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By Paul Cook

"Cooked in L.A." is Paul Cook's tale of having a media occupation going and getting a wedding going, whereas dealing with down the demons of booze and medicine.

While the publication specializes in Paul's battles with addictions, this isn't a downer ebook. It has wonderful tales of Paul's stream to l. a. and his paintings with Fox television community and KIIS-FM radio. He rubs shoulders with a few famous members together with motion picture manufacturer Jerry Bruckheimer.

Later, after relocating again to St. Louis, Paul returns to L.A. for Grammy Awards distant declares and has memorable encounters with Sean Penn and Hunter S. Thompson, between others.

Throughout the ebook, Paul stocks information of his wish to hand over booze and drugs---all the whereas utilizing and abusing components at an awesome velocity. it is a tricky street that reaches a contented destination.

I suggest this booklet to someone with habit difficulties (or a loved one of somebody with an addiction). I additionally suggest "Cooked in L.A." to anyone who enjoys media tales and behind-the-scenes star tales.

This is a publication to learn and then---instead of storing on a shelf---to move alongside to somebody who may benefit from analyzing it.

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The silence doesn’t tell me they disapprove; more it says they don’t believe a guy in St. Louis with no writing experience could actually sell a script and make it in Hollywood. And I’m not totally sure I disagree. But I certainly disagree with the tension I now feel in the room. After a few moments the silence gives way to distraction from our meal, grading papers, dishes and TV. “Hey Ter, looks like the Billikens are gonna make the NCAA tournament this year,” claims my brother-in-law. “Eh, ya think?

It is my duty to daydream about the cool buzz they might create if I take them myself. The day before we leave, there is time for reflection and to offer our families heartfelt assurances that nothing is permanent. I also get in one last wrestling session with my brilliant five-year-old nephew, Jessie. Right there in the grass in front of the loaded-up U-Haul on this beautiful sunny July morning, I let him pin me. We all wear heavy hearts, but to Jen and me, the hard part is over and we need to see it through.

Let’s do LA. Both my wife and I quit our jobs before securing any confirmation of future employment. It’s liberating. We feel nervous and proud. ” Now all that’s left is to get some travelers’ checks and pack up the U-Haul. 42 n P A U L C O O K CHAPTER 5 The Edge Of Adventure The one-way drive to Los Angeles is 1,875 miles. We’ll load up everything we own in the U-Haul and make the trip with Ted, our autistic cat. Ted doesn’t handle people very well and is very skittish. If Ted is on your lap when the phone rings, you could be scratched to the point of a ruptured spleen.

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