The book “What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood ” by T. R. Locke is written about one person’s experience within the entertainment industry. If you check out the reviews you will discover those who are pursuing an acting career recommend this book. Though a writer I have no desire to go to Hollywood.
The bulk of my income comes from my work in the financial industry; however, I have had my share of business ventures gone badly. The reason for my failure I did not look at “The Backside of Mount Hollywood” (this is the title of the introduction). “What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood ” is a lesson to us all. Isn’t it ironic that most of us have heard the saying “all that glitters ain’t gold” yet we are quick to go all in for the chance at fast money.
“What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood ” is a warning to everyone to understand the risk involved in pursing your dreams. If you want to be a doctor go for it but know there will be days in which you don’t sleep and personalities you will encounter that you do not like. As a writer I quickly learned that I had to keep my day job if I wanted to eat.
How can I not like a book that quotes one of my favorite motivational speakers (Les Brown). “What I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Hollywood ” is a book well worth the reading and I recommend you buy one. It would make a great graduation gift. Marsha L. Randolph
I receive a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a review.