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Blacklisting Myself

(2009)
Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in the Age of Terror
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An Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and a mystery novelist, Roger L. Simon is the only American writer to pull off the amazing trick of being profiled positively in both Mother Jones and National Review in one lifetime. The stunning story of his political odyssey is told in this memoir, where Simon recounts his migration from financier of the Black Panther Breakfast Program to pioneer blogosphere mogul beloved by the right as a 9/11 Democrat.

But Simon is beholden to neither right nor left in this tale of Hollywood chic run amuck, as he talks out of school about his adventures with, among many others, Richard Pryor, Warren Beatty, Timothy Leary, Richard Dreyfuss, Woody Allen, and Julian Semyonov, the Soviet Union's version of Robert Ludlum and also a KGB colonel who tempted Simon to join the KGB himself. Among the topics covered along the way:

Is there a new blacklist in Hollywood, this one targeting conservatives?
Simon's red-carpet tours of the People's Republic of China, Cuba, and the Soviet Union with Hollywood screenwriters and famous mystery novelists.
Why Al Gore's documentary on global warming didn't deserve the Oscar on artistic grounds alone; and why the Academy's voting system is so corrupt.

And, as they say, there is much, much more besides.



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Hardback Editions

February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blacklisting Myself: Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in the Age of Terror
Author(s): Roger L Simon
ISBN: 1-59403-247-5 / 978-1-59403-247-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Encounter Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Blacklisting Myself: Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in the Age of Terror (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Roger L Simon
ISBN: 1-4587-8699-4 / 978-1-4587-8699-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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