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A Martian Wouldn't Say That!!



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A wildly funny exposé of actual memos and numbing notes from network executives

A hilarious exposé of the absurdities inflicted upon television\'s creative community by network executives and the watchdogs at Broadcast Standards and Practices.

To wit:

"Will War and Peace be based on the book?"

"I think you\'re making a mistake having so many French involved in the production of Les Miserables."

From the V.P. of current programming regarding the Fred Astaire Special: "Too much dancing."

Whether it\'s a mishmash of M*A*S*H or a harangue over Hamlet, each absurd comment makes one thing perfectly clear - never put anything in writing!

From Crime to Crime


Can you figure out whodunit?

This intriguing collection of short stories features brain-twisting tales of murder and mayhem that will keep readers guessing until the very end… or will they? All the clues are provided, just add ingenuity.


Ten Minutes to the Speech


A Fate Worse Than Death...

Ten Minutes to the Speech
Your last-minute guide and checklist for speaking in public

Giving a Speech? Are you terrified or cool as a cucumber?

Never fear public speaking again… and better yet, be great! Giving a speech has been called a fate worse than death, but with the hands-on help of the tools and tips in this invaluable guide, the process becomes painless! As the latest addition to Tallfellow’s popular 10 Minutes 2 Success series, this book will calm the jitters and show any speaker how to impress, inform, persuade and entertain an audience.

Ten Minutes to the Job Interview


Looking for a job?

This is the book that will help you get it and keep it!

Ten Minutes to the Job Interview
Your last-minute guide and checklist for securing a position, a promotion, a paycheck

The newest addition to the revolutionary 10 MINUTES TO SUCCESS series, this easy to read, extremely informative step-by-step guide prepares you mentally and physically to present your best self to a potential employer!

Doing It For Money


A “behind-the-scenes” look at Hollywood through the eyes and pens of 48 top screenwriters

Doing It For Money
The Agony and Ecstasy of Writing and Surviving in Hollywood

Ah, the life of a successful screenwriter…

Sitting in your Malibu beach house finishing the script that will bring in the next million dollar check… Doing lunch at The Ivy… Hollywood party-hopping where you’re the idol of stars, movie execs and paparazzi…

Yeah, right!

Not if you’re “Doing It for Money.”

Ten Minutes to the Pitch


A Great idea can\'t pitch itself...
this book shows you how!

Ten Minutes to the Pitch
Your last-minute guide and checklist for selling your story

“A smart and insightful dissection of the process that should prove as valuable to jaded veterans as to newcomers.”

-Barry Kemp
President, WGA Foundation;
Creator, Coach and Newhart;
Executive Producer, Catch Me If You Can

“A must-read that can transform the ordeal of pitching into an enjoyable experience.”

-Fred Silverman
Past Vice President, Programs CBS-TV;
Past President, ABC Entertainment;
Past President and CEO, NBC

Ten Minutes to the Audition


Every Actor\'s Audition Companion!

Ten Minutes to the Audition
Your last minute guide and checklist for getting the part

Q. What happened to the hundreds of actors who took this book’s advice?

A. They’re working!

Actor/Director Janice Lynde has adapted her unique approach to auditions by introducing her invaluable Actor’s Checklist (20 pre-audition Do’s and Don’ts).
This exceptional book also includes:

  • The Chapters: The “How and Why” behind the Checklist
  • The Night (and Days) Before: The “Prep Work” that leaves you worry-free and ready
  • The Four Knows: The “Resource and Reference Guide” every actor needs

The Sibling Thing


Max is back, and he’s got a little brother!

The Sibling Thing
How I Went from Prince to Pest in Four Short Years

In his Tallfellow bestseller, The Grandfather Thing, Saul Turteltaub created a warmly comic memoir of his grandson Max’s first year, highlighted with Max’s “own” commentary and sage observations.

Now three years old, Max faces "a new kid in town" with the arrival of Baby Brother Ross...

Write Screenplays That Sell - The Ackerman Way


20th Anniversary Edition

Newly Revised and Updated 2021 Edition featuring Moonlight, La La Land, Juno, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad and many more current films and TV shows.

Write Screenplays That Sell
The Ackerman Way

“Hal Ackerman’s new book is exceptional.”

-Scr(i)pt magazine, May/June 2004

“…this [book] will become one of the more popular screenwriting books out there.”

-Screentalk magazine, January 2004

“Here is another excellent screenwriting book. Very important addition to your screenwriting library.”

-Script magazine, Summer Book Review 2004

City Hall: The Heart of Los Angeles


The heart of Los Angeles!

City Hall

The beautiful drawings and fascinating story in City Hall provide an adventure in art and history that takes parents and children on a colorful tour of Los Angeles’ famous landmark.

A Nation Lost and Found


Personal memories from a tumultuous period in American history!

A Nation Lost and Found
1936 America Remember by Ordinary and Extraordinary People

A Nation Lost and Found provides an extraordinary look at the moving personal stories of people who lived through the turbulent mid-1930s – a period in which the spirit of the individual, and the collective spirit of a nation, were awakened.

The Comfort Book


The Comfort Book

May 2010 – Recommended by Jane Brody, Personal Health columnist for The New York Times, in her May 17th column.

Psychotherapist, social worker and writer Jane Seskin offers a practical approach to easing one’s way through life’s difficult moments. The Comfort Book presents a wide variety of tranquil thoughts and actions for self-healing.