He 'waited,' but stardom didn't come
One reviewer called "As the Matzo Ball Turns," by Jozef Rothstein, " 'Day of the Locust' with a side order of noodle kugel."
The book is billed as the funny (and mostly true) story of an aspiring actor who heads to Hollywood and ends up having to "act" as a waiter in a Jewish deli frequented by celebrities.
"It's not that I moved to Tinseltown with the expectation of bringing Alice Cooper his morning Joe; it's just what I did for ten years while trying to become the next big thing in celluloid," the author writes. He reveals the book may be his last shot at reaping a return from the time and money invested in his unrealized dream of stardom.
The author will sign the 238-page paperback noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1700-H Fruitville Pike. It is priced at $18.95.n