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A lively and colorful biography of Hollywood's first superagent - one of the most outrageous showbiz characters of the 1960s and 1970s, whose clients included Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Faye Dunaway, Michael Caine, and Candice Bergen.
Before Sue Mengers hit the scene in the mid-1960s, talent agents remained quietly in the background. But staying in the background was not possible for Mengers. Irrepressible and loaded with chutzpah, she became a driving force of Creative Management Associates (which later became ICM), handling the era's preeminent stars. A true original with a gift for making the biggest stars in Hollywood listen to hard truths about their careers and personal lives, Mengers became a force to be reckoned with. Her salesmanship never stopped. In 1979 she was on a plane that was commandeered by a hijacker who wanted Charlton Heston to deliver a message on television. Mengers was incensed, wondering why the hijacker wanted Heston when she could get him Barbra Streisand. Acclaimed biographer Brian Kellow spins an irresistible tale, exhaustively researched and filled with anecdotes about and interviews more than 200 show-business luminaries. A riveting biography of a powerful woman that charts show business as it evolved from New York City in the 1950s through Hollywood in the early 1980s, Can I Go Now? will mesmerize anyone who loves cinema's most fruitful period.
©2015 Brian Kellow (P)2015 Recorded Books
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4 out of 5 stars
By Doris on 11-29-15

A little long.

Her life was amazing. She was part of a "heady" time in Hollywood. I started to get a little worn out and wonder when it would end. I think it would have been far better if it had been an hour or two shorter.

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5 out of 5 stars
By CheshireCat55 on 03-03-16

Inspiration-wise, it doesn't get any better

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Definitely. A true rags to riches story. This woman made her way to the top by making her wonderfully big mouth back up her equally wonderfully big brain.

What did you like best about this story?

It shows what can happen when you believe in yourself, and take huge risks. A woman who didn't let any doubts or fears stand in the way of her ambitions.

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