A wonderfully sardonic and nightmarish tale of a Hollywood success story gone wrong, from the bestselling author of The Pursuit of Happiness, A Special Relationship and State of the Union.Like all would-be Hollywood screenwriters, David Armitage wants to be rich and famous. But for the past eleven years, he�s tasted nothing but failure. Then, out of nowhere, luck comes his way when one of his scripts is bought for television. Suddenly, he�s the new toast of Hollywood as the creator of a hit series. A new player in Tinsel Town, David reinvents himself at great speed � notably and especially by walking out on his wife and daughter for a young producer who worships only at the altar of ambition. But David�s upward mobility takes a decidedly strange turn when a billionaire film buff named Philip Fleck barges into his life, proposing a very curious collaboration. David takes the bait, and finds he has inadvertently entered a Faustian Pact, one that results in an express ride to the lower depths of the Hollywood jungle.
Published: July 3, 2007