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~Read Book ☯ You'll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again ♪ Oscar winning producer Julia Phillps s work on Taxi Driver, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and The Sting, made her famous This is the memoir that made her infamous a downfall chronicle of a private hell that could only have been written by someone with nothing left to lose Ugh What a rambling, self centered piece of crap Reading this made me feel like I was in a therapy session with the author, except without any sort of self exploration or willingness to look at the role that SHE might have played in her circumstances My parents especially my mom fucked me up The producers directors actors what have you fucked me over Poor me I kept waiting for some sort of realization and ownership of her actions, but it never came This book has really driven home for Ugh What a rambling, self centered piece of crap Reading this made me feel like I was in a therapy session with the author, except without any sort of self exploration or willingness to look at the role that SHE might have played in her circumstances My parents especially my mom fucked me up The producers directors actors what have you fucked me over Poor me I kept waiting for some sort of realization and ownership of her actions, but it never came This book has really driven home for me the idea of Life is too short to read books you hate Thescandalous aspects of this book drugs sex Goldie Hawn never showers have probably overshadowed how funny and true it is Julia Phillips is an incredibly accomplished woman and this is the story of her rise she was the first woman to win an Academy Award for best picture and subsequent fall She is unafraid to call out powerful friends, former friends, and herself for rediculous behavior, and her sharp writing and brutual honesty keep this from becoming another tired Hollywood mem Thescandalous aspects of this book drugs sex Goldie Hawn never showers have probably overshadowed how funny and true it is Julia Phillips is an incredibly accomplished woman and this is the story of her rise she was the first woman to win an Academy Award for best picture and subsequent fall She is unafraid to call out powerful friends, former friends, and herself for rediculous behavior, and her sharp writing and brutual honesty keep this from becoming another tired Hollywood memoir Julia Phillips burned her bridges beyond recognition with this memoir of life in the fast lane of 1970s Hollywood There are very few people who were big from the late 1960s to the early 1990s who aren t mentioned here, mostly unfavorably The lady had good reason to be angry the machinations of getting a film made are ludicrous enough to drive anyone over the edge She freely admits that she didn t help her own cause by spending most of her time looking for her next high It would be easier to Julia Phillips burned her bridges beyond recognition with this memoir of life in the fast lane of 1970s Hollywood There are very few people who were big from the late 1960s to the early 1990s who aren t mentioned here, mostly unfavorably The lady had good reason to be angry the machinations of getting a film made are ludicrous enough to drive anyone over the edge She freely admits that she didn t help her own cause by spending most of her time looking for her next high It would be easier to be on her side she was, after all, the first female producer to win a Best Picture Oscar, and was behind some seminal films The Sting, Taxi Driver, Close Encounters of the Third Kind if she didn t go out of her way to be so unlikeable She has the redeeming feature of the great love she has for her daughter, Kate, who sounds like phenomenal person Other than that, however, she sounds like the classic egotist and, ridiculously backward in her language She is smarter in her own mind than almost everyone she meets, she calls black people the N word and gay people all manner of slurs Her bigotry about people who are overweight is downright repulsive.You ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again is full of aliases in order to avoid lawsuits, I suspect, but I also suspect that Hollywood insiders knew exactly which people Phillips was referring to when she changed a name Even so, she is fine with naming and shaming Spielberg, Geffen, Erica Jong and numerous others David Geffen was so furious with the release of this book that he dumped her from the negotiations they were in the middle of for Interview with the Vampire And, as it turned out, she didn t have lunch in some of the most important places in that town again She got banned from Morton s where, for many years, she had her own table I would have liked the book better I do love dish, so it would normally be tailor made for me if 1 it had been proofed for grammar for someone who is supposedly so intelligent, she should know how to use the words I and me in a sentence and 2 if it had been shorter a good editor could have shown her how to tighten it up and dump the extraneous, existential meandering I m very glad I read it I just wish I d liked it, and her, a bit At one point, after meeting one of her idols, Arthur C Clarke, and being sadly disappointed, Julia Phillips laments that one should never meet their idols As I m readingbooks on the ins and outs of the Hollywood system and the players involved, I m finding that I should probably stop reading about the moviemaking biz as it darkens my opinion of most who are involved in it This book reminded me a lot in tone to Prozac Nation , both autobiographies by talented women who squandered their At one point, after meeting one of her idols, Arthur C Clarke, and being sadly disappointed, Julia Phillips laments that one should never meet their idols As I m readingbooks on the ins and outs of the Hollywood system and the players involved, I m finding that I should probably stop reading about the moviemaking biz as it darkens my opinion of most who are involved in it This book reminded me a lot in tone to Prozac Nation , both autobiographies by talented women who squandered their talent due to substance abuse, ego, and mental illness But while Wurtzel s book waswhiny and lacked any kind of ownership for any of her actions, Phillips at least acknowledges that she brought a lot of her hardships on herself Phillips is not particularly likeable She s vain, selfish, vindictive, and wreckless most appallingly so with her daughter , but I guess that doesn t really differentiate her from anyone else in Hollywood This is definitely a fascinating look at the backbiting, egos, and drama that goes on behind the scenes of the dream factory, and that title s pretty appropriate Phillips has not only burned her bridges, she s blown them the hell up What was disappointing to me was that the major event in her life, the worst day of her life as she herself called it, her being ousted as a producer on Close Encounters , was a bit confusing and vague I m still not quite sure exactly how she lost out on it considering that this was a major event in her life, I would have liked to have had a clearer sense of what exactly happened All in all, an interesting book filled with some good gossip and an insightful look into the souls of those who make the movies of which I so love Unfortunately, there doesn t seem to be too much there to look at I felt like I had to fight through a thicket of coke addled dithering to get to the dirt, and even then I wasn t sure what was going on was that a sex scene between Julia Phillips and Julie Christie Who edited this Anyway, this hasn t earned its reputation as a trash talkin masterwork. By all means this should be a fascinating, juicy Hollywood tell all I was thrilled to spot it in a secondhand store and grabbed it, primarily because of the excellent cover design on the vintage version I d found But this is one book written by a celebrity that is most definitely not ghost written and maybe it should have been It s hideously self indulgent and seems like it was never edited or revised I am a fast reader and it took me several hours to get through 100 pages of this book By all means this should be a fascinating, juicy Hollywood tell all I was thrilled to spot it in a secondhand store and grabbed it, primarily because of the excellent cover design on the vintage version I d found But this is one book written by a celebrity that is most definitely not ghost written and maybe it should have been It s hideously self indulgent and seems like it was never edited or revised I am a fast reader and it took me several hours to get through 100 pages of this book I could not finish it.This COULD have been great And for a book that trash talks so many of Julia Phillips peers at the time, it should at least be well written to be worth burning all those bridges But it s not It reads exactly like how someone on coke talks, which is to say, rambly, incoherent, and irritating This was such an entertaining book to read very witty, very dishy, and so very Hollywood Julia Phillips won an Oscar for producing one of the finest films in history, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and she was involved in the production of other fine films such as Taxi Driver and the Sting.Until I read this book, I had no idea what a producer might actually contribute to a film As described by Phillips, a producer pretty much does everything that no one else has done and chronicles this This was such an entertaining book to read very witty, very dishy, and so very Hollywood Julia Phillips won an Oscar for producing one of the finest films in history, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and she was involved in the production of other fine films such as Taxi Driver and the Sting.Until I read this book, I had no idea what a producer might actually contribute to a film As described by Phillips, a producer pretty much does everything that no one else has done and chronicles this in the context of a downward personal spiral fueled by drugs du jour, mostly cocaine, the breakfast of champions Reminiscent of the equally witty musings of Carrie Fisher but Phillips names names A long trawl through shallow waters well, shallow people At 600 pages, this rant remains in dire need of an editor, but would benefit evenfrom a plot Basically, our not so humble narrator gets lucky with The Sting in 1973, then it all turns to drugs, then it all turns to shit Her primary concern beyond any pretence of allegiance to drug dealers, family, colleagues and friends appears to be keeping her table at a dining hole in Hollywood where she can see and be seen, hence the tit A long trawl through shallow waters well, shallow people At 600 pages, this rant remains in dire need of an editor, but would benefit evenfrom a plot Basically, our not so humble narrator gets lucky with The Sting in 1973, then it all turns to drugs, then it all turns to shit Her primary concern beyond any pretence of allegiance to drug dealers, family, colleagues and friends appears to be keeping her table at a dining hole in Hollywood where she can see and be seen, hence the title.The fact that Hollywood power brokers are non creative, cliquey, scandalously overpaid, vain, ambitious, addictive, obsessive, compulsive and above all treacherous parasites should come as no surprise to anyone who s bothered to pick up this book What is surprising is that an operator with all of those traits andcould vomit up a story from it and not pause long enough to find any redemption whatsoever in herself or her surroundings.Perhaps the saddest testament to this tragedy comes in reading it today, 15 years after publication Names that once clattered when she dropped them now ring hollow as even the internet can t dredge up any trace of them And as for those who remain names, take a look at the bonus features disc of The StingDVD Redford, Newman et allooking back on their film in 2005 a film that Phillips spends half the book telling us was her creative genius and the name Phillips does not come up once in hours of recorded material Who she A behind the scenes tell all of my favorite UFO movie, written by a drug addicted movie producer who happens to be the first female movie producer to win an Oscar for best picture Sounded irresistible so I picked up a copy of Julia Phillips best selling Hollywood chronicle OK, there was far less about Close Encounters of The Third Kind than I had hoped for You ll Never East Lunch in This Town Again is really the autobiography of Julia Phillips Truthfully, I had never heard of Julia Phil A behind the scenes tell all of my favorite UFO movie, written by a drug addicted movie producer who happens to be the first female movie producer to win an Oscar for best picture Sounded irresistible so I picked up a copy of Julia Phillips best selling Hollywood chronicle OK, there was far less about Close Encounters of The Third Kind than I had hoped for You ll Never East Lunch in This Town Again is really the autobiography of Julia Phillips Truthfully, I had never heard of Julia Phillips who died in 2002 ten years before I discovered her somehow, via my wayward web surfing.Phillips begins by chronicling her childhood in Brooklyn during the 1940 s From there she makes her way through college, and then onto her marriage to fellow producer Michael Phillips After about a 100 pages, she begins detailing her ascension through the movie industry Strangely, aside from the chapters on Close Encounters, Phillips discusses manypre production situations about money, hiring, etc than she does the actual work on the sets of her films Sometimes, especially during the first half of the book, Phillips phases out of present tense, and holds flashback sessions in which she refers to herself in the third person While reading, this technique seemed a tad confusing and unnecessary Aside from that, Phillips obvious talent as a writer demonstrates why she enjoyed such a successful movie producer for a while, at least.After reading You ll Never Eat here in 2012, I found that it does not live up to advanced billing as a shocking tell all Perhaps I feel this way because I ve become desensitized from two decades of celebrity tell all books published since the initial release of Phillips book in 1991 Still, I should acknowledge that Phillips raised the bar for books of this nature when You ll Never Eat first came out A lot the hubbub surrounding this book must have centered on her the endless derisive comments and personality critiques Phillips makes about influential Hollywood characters of the late 70 s and 1980 s But aside from a couple notorious observations about Goldie Hawn, the dirt is usually limited to character assassinations of her business and movie industry contemporaries And sometimes, she s even a bit evasive about the identity of her targets by skipping the name and merely alluding to whom the person might be This usually happens when she s discusses the drug use of other Hollywood figures Not very over the top And if you re too young like yours truly to be familiar with the movie moguls and big names of the 1970 s you may not have an idea of who she s describing disparaging anyway Toward the very end of the book, Phillips recounts a close encounter pun intended with a fairly modern celebrity Paula Abdul, who has choreographed several of Mary s videos, comes over to say hello, and we invite her to sit down Within a minute, she is pouring her heart out to Mary about the lousy treatment she s received from Janet Jackson, who has not acknowledged Paula s contribution to her videos or her stardom She must have been truly hurt to be so open in front of a complete stranger The old Hollywood boogie A year later Abdul s album would have four hit singles and soar to number one Had she become a star because another star rejected her A case of fuck me no fuck you.No doubt Phillips auto bio is replete with great observations like this one above In a way, Phillips was holding a mirror up to the ugly, selfish and greedy side of the entertainment industry the side that most never see Phillips witty, and often mischievous writing style, combined with her very judgmental and sometimes spitfire attitude carried me though all 615 pages In other words, You ll Never East Lunch in This Town Again remains an engaging read considering that it is a somewhat dated account of the movie industry in the late 70 s and 80 s