Thursday, July 11, 2013

Press release for HOLLYWOOD POETRY: 2001-2013

New Memoir Reveals Hollywood’s Lights and Shadows Through Poems
Author-poet Terry McCarty shares his experiences in “Hollywood Poetry 2001-2013”
CANOGA PARK, Calif. – (Release Date TBD) – “Hollywood is a door leading to a thousand doors,” author
Kensington Roth once said. Not many people have had the privilege of having such many opportunities. Up and
coming author and poet Terry McCarty has had that privilege when he worked in Hollywood for several years. Now,
he publishes his stirring memoir titled Hollywood Poetry 2001-2013.
Hollywood has always been a hot subject of news, gossips, controversies and the like. It has a kind of lure and
charm that many could not resist. McCarty has always wanted to share his first-hand observations and experiences
at the heart of America’s motion picture industry. He could not pass up the singular opportunity he possesses, so he
publishes a new book impelled by his own desire to write his memoir through poetic verse.
Each poem in the book gives readers a unique worm’s eye view of late 20th-century Hollywood and some of its
inhabitants. Some poems are based on McCarty’s personal experiences, others on the experiences of other people
he encountered in the industry. Collectively, their underlying theme is man’s insatiable desire for fame and fortune,
or if not for stardom, at least for a stable career in show business.
Filled with wry humor, 20/20 hindsight and vivid details, Hollywood Poetry 2001-2013 is a book that will surely pique
the interest of many people. Its unique offering of a low-level perspective, which may appeal to the average
American reader, will surely have people enjoy satire, curious insights, and privileged peeks behind the curtain of
the world’s most dominant film industry.
For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to
About the Author
Terry McCarty was born in Electra, Texas. He moved to Southern California in 1988. From 1988 to 1997, he worked
as a background actor (extra) and occasional stand-in for actors including Joe Pesci (The Public Eye, Lethal
Weapon 3, and Jimmy Hollywood) and Wallace Shawn (House Arrest). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and
three cats. He has written other poetry books including “Imperfectionist”, “I Saw it on TV” and “20 Greatest Hits:
Hollywood Poetry 2001-2013 * by Terry McCarty
Publication Date: April 24, 2013
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 57 pages; 978-1-4797-9382-2
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-9383-9
To request a complimentary paperback review copy, contact the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase
copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.
For more information, contact Xlibris at (888) 795-4274 or on the web at

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