Nell Scovell - Just the Funny Parts...and a Few Hard Truths about Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys' Club — in conversation with Alexandra Petri

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Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

With more than thirty years of experience as a writer, producer, and director, Scovell knows how the entertainment industry works.  She came to Hollywood as a bookish New Englander and worked her way up from a low-level writer for Newhart to a major contributor to shows including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, Murphy Brown, and NCIS and on to creator of the series Sabrina the Teenage Witch. While her roles have mainly been behind the scenes, Scovell has had several moments in the limelight. In 2009 she spoke out about gender bias on late-night TV writing staffs, and later she collaborated with Sheryl Sandberg on Lean In. In both cases Scovell helped spark a debate about diversity in a male-dominated work environment that her candid, wise, and very funny memoir continues. Scovell will be in conversation with Alexandra Petri, Washington Post columnist.

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Non Fiction
Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking into the Hollywood Boys’ Club Cover Image
By Nell Scovell, Sheryl Sandberg (Foreword by)
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062473486
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 20th, 2018

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