Scared Scriptless

Scared Scriptless

A Novel

Book - 2014
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
"Maddy Carson loves her job as a Script Supervisor on the hit show, The Wrong Doctor, as much as she loathes fake boobs, juice cleanses, oversized designer sunglasses, and all other things "Hollywood." Super-organized and down-to-earth, Maddy has maintained a strict dating rule throughout her ten years in L.A.: "No Actors! When it comes to life and love, Maddy has to learn that sometimes it's more important to break all her self-imposed rules and simply follow her heart. Mimicking the five-act script of a television show, Scared Scriptless is a love letter to TV, and offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look for fans of both reality and scripted television - worlds that Alison Sweeney knows intimately. "--
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, ©2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781401311056
1401311059
Characteristics: 309 pages ;,21 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Michael Colford Aug 27, 2014

Scared Scriptless is Alison Sweeney's second novel set in Holllywood featuring a female protagonist who is involved in the entertainment business. You could label it chick lit, romance, or beach reading, and you would be correct, but its easy, comfortable and warm style really transcends genres and puts a smile on your face while you're reading. When I'm reading Sweeney's novels, I feel like I'm listening to her tell a story. I'm on the set of a busy television show shoot; I'm pitching a reality show to hard-nosed executives, and on a date with an impossibly handsome, incredibly popular telelvision/movie star and dealing with all that entails. The details that Sweeney infuses into her novel, which can only come from her first person experience, translates to beautifully and seamlessly into the story that I really feel like I'm spending time with the author herself.

The plot is engaging enough without the Hollywood touches. Maddy Carson is the script supervisor (have you ever read anything about a script supervisor?) on a hit TV show -- but is not comfortable with the Hollywood entertainment business life. She's a down home gal, with deep roots in her family's hometown in the mountains. When an opportunity presents itself to help her family and home community by pitching a reality show about her town, she's tentative, but throws herself into the project, alongside her boss, Craig, who she is secretly dating. Then there's this gorgeous actor who has just joined the show how is not so subtly pursuing her despite her "no actors" policy. Can the uber-organized Maddy reconcile her discomfort with Hollywood to become a real force to be reckoned with in the business? And will she figure out her love life despite her protestations against grand romantic gestures? And how many movie quotes will I catch as Maddy and her colleagues toss them about throughout the novel?

If you're not looking for something serious and full of literary allusions, and you're curious, even a little, about the mechanics of creating a TV show, give Scared Scriptless a try. You might be pleasantly surprised.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at Library

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top