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On Spec

On Spec

A Novel of Young Hollywood

Richard Rushfield

St. Martin's Press

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A brilliant, dead-on debut about what it takes to make it in today's Hollywood. On Spec follows the paths of six Hollywood hopefuls--a screenwriter, an agent, a development girl, an actress, a studio chef, and an aspiring producer--as they experience the pitfalls and payouts of life on the hollwood fast track. More than just a novel about the entertainment industry, On Spec is a parody of modern life, where winner takes all and the losers are tossed to the wayside without a second thought.

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STU BLUMINVITZ
The Writer


Dateline: Hollywood.
No, no. That's wrong.
Dateline: Bluminvitz.
That's it. That has a nice ring.
Dateline: Bluminvitz.
Kyle says that no spec written on...

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Praise for On Spec

“The action genre--and everything else about Hollywood--is sent up in On Spec, a comic gem told Rashomon style in the words os six highly unreliable narrators: a screenwriter, a development girl, an agent, a starlet, an aspiring producer, and a studeio chief.” —Detour Magazine

“The Alice-in-Wonderland world of Hollywood is dissected with sardonic wit in Rushfield's delightful first novel.” —Booklist

“Observe the cosmeticall altered, coke-addicted actress; the faux-homeboy producer; the ass-kissing agent; and the dorky, skill-living-with-the-rents screenwriter as they speed-dial and sleep their way through the making of Kennel Break, a 'Tarantino meets Turner and Hooch' blockbuster-to-be. Deliciously brutal.” —Madamoiselle

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About the author

Richard Rushfield

Richard Rushfield lives in seclusion near Hollywood where he writes Vanity Fair's "Intelligence Report." On Spec is his first novel.

Richard Rushfield

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