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    The Other Side of Me (Paperback) By (author) Sidney Sheldon

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    DescriptionA brilliant, highly spirited memoir of Sidney Sheldon's early life that provides as compulsively readable and racy a narrative as any of his bestselling novels. Growing up in 1930s America, the young Sidney knew what it was to struggle to get by. Millions were out of work and the Sheldon family was forced to journey around America in search of employment. Grabbing every chance he could, Sidney worked nights as a busboy, a clerk, an usher - anything - but he dreamt of becoming something more. His dream was to become a writer and to break Hollywood. By a stroke of luck, he found work as a reader for David Selznick, a top Hollywood producer, and the dream began to materialise. Sheldon worked through the night writing stories for the movies, and librettos for the musical theatre. Little by little he gained a reputation and soon found himself in demand by the hottest producers and stars in Hollywood. But, this was wartime Hollywood and Sidney had to play his part. He trained as a pilot in the US Army Air Corps and waited for the call to arms which could put a stop to his dreams of stardom. Returning to Hollywood and working with actors like Cary Grant and Shirley Temple; with legendary producers like David Selznick and Dore Schary; and musical stars like Irving Berlin, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, memories of poverty were finally behind Sheldon. This is his story: the story of a life on both sides of the tracks, of struggles and of success, and of how one man rose against the odds to become the master of his game.


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    Title
    The Other Side of Me
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sidney Sheldon
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 111 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 242 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007165186
    ISBN 10: 0007165188
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DSBH, BGLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5A
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    DC22: 813.52
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    03 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    A master storyteller, Sidney Sheldon is the author of seventeen novels (which have sold over 300 million copies), over 200 television scripts, twenty-five major motion pictures and six Broadway plays, ranking him as one of the world's most prolific writers.
    Review quote
    'Sheldon is an author working at the height of his power.' New York Times 'Fast-moving ... engrossing ... Sidney Sheldon is a master at giving the public what it wants.' Los Angeles Times