Parting shots: Stories About Hollywood"Parting Shots" is a fast romp through the hidden aspects of Tinsel Town with a famous gossip colunist as your tour guide. Alternately dark and hilarious, this collection of eight short stories is set in the 1970's TV industry in Hollywood. The stories star fictional counterparts of the most powerful and famous actors, directors and producers of that time. Network television enjoyed a lucrative ride that decade; cable had not really taken hold yet. But below the surface of phony smiles and fame lay heartache, greed, mental illness, public humiliations and on-camera disasters. From boardrooms to bedrooms, from sound stages to shabby detoxes, "Parting Shots" moves with lightning speed transitions through this darker side of Hollywood that never made the newspapsers. What drives the well paced plots in "Parting Shots" is the author's uncanny genius for drama and the calculated balance of good and evil.