Hollywood Huckster

hollywood hucksterHollywood Huckster is a sometimes funny, sometimes maddening, always outrageous account of Hollywood television writer Kevin Hartigan. Kevin’s writing partner, David Garber, gives us a light and entertaining memoir of his years with Kevin, replete with anecdotes that showcase the brash and bizarre Kevin and that offer occasional glimpses of a warm-hearted and complicated Kevin.

Hartigan and Garber wrote for many television shows back in the 70s and 80s: Carter Country, Baby, I’m Back, The Bill Cosby Show, and Sanford and Son, among others. They worked with, and for, such industry icons as Bill Cosby, Aaron Spelling, Johnny Carson, and Jack Benny.

As a side note, I met Kevin many, many years ago when we both lived in Boston. I didn’t know him for long, but long enough to find Mr. Garber’s memoir absolutely believable.

For more on Hollywood Huckster, see David Garber’s blog: http://hollywoodhuckster.com/

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Maggie King is the author of the Hazel Rose Book Group mysteries. Her short stories appear in the Virginia is for Mysteries series, 50 Shades of Cabernet, Deadly Southern Charm, Death by Cupcake, and Murder by the Glass. Maggie is a member of James River Writers, International Thriller Writers, Short Mystery Fiction Society, and is a founding member of Sisters in Crime Central Virginia, where she manages the chapter’s Instagram account. In addition, she serves Sisters in Crime on the national level as a member of the Social Media team. Maggie graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. degree in Business Administration, and has worked as a software developer, customer service supervisor, and retail sales manager. She lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband, Glen, and cats, Morris and Olive.


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