Hot Pants In Hollywood is a showbiz memoir, and much more. It’s a Baby Boomer’s life
on steroids. Susan Silver was one of the first female TV comedy writers, with credits like The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Maude, and Bob Newhart, among others.
As the lyrics from the iconic Mary Tyler Moore Show said, “She made it after all!” From another Midwestern town, Milwaukee, with all its 1960’s values and normalcy, Susan went on to fame and fortune in Hollywood, had a successful career as one of the first women in TV sitcoms, and reinvented herself in different prominent arenas in New York.
Along the way, she “Searched for Mr. Adequate,” her well-received dating column, had many romantic adventures, loves and loss, and she’s ‘still here!’
Though her story is unique due to the career she chose, her life is relatable to all women: Baby Boomers dealing with divorce, dating, aging parents, or young women of today, looking for advice in work or love. If you love showbiz and want to know what it’s like behind the scenes, Hot Pants in Hollywood is very funny…sexy too!
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