Hello, He Lied: and Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches
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Hello, He Lied: and Other Truths from the Hollywood Trenches

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"Never go to a meeting without a strategy." "Ride the horse in the direction it's going." These are just two of the gems unearthed from the trenches of Hollywood by Lynda Obst, one of the most successful producers in the movie business today. In "Hello, He Lied, " Obst offers real, practical advice to would-be professionals in any field: "Thou shalt not cry at work, " "thou shalt not appear tough, " "thou shalt return all thy phone calls, " and more. She takes us inside high-pressure meetings with David Geffen, onto the set of "Sleepless in Seattle, " and into the heated negotiations for "The Hot Zone" and reveals what she's learned in more than twenty years in the business: how to swim with the sharks--and not get eaten.
Lynda Obst is the head of Lynda Obst Productions. She has produced some of today's biggest movies, including "The Fisher King, Sleepless in Seattle, One Fine Day, " and "Contact." She lives in Los Angeles and Texas.

"Smart, amusing...knowing report on how real people work together in the hurly-burly world of movie making."
--David McClintick, author of Indecent Exposure, in the "New York Times Book Review"
"Engaging, ironic, clever, and insightful...the most useful insider's how-to to the movie business since "Adventures in the Screen Trade." "
"--Los Angeles Times"
"Lynda's business dicta can apply to almost any career....One of the most intelligent and thoughtful works I have ever read about making movies and living to tell the tale. A truly brilliant, inspiring effort."
--Liz Smith, "New York Post"
"A must-read for any working woman looking to get ahead....An entertaining, extremely pragmatic book on how to succeed in anycompetitive field."
"--Glamour"
"The brainiest insider's view of movie making in recent memory....A
Zen-centered bull's-eye."
"--Hollywood Reporter"
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"Never go to a meeting without a strategy." "Ride the horse in the direction it's going." These are just two of the gems unearthed from the trenches of Hollywood by Lynda Obst, one of the most successful producers in the movie business today. In "Hello, He Lied, Obst offers real, practical advice to would-be professionals in any field: "Thou shalt not cry at work," "thou shalt not appear tough," "thou shalt return all thy phone calls," and more. She takes us inside high-pressure meetings with David Geffen, onto the set of "Sleepless in Seattle, and into the heated negotiations for "The Hot Zone and reveals what she's learned in more than twenty years in the business: how to swim with the sharks--and not get eaten.
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About Lynda Obst

Lynda Obst is the head of Lynda Obst Productions. She has produced some of today's biggest movies, including The Fisher King, Sleepless in Seattle, One Fine Day, and Contact. She lives in Los Angeles and Texas.
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