on June 5, 2008
Happy is the child that knows what he wants to be when he grows up. Happier is the young man who does something about it. Seff is happy. It's a good read about the secondary people in the performance industry. There is a very large contingent of very good actors & other theater types, who will never hit the big time & who put their lives on the line for unpredictable income. Seff was an agent & the book reflects that. Sometimes it reads like a telephone directory - name after name with previous roles rather than addresses. Only natural for an agent I guess & it does draw you into the hard grit of actually getting a show to completion. In fact, after reading the book, you wonder how any show reaches the stage. It badly needs another proof read. Nevertheless, read it.