How to Write a Dirty Book and Other Stories

by Bruce Kimmel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/22/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781425961329
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781425961336
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 180
ISBN : 9781468563856

About the Book

How To Write A Dirty Book and Other Stories is Bruce Kimmel’s first collection of short fiction.  In these wonderful and evocative tales you’ll find the warmth, humor, and emotion of his acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer Time), the biting, acerbic wit of his two mysteries (Writer’s Block and Rewind), and a new element—the world of fantasy.  All but one of the stories takes place in Mr. Kimmel’s favorite world—Los Angeles, both then and now.


In I’ll See You In My Dreams, a depressed, miserable man longs to escape to the world of a recurring dream, where the perfect woman is waiting for him.  In How To Write A Dirty Book, a down-on-his-luck screenwriter in 1959 Hollywood takes on the challenge of writing a naughty novel as a way to supplement his meager income—with surprising results!  In Opening Out of Town, a bickering vacationing couple lose their way and stumble onto an all-singing, all-dancing small town.  In Your Worst Nightmare, a seventy-two-year-old man seeks revenge against an Internet tormentor. 


With these and other stories, Mr. Kimmel takes you on a wild ride, a ride filled with nostalgia, longing, laugh-out-loud humor, fear, retribution, and love.   


About the Author

Bruce Kimmel has written five novels – his acclaimed Benjamin Kritzer trilogy (Benjamin Kritzer, Kritzerland, and Kritzer Time), and his two mysteries, Writer’s Block and Rewind. 


Mr. Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit, The First Nudie Musical (available on a Special Edition DVD).  He also co-created (with David Wechter) the story for the hit film, The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez.  As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the 1970s.


Since 1993, Mr. Kimmel has been one of the leading producers of theatre music on CD, having produced over 140 albums.  He was nominated for a Grammy for producing the revival cast album of Hello, Dolly! and his album with jazz pianist Fred Hersch, I Never Told You, was also nominated for a Grammy.


Most recently, Mr. Kimmel has written and directed a new thriller, Deceit (available on DVD), and directed one-person shows for soap star Kevin Spirtas (available on DVD), and actress/singer Linda Purl.


Mr. Kimmel lives in Studio City, California, with no dogs, cats, or humans.