Alphabet City: My So-Called Sitcom Life

eBook (PDF), 162 Pages
(2 Ratings)
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Moving from Dallas to Manhattan in his late 20s, Jon Paul fancied himself a gay Mary Tyler Moore starring in a sitcom of his life called Alphabet City. A series of publicity jobs created madcap storylines, including a mishap with Whoopi Goldberg’s Oscar, a mistaken identity as Tyra Banks’ Turkish boy-toy, and finishing school lessons in the gossipy halls of Condé Nast. Unlike snarky tell-alls, Alphabet City maintains a Texas-sized optimistic spirit about life in the Big Apple, with guest appearances from Cameron Diaz, Gloria Estefan, Teri Hatcher, Derek Jeter, Ashley Judd, Rosie O’Donnell, Graham Norton, and Vanessa Williams. Following Jon Paul’s journey from naive Southerner to wizened New Yorker, Alphabet City combines the glamour of Sex and the City with the warmth of Tales of the City, and taps into America’s fascination with the world of celebrities. In the end, just like Mary, Jon Paul discovers he’s going to make it after all.
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  • By stewart
    Mar 5, 2010
    I just finished "Alphabet City: My So-Called Sitcom Life". I thought the "sitcom" framing device was a very fun way to structure book and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I must say that being the gay one-time owner of a Bichon Frise, from Dallas and Austin who moved to New York, I found more than a few things to identify with in Jon Paul's book. And I must admit that I wiped away a small tear while reading the last page. So----now I'm anxious to read the further adventures of Jon Paul, Juan Pablo and Frida. When's the movie coming out?
  • By lozanopruneda
    Mar 3, 2010
    Love the book! You will find yourself reading the juicy/funny/caring celebrity details while getting to know the main character (Jon Paul)who shares his not-so-ordinary work and life experiences with the rich and famous. A postively entertaining story with a sitcom-like format that makes you want a Season 2!!!
  • By Angela Landon
    Mar 3, 2010
    Jon Paul cleverly packages his memoir into TV episodes and this makes for a quick and delightful read. This is not a snarky tell-all -- it is a sweetly and at times sharply told story about kid from Texas who moved to the big apple to follow a dream and make a better life. And yes, there are celebrity appearances in several episodes for those of you who like a little gossip -- you will learn that celebrities are real people too!
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Buchmeyer Communications, Inc.
September 28, 2011
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