Hunting with Barracudas

My Life in Hollywood with the Legendary Iris Burton
Product Number: EB00684667
Released: Sep 04, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781510720329
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
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Description

"In this vivid memoir, Snyder . . . probes the lifestyles of actors, agents and producers, depicting a high-octane Hollywood with a desperate dark side" (Publishers Weekly). Hollywood's famous child star agent Iris Burton launched the careers of the world's current movie stars and celebrities including Drew Barrymore, Tori Spelling, River and Joaquin Phoenix, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Johnny Depp, and Kirstin Dunst. But what was Iris Burton like to work for? Here now, her former employee Chris Snyder writes the true story of Hollywood's most feared insider for the first time. Expect revelations, gossip, and the true seamy underside of Hollywood throughout the decades. "A crawl through Hollywood's PR circle of hell, in which agent Snyder faces his biggest challenge: not the Hollywood star system but his own boss, Iris Burton, a former child star, now portrayed as a leopard-skin-clad Cruella De Vil going slowly mad as her number-one client and loose cannon, River Phoenix, becomes suddenly unavailable for work." -The Independent "Filled with insider info, Snyder's engaging memoir also addresses his own struggles with his sexuality and his attempt to find a place for himself in the dog-eat-dog culture of Hollywood." -Booklist "You don't have to be interested in Hollywood to enjoy this memoir: it's full of human nature." -Urban Cinefile

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