For many years, television comedy was an exclusive boys' club - until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere. From Late Night with David Letterman and Saturday Night Live to Seinfeld, The Ellen Show, and Modern Family, Carol has written for and/or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time. This hilarious collection of essays charts her extraordinary three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way - and offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession. Part memoir, part guide to life, and all incredibly funny, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying offers tips and tricks for getting ahead, finding your way, and opening locked doors - even if you have to use a sledgehammer.
©2014 Carol Leifer (P)2014 Tantor
"An amusing, amiable read. Leifer wants you to love what you do and learn to move on from failures and rejections - and please, always shower before a job interview." (Kirkus)
You have to get the audible version because Carol's delivery is priceless.
It was so natural and authentic. Carol has a clear and honest view on life that does not ignore our sensitivity. That and her humor will make you howl in laughter.
Be careful to play this in private because you will lose it several times. Carol has a way of surprising you will a perfect observation when you least expect putting you into a surprise laughter that is uncontrollable.
One of the best audiobooks I have read as of late.
Bossypants by Tina Fey. It is that level of greatness.
I liked her impression of her father.
The part about Joan Rivers sticking up for her.
I loved this book.
Hi! I'm Casey Keller, semi-retired TV writer, avid cyclist, husband and father. I'm also a guy who devours audio books.
I'm a retired TV writer and from time to time young people ask me how to get their careers started in entertainment. In the future, I'll refer them to this book.
It's loaded with great advice, much of it good for people beginning any kind of career,all of it illustrated with examples from Ms. Leifer's life.
While I'm sure most people don't need to be reminded to bathe or to show up for job interviews on time, the best advice she gives is to be fearless and relentless.
If you're beginning your career, as my children are, I think you'll get a lot from reading Ms. Leifer's book.
I really enjoyed this book, Carol Leifer has some great advice. I'm really glad I got this book. She has some excellent stories with Sainfield and other actors.
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