Misadventures in the (213)

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Harper Collins, Jun 23, 1999 - Fiction - 304 pages
12 Reviews

What Tales of the City did for San Francisco, Misadventures in the (213) does double for L.A. in this audacious, satirical tale of a struggling screenwriter, his media-whore best friend, and their circle of celebrity-seeking pals.

"(213)?" you'll likely ask.
Well, the area code, of course.

"Misadventures?"
Just the high jinks underemployed Tinseltown wannabes are usually up to. Like making off with fish from Tina Louise's koi pond. Or harassing Alicia Silverstone with tales of watermelon-loving porn stars. Or auctioning off Andrew Shue's chicken wing and Heather Locklear's lip print for charity. You know.

Packed with Hollywood life lessons and more B-level celebs than you can shake a casting sheet at, Misadventures in the (213) is a brilliantly witty dagger straight through the heart of the L.A. entertainment machine.

  

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Review: Misadventures in the 213

User Review  - Chris - Goodreads

For a "slight, funny" read, I found this both overlong (by about 100 pages) and I didn't laugh...once. Plot both bloated and slight at the same time. What is funny is that it takes place in the late ... Read full review

Review: Misadventures in the 213

User Review  - Jess Moss - Goodreads

I really couldn't get into this book. I didn't find myself caring about the characters until the final few chapters. This was somewhat of a "trashy" novel. I finished the book only because I hate to start a book and not finish it. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
10
Section 2
18
Section 3
24
Section 4
32
Section 5
40
Section 6
48
Section 7
54
Section 8
81
Section 10
131
Section 11
152
Section 12
162
Section 13
208
Section 14
243
Section 15
268
Section 16
297
Copyright

Section 9
87

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About the author (1999)

Dennis Hensley is a writer, journalist, and sometime friend to the stars. For two and a half years, he wrote the column "Misadventures in the (213)" under the pseudonym Craig Clybourn for Detour magazine. He is also a regular celebrity profiler for Detour and has contributed articles and profiles to Cosmopolitan, Out, and Movieline. He lives in Los Angeles.

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