The Bluffer’s Insider Guide to Hollywood by Sally Whitehill

Publication Date: July 1, 2013

 

[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”1909365165″ locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51lqYdFHxfL._SL160_.jpg” width=”110″][easyazon-link asin=”1909365165″ locale=”us”]The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood (Bluffer’s Guides)[/easyazon-link] is an informational guide to making your way into insider Hollywood and bluffing your way to the top of the industry.

 

 

 

I received a copy of this novel from Bluffers Media Limited  in exchange for my review.

 

There is something about [easyazon-link asin=”1909365165″ locale=”us”]The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood (Bluffer’s Guides)[/easyazon-link] that I absolutely adore. [easyazon-link asin=”1909365165″ locale=”us”]The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood (Bluffer’s Guides)[/easyazon-link] has a distinct dark humor and a very American feel in the language that is used and the way the author has framed the narrative. [easyazon-link asin=”1909365165″ locale=”us”]The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood (Bluffer’s Guides)[/easyazon-link]postulates that you have only one chance to make a good first impression and this text can help you know the ins and outs of the industry from the history to old Hollywood to new Hollywood, and even where an insider goes to get away and the best place to die. Hollywood tends to be inherently silly and Whitehall plays this fact up in her guide.

Whitehill tells us that “Hollywood is a town…of endless self promotion” (Page 28). [easyazon-link asin=”1909365165″ locale=”us”]The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood (Bluffer’s Guides)[/easyazon-link] is divided into logical headers defining for the reader (“Waiter, Bartender or Pilates Instructor means unemployed actor”) and guiding readers motivated to break into the select circle. Included are instructions on how to make a good first impression and key words in other languages to smooth your way in with the crowd. This is perhaps the only book about which I will say the glossary was an entertaining as the text and means it in a very positive way.

I’m a bit of a pop culture sponge so enjoyed the history of the movies paired with the history of key locations. I can’t attest to if it’s factual or not. What I can say is that told with the dry humor of this author, I’m ready to believe and isn’t that what this Guide is really all about? The key message is conveying an ability to convince people that you know about something whether you do or not. I do know that you won’t get too much farther in your bluffing career if you die at the Chateau Marmot, but I suppose it’s all about planning for the end game.

[easyazon-link asin=”1909365165″ locale=”us”]The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood (Bluffer’s Guides)[/easyazon-link]is written in a way that makes the 109 pages seem almost too short. If you’re looking to break into insider Hollywood, I have to think that there are many valid tips in this work. If you’re looking to be entertained and like dark and observational humor, [easyazon-link asin=”1909365165″ locale=”us”]The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood (Bluffer’s Guides)[/easyazon-link] is absolutely the book for you. Pick it up immediately if not sooner.

 

Bluffer’s Media Limited has published 22 guides to bluffing your way through life from sex to hiking. Coming soon are guides to bluffing your way through fishing, etiquette and rugby.

You can connect with Sally Whitehill on Goodreads and LibraryThing.

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