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Any Way I Can: Fifty Years in Show Business

Any Way I Can; 50 Years in Show Business presents the legendary life of veteran screenwriter John Gay, one of Hollywood's most prolific treasures.

From an original comedy sketch that launched the broke, fledging actor and his new bride onto WOR-TV's first day on the air in 1949, to the glory of writing for the Golden Age of Television, John Gay's memoir details his breathtaking trajectory into Oscar-nominated feature films, award-winning Emmy television shows, and the ultimate triumph for lifetime achievement.   

Whether he was adapting Charles Dickens for the small screen, writing a docudrama without landing in jail, or sitting alongside Prince Rainier in Monaco at a performance of his one-man play, John lived show business any way he could and had an exciting run for fifty remarkable years.

Interview with the authors

The Palisades Post recently interviewed John and Jennifer about their writing process. Read

Praise for Any Way I Can

“This is a fun book. Growing up in the 60's and 70's, I was mesmerized by nostalgic movies as I idolized Hollywood's legends. Not until I read, "Any Way I Can" did I ever think about the person who creates the dialogue for a movie or theater production. It's fascinating to read about John Gay's experiences in becoming a screenwriter and how he evolved through the decades. The world of entertainment is an interesting business filled with politics, egos and pressures. John Gay handles it with style.” review by Renee

"Any Way I Can" takes an honest, often humorous look at 50 years in showbiz. The book based on Mr. Gay's personal journals is especially insightful for anyone considering the biz."

Barnes and Noble review

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