The Other Side of Me

By Sidney Sheldon

In his eagerly-anticipated memoir, America+s foremost storyteller stocks the tale of his personal lifestyles in a frank and revealing e-book that opponents any of his fictional tales.Sidney Sheldon is really an leisure legend: writer of over a dozen bestsellers, Academy Award¨-winning screenwriter, and author of a few of television+s maximum hits, he has lived a singularly interesting lifestyles. Sheldon has obvious and performed all of it, and now during this candid memoir, he stocks his tale for the 1st time-talking concerning the personalities, highs, and lows that experience made his occupation and lifestyles so appealing. From a depression-era adolescence in Chicago to an Air Corps stint in WW II to the brilliant lighting fixtures and scorching events of latest York and la, Sidney Sheldon has lived the type of lifestyles most folk may by no means imagine...until now.

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Who're you going to take it to? ” I had already made up our minds that. “Gower Champion. ” He had simply directed a Broadway hit known as Bye Bye Birdie. I went to work out Gower. He were a musical celebrity at MGM, had long gone directly to Broadway as a director, and had turn into an enormous luck. “I have a play I’d such as you to read,” I instructed him. “Fine. I’m leaving for brand spanking new York this night. I’ll take it with me, and browse it at the aircraft. ” I had foolishly was hoping that he could do what Desi Arnaz did and browse it instantly. “Thank you. ” whilst I bought domestic, Jorja stated, “What did he say? ” “He’s going to learn it. the matter is that I heard he has loads of different initiatives within the works. no matter if he’s , it can be many years earlier than he does this. ” Gower Champion referred to as the following morning. “Sidney, i feel it’s great,” he stated. “It’s going to make a superb musical. There’s been not anything love it on Broadway. I’m going to name Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, who wrote the rating for Bye Bye Birdie, and convey them on board. ” For a few cause, I felt no pleasure. I had had too many disappointments. I controlled to sound enthusiastic. “That’s nice, Gower. ” I hung up the telephone and regarded the entire desires that had by no means come real. I waited to listen to from Gower, and 5 days later he known as. He sounded indignant. “Is every thing okay? ” I requested. “No. I advised Strouse and Adams that i needed them to do the tune for this exhibit and they’re inquiring for an even bigger percent. They’re ungrateful bastards. I informed them I wouldn’t supply it to them. ” “So who do we—? ” “I’m unlikely to do the convey. ” A yr later, another person opened a express on Broadway known as Bajour. It was once approximately Gypsies residing in big apple. At a time whilst I must have been depressed, I felt elated. I remembered what Dr. Marmer had stated approximately manic melancholy. It’s a mind deviation that consists of episodes of significant mania and melancholy, the place moods swing from euphoria to depression . . . a big contributing consider thirty thousand suicides a yr. i used to be euphoric. I felt that anything incredible was once going to occur. It got here within the kind of a mobile name. “Sidney Sheldon, please. ” “Speaking. ” “This is Robert Fryer. ” a truly profitable Broadway manufacturer. “Yes, Mr. Fryer? ” “Dorothy and Herbert Fields requested me to cell you. They’re writing a musical for me referred to as Redhead, and they might wish to understand even if you'd be drawn to engaged on it with them. Are you ? ” was once I attracted to operating with Dorothy and Herbert Fields back? was once I! i attempted to sound cool. “Yes, i might be very . ” “That’s extraordinary. How quickly are you able to come to ny? we wish to start as fast as attainable. ” weeks later, Jorja, Mary, and that i have been getting into a apartment condo in ny. Our one unhappiness was once that Laura used to be not able to go back and forth with us. I had paid her all of the wage I owed her, plus a wide bonus. It used to be an emotional farewell. “I can’t depart my relatives, Mr. Sheldon. I’ll pass over you and pray for you. ” That used to be Laura. Robert Fryer used to be in his heart forties, a good-looking, elegantly dressed guy with a keenness for the theater.

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