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North of Hollywood
What's It Like To Act Alongside Hollywood Greats Like Goldie Hawn and Walter Matthau?
Rick Lenz Dishes the Details in his New Insider Memoir!
An intimate, sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching and always honest account of making a living and living life next to Hollywood legends, Rick Lenz finds meaning in the experiences he’s had as a successful actor through his new memoir North of Hollywood.
The book is full of anecdotes such as tough guy Al Pacino giving Lenz a gift of sorts, funny lady Lucille Ball being less than humorous with him in a dressing room and recounting his first meeting with Gwyneth Paltrow.
“North of Hollywood concentrates on the part of an actor’s story that happens after
a person has reached the goal of becoming a working actor—the point when the actor
asks himself: How do I keep this from slipping away?” Lenz said. “Even if as an actor
you – unwittingly or not – sought the spotlight, how do you cope with the unnaturalness
of it? How do you avoid the convoluted ego-
The gifted artist and widely produced playwright uses his masterful storytelling
skills to share with readers his personal experiences with entertainers we normally
only hear about through the rumor mills. Pop-
“My daughter was going through a pause in her music career while she dealt with drug addiction, and my sister was diagnosed with cancer,” Lenz said. “The best way I could think of coping—aside from poring through spiritual books that seemed, at the time, beyond my ability to grasp—was to write about my family and my career and the changes that never stop swirling around all of us.”
Writer/editor Kevin Cook said North of Hollywood is “fall-
One of the workingest actors of the late-