Beautiful Wasps Having Sex by Dori Carter

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Meet Frankie Jordan, a screenwriter living a rather perilous life in the wilds of Hollywood. She's turning forty, her husband wants a divorce, and all she can think about is the script she can't finish. Enter Jonathan Prince, a confident, seductive twenty-four-year-old agent-in-training.  In a town that takes glee in the failure of others, Jonathan's the only one who seems to recognize Frankie's brilliance. So begins the tragic comedy that consumes Frankie's life. The lunacy of trying to sell her script is described in harrowing detail. But it's when her script finally does sell that the real nightmare begins. Longing to discover why Hollywood attracts and rewards so many "little monsters," she's compelled to confront how Jews feel about themselves in a town that both loves and hates its own invention -- the beautiful WASP.

About Dori Carter

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A former screenwriter and television producer, Dori Carter lives with her husband in Santa Barbara, California.
Published July 3, 2000 by William Morrow. 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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When her screenplay is sold to a studio and Frankie is hired to revise it (the Jewish producers think the characters are too Jewish), Jonathan serves as her secretary, finagles a promotion, and rapidly transforms himself into a Sammy Glick, sucking up to superiors, stealing story ideas, and haras...

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This low-key Hollywood version of All About Eve (without the multiple points of view) portrays the rise to power of Jonathan Prince, as narrated by 39-year-old screenwriter Frankie Jordan.

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Francine Fingerman wasn't a Hollywood writer."It may have been Jews who built Hollywood, but it was also Jews who perpetuated the myths enshrined in the movies including the myth of the gorgeous, seemingly carefree WASP.

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