Thursday, September 13, 2012
A Book to Look Out For: Penny Marshall's My Mother Was Nuts
Garry Marshall, Penny's older brother, wrote one of the best show biz memoirs I ever read, Wake Me When It's Funny. The book is full of really smart advice for writers, among other things, and although it's a bit dated, I always recommend it to people who want to know what writing for television is really like. Penny's book, My Mother Was Nuts comes out next week and it sounds like it's going to be a good one too. Among other things, it promotes her four rules of life: "try hard, help your friends, don’t get too crazy, and have fun.” I can't wait to read it. Penny Marshall directed two of my favorite movies, Big and A League of Their Own.