Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in an Age of Terror(amazon)
Roger L. Simon (View Bio)
Hardcover: Encounter Books, 2009.
BLACKLISTING MYSELF tells the story of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Roger L. Simon's odyssey from financier of the Black Panther Breakfast Program to darling of the political right. In this tale of Hollywood radical chic run amuck, Simon relates his adventures with Richard Pryor, Warren Beatty, Woody Allen and real-life Hollywood KGB officers. Among the topics covered along the way: the new blacklist for conservatives in Tinseltown and how new media will destroy Hollywood as we know it.
"When I read Roger L. Simon's witty and riveting BLACKLISTING MYSELF, I felt as if I were reading the memoir of my own lost brother. This indispensable and entertaining book is the first to tell the true story of Hollywood and politics from the perspective of someone who actually lived it." — Ron Silver