North of Hollywood by Rick Lenz

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NORTH OF HOLLYWOOD IS THE RECIPIENT OF SEVEN NATIONAL AWARDS--INCLUDING: WINNER FOREWORD BOOK REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD (PERFORMING ARTS) AND WINNER LOS ANGELES AND LONDON BOOK FESTIVAL AWARDS (MEMOIR)


For many years a working
actor, Lenz has written a space ride through the mind of an actor who finds success,
loses it, then discovers something better. On the surface, a memoir, North of
Hollywood is more accurately described as a non-fiction novel, a flight through
success, hilarity, heartbreak, and joy.


Praise for North of Hollywood:

 "A touching bittersweet remembrance... breathtaking..."

--KIRKUS REVIEWS



"Enchantingly written with a sure hand and a knowing eye."

--ELIZABETH FORSYTHE HAILEY, AUTHOR OF A WOMAN OF INDEPENDENT MEANS


"I love the book! Insightful, honest, wise, and charming!"

--BERNARD SLADE, PLAYWRIGHT: "SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR
 

"An actor's intimate, sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching and always honest account of making a living while living next to Hollywood legends."

--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

 
"An essential book for anyone who has ever said they want to be an actor and for anyone who was lucky enough not to. Compulsively readable ...perceptive and poignant wisdom.

--MICHAEL KAHN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE SHAKESPEARE THEATER IN WASHINGTON D.C. AND FORMER HEAD OF DRAMA AT JULLIARD.
 

"I greatly admired Rick Lenz's thoughtful and well written book."

--PETER BART (VARIETY)

 
"I was totally engaged with North of Hollywood, start to finish. Sometimes it felt like Rick Lenz wasn't just 'opening the kimono,' as they say in business, but was actually peeling off his skin. I admire his courage in telling it."

--SCOTT CAMPBELL, AUTHOR OF TOUCHED & AFTERMATH
 

"...kaleidoscopic form without breaking the rhythm of Lenz's poetic prose. The effect is beautiful..."

--FOREWORD BOOK REVIEWS
 

"Raises the genre of the Hollywood memoir to an art form. How dare a Hollywood memoir be literary? It deserves the awards it's won!"

--MICHAEL NORELL, WRITER'S GUILD OF AMERICA AWARD WINNER AND TWICE WINNER of THE CHRISTOPHER AWARD
 

About Rick Lenz

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Published February 2, 2012 by Chromodroid Press. 294 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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Lenz uses the present tense to suitable effect in sustaining immediacy between flashbacks from decades ago and more recent events, and he documents a career longevity that is breathtaking.

Jun 13 2012 | Read Full Review of North of Hollywood

ForeWord Reviews

In a life rich with celebrity encounters, struggles with alcohol, marital problems and marital bliss, and almost losing his daughter to drugs, Lenz has had to come to terms with a lot of drama.

Feb 15 2012 | Read Full Review of North of Hollywood

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