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Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club This clear eyed account ofyears in a profoundly flawed industry is the funniest, most unflinching book Ive read in a long time I laughed out loud so many times If youve ever watched TV, you should read this book And if youve ever read a book, you should read this one, too John Oliver First things firstJust the Funny Partsis, like Nell Scovell herself, funny as hell Laugh out loud chuckles, eye rolls, embarrassed for Nell gigglesits all there But theres a lot , too This is a smart, wise book about growing up, growing old er , and most of all, what it means to be a woman in a mans world Thats no joke But it is, as I mentioned, funny Jeffrey Toobin, author of American Heiress Nell Scovell has finally written the book that everyone in the comedy world has been waiting for Besides being one of the funniest people I know, she has not just survived, but she has thrived How the hell did she do it Crack it open and find out Bette Midler This book is soooo good Nell not only recalls her comedy writing career with wit but also transports us there to sit alongside her as witnessJust the Funny Partscould easily be calledJust The Brave Parts Larry Wil Nell is an incredible writer, and this book is just as amazing as I would expect I particularly liked pageSamantha Bee, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee InJust the Funny Parts,Nell Scovell offers readers an unvarnished look into a writers life Through her unique lens, she bravely confronts some uncomfortable truths, and yet keeps you laughing the whole way through George Lucas, yeahthatGeorge Lucas Ive known for a while that Nell is an unusually talented and funny writer, but I had no idea just how much she shaped the TV that Ive watched for decadesor how much bias she faced along the way Despite that and sometimes because of it , this book was a delight to read Its full of jokes that made me laugh and sharp analyses that made me think Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals, and co author of Option B In this illuminating memoir, Scovell details her career as a highly successful television writer over the last three decades, during which she was usually the only woman in the room Scovell has repeatedly felt the sting of toiling in Los Angeles, where rejection and failure are the bread and butter of this gluten free, nondairy town, and in an industry that continually looked for a cheaper, younger version of her But in working with Sheryl Sandberg as the co writer onLean In, she was reminded of a timeless lesson doing something that is meaningful to oneself might also have an impact on others Scovells memoir is wonderfully entertaining and ultimately uplifting Publishers Weekly Scovell minces few words when skewering the toxic atmosphere for female talent in HollywoodHer fearlessness was clearly evidenced when the David Letterman sex scandal broke and the author made a controversial and risky career move by speaking out about a marked lack of gender diversity in the late night TV arenaA breezy, affably written amalgam of memoir, advice, and workplace survival guide from the front lines of the entertainment industry Kirkus Reviews A smart, energetic, determined woman, someone who is always shooting for greater success and who really hates it when she fails at something A revealing and timely portrait of a professional writer and the industry in which she works BooklistFOREWORD BY SHERYL SANDBERGYouve almost certainly laughed at Scovells jokesyou just didnt know it until nowJust the Funny Parts is a juicy and scathingly funny insider look at how pop culture gets made Forthan thirty years, writer, producer and director Nell Scovell worked behind the scenes of iconic TV shows, including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, Murphy Brown, NCIS, The Muppets, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which she created and executive produced In , Scovell gave up her behind the scenes status when the David Letterman sex scandal broke Only the second woman ever to write for his show, Scovell used the moment to publicly call out the lack of gender diversity in late night TV writers rooms One of the boys came out hard for all of the girls Her criticisms fueled a cultural debate Two years later, Scovell was collaborating with Sheryl Sandberg on speeches and later on Lean In, which resulted in a worldwide movement Now Scovell is opening up with this fun, honest, and often shocking account Scovell knows what its like to put words in the mouths of President Barack Obama, Mark Harmon, Candice Bergen, Bob Newhart, Conan OBrien, Alyssa Milano, and Kermit the Frog, among many others Through her eyes, youll sit in the Simpson writers room stand on the Oscar red carpet pin a tail on Miss Piggybond with Star Treks Leonard Nimoy and experience a Stephen King like encounter with Stephen King Just the Funny Parts is a fast paced account of a nerdy girl from New England who fought her way to the top of the highly competitive, male dominated entertainment field The book delivers invaluable insights into the creative process and tricks for navigating a difficult workplace It s part memoir, part how to, and part survival story Or, as Scovell puts it, Its likeUnbroken,but funnier and with slightly less torture

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  • 336 pages
  • Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club
  • Nell Scovell
  • Anglais
  • 04 July 2018
  • 0062473476

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