“Legendary screenwriter William Goldman famously wrote: In Hollywood, ‘Nobody knows anything.’ Goldman should meet Tom Sawyer who knows where the skeletons are buried, and I don’t mean at Forest Lawn. Showrunner of the iconic MURDER, SHE WROTE, the veteran writer-producer tells his adventures with humor, pluck, and pizazz. He has an insider’s knowledge of the business that will appeal to aspiring Hollywood writers and fans alike. The Adventures of The REAL Tom Sawyer, a bravura memoir!” Paul Levine – bestselling author of BUM RAP
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“The Adventures of the REAL Tom Sawyer names names with a light touch, a deft hand. This relentlessly entertaining memoir by a true legend who still eats lunch in Tinseltown, is a splendid account of the evolution of a stellar career – of overcoming its challenges. Part Movie/TV-land tell-all, part entertainment industry treatise, and all impossibly fun!” Jon Land – screenwriter and USA Today bestselling author
“Witty, surprisingly honest and impossible to put down. From his days in the service to his stint as a cartoonist to his years as Writer/Showrunner, the author's definitely 'been there, done that.' Hell, the guy's had more adventures than the fictional Tom Sawyer.” Dennis Palumbo – screenwriter (MY FAVORITE YEAR), bestselling author of the DANIEL RINALDI Mysteries, psychotherapist
And, it's Companion-Book:
9 BADASS Secrets
In this entertaining and educational 90-page book, each Secret for Putting Yourself in Luck's Way is revealed and demonstrated via excerpts from The Adventures of the REAL Tom Sawyer.
"One of the most inspiring books I've ever read. I think it's time for my re-invention."
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"Tom Sawyer & Tama Ryder’s on-the- money Success Manual is a real gem. Funny, wise, it's the next best thing to a conversation with the veteran writer himself." Dennis Palumbo – screenwriter (MY FAVORITE YEAR), bestselling author of the DANIEL RINALDI Mysteries, psychotherapist