Revealingly candid, this Hollywood memoir is the story of Jay Bernstein, an entertainment industry fixture who helped launch and sustain the careers of many celebrities including Farrah Fawcett and Suzanne Somers. From his childhood in Oklahoma City and his first job in a Hollywood mail room to the ownership of his own public relations firm and his work as a television producer, Bernstein’s life is chronicled in his own words.
In addition to his rise to greatness, Bernstein also describes the relationships he had with stars and relates the stories behind some of the crazy stunts he pulled to garner attention, such as paying women to throw hotel keys at Tom Jones, having Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart’s legs insured for one million dollars, and getting married underwater for an episode of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. Written with style and a sense of humor, this autobiography shares the intimate details of Jay Bernstein’s fascinating life.
©2011 Larry Cortez Hamm (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Loved the honest and gossipy presentation of Jays perspective... The highs and lows and his numerous hiring and firings...
Jay Bernstein is doesn't seem to hold much back or pull any punches. He calls it as he sees it, showing himself to be a hero at times and a schmuck at other times. He was a funny guy and an interesting character. Half way through the book, I googled him to see some pictures of him with some of the celebrities he worked with that I wasn't familiar with, since we don't get a photo section with an audible book and was shocked to find out that he had died a number of years ago and the book was released after his death. The book was so chatty and well read, that I felt like I lost a new friend that had been sharing their life stories, victories and embarrassing failures with me.
No, but I really enjoyed it.
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If I had a pound for every time he said that Farrah Fawcett was the most wonderful person on the planet I would retire. She was at most an actress in a TV soap. she certainly was not one of the greatest actresses that ever lived. he drones on and on about her. I started to skip bits because of this. He is full of himself. Maybe in his day he was quite important but I doubt he was as wonderful as he makes himself out.
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