Following her Oscar nomination, tabloid cover girl Jackie Gold has been offered the role of a lifetime. At the height of her career, her equally famous boyfriend and current People’s “Sexiest Man of the Year” has a proposal of his own. It’s enough to make a pack of bloodthirsty paparazzi push her over the edge.
The year is 1999 and Jackie fights for her life while the press and public speculate on everything from whether “JACKIE’S JUMP!” was a suicide attempt to whether or not her breasts are real. Visitors circle her hospital bed, sharing regrets and spilling secrets when they think she can’t hear from her comatose state.
While drama unfolds at her bedside confessional, Jackie’s life replays like a movie in her mind. In a narrative both hilarious and heartbreaking, she recounts her improbable Malibu upbringing, her California coming-of-age, and the fat-free, drug-fueled, “glamourous” Hollywood career that led to her notorious jump.
Award-winning actor and director Dinah Manoff offers an honest, fictional glimpse behind the red carpet in her new novel about a Hollywood star, the remarkable journey that got her there, and her walk-in closet full of tabloid-worthy secrets. Best known for her roles in Grease and Empty Nest, Dinah Manoff has used her own experiences to craft an engrossing page-turner both exciting and wise, posing the ultimate starry-eyed question:
BIOGRAPHY Dinah Manoff is an award-winning actor and director. She has written for both stage and television and had several short stories presented at the prestigious writer’s forum Spoken Interludes and recorded for KCRW.
She has had numerous roles on stage and in film, among them, Grease, Ordinary People, and Child’s Play. Dinah has starred in the television series, Soap, Empty Nest, and State of Grace.
She received a Tony award for her role in Neil Simon’s play, I Ought to Be in Pictures, and won the prestigious L.A. Theater award for her stage adaptation and direction of her father’s novel, A Telegram for Heaven.
Dinah is the daughter of actress/director Lee Grant and the late writer Arnold Manoff; she resides with her husband and sons in the Seattle area.
The Real True Hollywood Story of Jackie Gold is her first novel.
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