PAPER AIRPLANES

by Christina McDowell

FOUNDRY LITERARY + MEDIA

 
PAPER AIRPLANES
PAPER AIRPLANES

PAPER AIRPLANES is Christina McDowell’s Kafkaesque before-and-after memoir. Innocently living a life of privilege in her childhood and teens, it all came crashing down when her dad, a Belfort associate practicing a similar form of criminal investing, is sent to prison. But this is only the beginning. Once behind bars, Tom Prousalis continued to lie, cheat and steal while his family fell to pieces. PAPER AIRPLANES is not Christina’s story alone. It is just one of many that has resulted from recent Wall Street rapaciousness. It is a classic father/daughter story, a cautionary tale of starting over, and a younger, more innocent Blue Jasmine.

It wasn’t until The Wolf of Wall Street was released that Christina McDowell made the connection between her father and Jordan Belfort. She sat down and wrote an opinion piece for LA Weekly titled “An Open Letter to the Makers of The Wolf of Wall Street, and the Wolf Himself,” in which she urged people not to support the film, reminding citizens that crimes such as Belfort’s and her father’s have victims. And those victims deserve a voice. Within hours, her piece went viral, stirring an international debate and becoming one of the most controversial opinion pieces ever written about a Hollywood film. She received thousands of emails from strangers around the world who told her their personal stories about being defrauded and lied to, and how they agreed that the American value system of glorifying criminals had become unbearable. And, for the first time in five years, Christina heard from her estranged father, not in a personal note but in an open letter on an obscure blog. His message? “You need to apologize to Marty and Leo.”

 

SEASON'S GREETINGS WITH ALL GOOD WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR

by ANAI-BP office

ANDREW NURNBERG ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL LTD.

 
SEASON'S GREETINGS WITH ALL  GOOD WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR
SEASON'S GREETINGS WITH ALL  GOOD WISHES FOR THE NEW YEAR

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped us shape our business. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come.

We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace and Prosperity,

The ANAI-BP team

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ONE MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST

by Seth MacFarlane

WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR ENTERTAINMENT LLC

 
ONE MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST
ONE MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST

A marriage of the classic western comedy BLAZING SADDLES and MacFarlane’s own signature FAMILY GUY humor, this is an utterly hilarious (sometimes gratifyingly disgusting and vulgar) Western that keeps you laughing at every turn of the page. 

For fans of other comedic and satirical writers such as David Sedaris, Gary Shteyngart, Christopher Moore, David Rakoff, and Chuck Palahniuk.

A MILLION WAYS TO DIE will also be a movie of the same name (which Seth directed and co-wrote). It will star Charlize Theron, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried, Sarah Silverman, Giovanni Ribisi and Neil Patrick Harris. Universal Pictures, who were responsible for the blockbuster TED – the world’s highest grossing R-rated movie of all time – will be releasing A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST in May 2014. You can read more about this movie here.

Albert Stark is a coward of the West. A man who hates the dangers of the Frontier. But, of course, that doesn’t mean he can avoid them. He lives in the little, dusty desert town of Old Stump and works as a lowly sheep farmer – and not a particularly good one at that. But there are some positives in his life that make his existence a little more bearable. His beautiful girlfriend, Louise, has all her teeth, and his best friend, Edward, is loyal - if a little stupid. Life could be worse. But when he refuses to fight local brute, Charlie Blanche, in a typical Western showdown (instead offering to sell his sheep and pay him off), and Louise unceremoniously dumps him for his cowardice, his life begins to change. When a beautiful and mysterious woman rides into town, quickly followed by the most notorious gunslinger in the West, Albert is forced to find courage and take action.

 

THE HANGING JUDGE

by Michael Ponsor

ROBIN STRAUS AGENCY INC.

 
THE HANGING JUDGE
THE HANGING JUDGE

The novel is the first fictional portrayal of a contemporary death penalty trial seen from the viewpoint of the judge, and indeed is written by a U.S. Federal Judge. Michael Ponsor presided over the first capital trial in Massachusetts in over fifty years (not the fictional case here), and this and his other judicial experiences give him a unique ability to tell this story with authenticity.

Michael A. Ponsor takes readers into the courtroom and beyond, presenting with great sensitivity the points of view of the defendant and his wife; the victims’ families; law enforcement officers; witnesses; and the judge who, while still coming to terms with the death of his wife, begins a relationship with a woman he is not sure he can trust.

“Novels have shown us what it’s like to be a juror, an attorney, even the defendant, but this is the first I’ve read that puts us upon the bench – a knowing, nuanced portrait of a judge and the often imperfect system he watches over.”  Joseph Kanon

“Michael Ponsor has written that rare gem: a crackling court procedural with authentic characters and beautiful prose. I adored this book.” Anita Shreve

If you would like more information, please take a look at this excellent book trailer from Open Road.