Just the Funny Parts: … And a Few Hard Truths About Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys’ Club

By Nell Scovell
Foreword by Sheryl Sandberg
Read by Amy Hohn

8.61 Hours 03/20/2018 unabridged
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If Bossypants and Lean In got drunk and hooked up, their sloppy-sex love-child would be this juicy and insightful memoir which blows the the doors off the male dominated writers’ room and offers a scathingly funny account of Hollywood’s sexual politics over the last thirty years. After David Letterman publicly confessed that he had had “sex with staffers,” former Late Night writer Nell Scovell felt compelled to speak out. Her revelations about gender discrimination in late night TV ignited a serious, sometimes contentious cultural debate about diversity in the workplace. Two years later, Scovell was collaborating with Sheryl Sandberg on speeches and Lean In. In Just the Funny Parts, Scovell shares revealing stories about some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Mark Harmon, Bette Midler, Andy Samberg, Candice Bergen, and Bart Simpson. She’ll take you inside the writers’ room where she worked side-by-side with David Letterman, Larry David, Garry Shandling, and Conan O’Brien, to name a few. As Julia Phillips did in You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again and Robert Evans in The Kid Stays in the Picture, Scovell offers a candid insider look at Hollywood. Just the Funny Parts chronicles how Scovell survived in a highly-competitive, often hostile environment. As she puts it, “It’s like Unbroken…but funnier and with slightly less torture.” Timely and humorous, this book offers invaluable workplace advice for men and women and provides new insights into creating a more equal future.

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A Bitch magazine pick of 15 Books Feminists Should Read This Month

If Bossypants and Lean In got drunk and hooked up, their sloppy-sex love-child would be this juicy and insightful memoir which blows the the doors off the male dominated writers’ room and offers a scathingly funny account of Hollywood’s sexual politics over the last thirty years.

After David Letterman publicly confessed that he had had “sex with staffers,” former Late Night writer Nell Scovell felt compelled to speak out. Her revelations about gender discrimination in late night TV ignited a serious, sometimes contentious cultural debate about diversity in the workplace. Two years later, Scovell was collaborating with Sheryl Sandberg on speeches and Lean In.

In Just the Funny Parts, Scovell shares revealing stories about some of the biggest names in entertainment, including Mark Harmon, Bette Midler, Andy Samberg, Candice Bergen, and Bart Simpson. She’ll take you inside the writers’ room where she worked side-by-side with David Letterman, Larry David, Garry Shandling, and Conan O’Brien, to name a few. As Julia Phillips did in You’ll Never Eat Lunch in This Town Again and Robert Evans in The Kid Stays in the Picture, Scovell offers a candid insider look at Hollywood.

Just the Funny Parts chronicles how Scovell survived in a highly-competitive, often hostile environment. As she puts it, “It’s like Unbroken…but funnier and with slightly less torture.” Timely and humorous, this book offers invaluable workplace advice for men and women and provides new insights into creating a more equal future.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I had no idea just how much [Nell] shaped the TV that I’ve watched for decades—or how much bias she faced along the way…A delight to read.” Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author
“Illuminating…Scovell’s memoir is wonderfully entertaining and ultimately uplifting.” Publishers Weekly
“A breezy, affably written amalgam of memoir, advice, and workplace survival guide from the front lines of the entertainment industry.” Kirkus Reviews
“Nell Scovell has finally written the book that everyone in the comedy world has been waiting for!…One of the funniest people I know.” Bette Midler
“This book is soooo good! Nell not only recalls her comedy writing career with wit but also transports us there to sit alongside her as witness. Just the Funny Parts could easily be called Just the Brave Parts.” Larry Wilmore
“In Just the Funny Parts, Nell Scovell offers an unvarnished look into a writer’s life. Through her unique lens, she bravely confronts some uncomfortable truths, and somehow keeps you laughing the whole way through.” George Lucas

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English