, some sexy, some degrading, some are pretty sad and some are downright tragic Not all grins and giggles but definitely a treasure trove of cautionary tales about starting at the bottom rung of the ladder in Hollywood working as an assistant for various big wigs, actors and actresses Call me picky, but it s kind of what you d expec [...]

    11. Wow, I laughed pretty hard reading this book I have to tell you that some of the stories are not only hilarious and crazy, but show a real dark side to working in Hollywood From the assistant who had to deal with the actor who went to the bathroom in his car to the starlet who kept bothering her assistant at a family funeral, it s easy to see why Hollywood assistant jobs are not for the faint of heart or thin of skin I loved this book If you loved the movie Swimming with Sharks you ll totally ge [...]

    12. An amusing, light, airy assortment of believe it or nots in the entertainment world Sort of like picking up one of those weekly mags while you wait in the grocery store check out line Quick read My only complaint was that it was really tough to tell whether it was a man s or a woman s point of view behind each story it made a big difference to some of the punchlines Maybe I was reading too fast

    13. To those who haven t or don t work in show business, a lot of these stories might not seem that interesting or even probable possible , but to those who have or do work in the business I have and I do it s this kind of you can t make this shiz up workaday world that kept me reading and, a lot of times, nodding my head Seriously, you can t make this shiz up Comic, tragic, silly, sad, ridiculousere s no business likewell, you know.

    14. This book is a great insight into a world that so few of us get to experience firsthand The appeal and glamour of Hollywood is usually shown through rose glasses on television and in the media It was great to read some real life stories that weren t afraid to hold back and tell it how it really is This was a great read and I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in real life Hollywood stories or just a good book.

    15. I love to read Imogen Edwards Jones Babylon books that are an inside look at certain industries with real life story The difference between her books and this one is she is smart enough not to leave it up to the actual individuals to write it There were parts where I wasn t sure if anyone even edited this book In saying that, there were a few stories that amused me, one that made my jaw drop and overall it was an easy fun distraction book Now back to real literature.

    16. Short, entertaining book of Hollywood blind items by the little people The book wasn t quite what I was expecting, though there is plenty of juicy stuff There is also the occasional heart breaker the story about the relative running into trouble in Mexico is especially chilling , but it does make for an interesting collection.

    17. Disappointing A waste of time and money I felt like I was reading a list Many of the stories are over 20 years old Two of the alleged protagonists are such disgusting people, that I sided with their bosses Finally, if the author thinks bosses only behave badly, outlandishly, and unfairly towards their employees in the music an entertainment industries, he s lived a sheltered life.

    18. I actually gave this book 3.5 stars It s a fast paced read with both funny and sad stories one particular story threw me for a loop it was very sad If you are looking for a bit of fluff then I would recommend this book I just wish some of the people the stories were about, had been named that would have really made it interesting

    19. The stories of crazy bosses was fun, but since it was so edited it could have been any industry The audible book could have used a female actor the writer and actor played both parts and it was confusing The author also came across as pretty arrogant in the audible book not sure if I will read another of his books.

    20. Meh Junk food read I went to college with a guy whose girlfriend was a PA for a major studio and she would tell me stories of how horrible people in show business were and for the most part, I believed her until she said that Harrison Ford you know, Indiana Jones Han Solo was a TOTAL dick I was so disappointed This book is total junk food.

    21. Yes, I read a Kindle single Supposed to be horror stories of the indignities of life as a Hollywood flunky The heroic flunkies, however, sound as self absorbed, superficial and nakedly ambitious as their bad guy bosses Best scene when a female movie exec has to perform a piece of intimate grooming during a conference call in her office.

    22. I thought this was a great book, very funny, extremely enlightening Answers alot of questions about the industry, especially why Hollywood can t seem to make an original movie Alot of stories I couldn t help putting faces to the names, even though the author failed to give an exact indentification they did provide enough detail to make some interesting possibilities.

    23. The whole thing reads like an episode of Entourage, which is not necessarily a good thing Thankfully a few of these stories like The Casting Director were well written and made me literally LOL.

    24. Funny, but not what I expected I think it would have been funnier if it were written from the perspective of one person, instead of several Also, several stories were a bit edgy, and not the kind of edgy I prefer.

    25. Do you love Blind items in gossip columns This is the book for you Assistants to actors, directors, agents, producers, literary agents and dish the dirt on their bosses If you liked You ll never eat lunch in this town again you will like this book

    26. Fact is stranger than fiction Some laugh out loud moments though I m sure there are worse stories out there that s just not fit to print A good read and definitely a good reminder that maybe that job you thought was horrible isn t as bad as these PA s had it.

    27. Don t waste your money or time Thought it would be a funny light read but it went from dark and depressing to worse and never came back Dead dogs and kidnapped sisters are not stories you want for light reading Irritatingly bad Don t give this guy a dime for his book.

    28. It was a quick read Sometimes the actions of the celebrities seemed over the top, but most of the time I couldn t believe the assistants reactions I got this on loan from the library I probably won t ever buy it.

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