It’s fifty years since May ’68! What better way to celebrate than with a new, improved (i.e. shorter) version of my first book, 68½ – MOVIES, MANSON & ME? First published in 2016, the feedback I subsequently received, from both readers, was that, while they loved the sex, the drugs, the rock & roll, and even the movie trivia, they could have happily done without the “treatments” i.e.  the summaries of every script I had ever written. In so doing, or saying, they join a long and honourable list of film producers who never bothered to read my scripts either. Anyway, this being the fiftieth anniversary of May 68 – not to mention the many other important events which took place around the world that year – I have whipped out my metaphorical scissors and cut the treatments. So now it’s much shorter, much tighter and all round much more like the studio cut of Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (which is to say confusing, fragmented and entertaining) and less like the flatulent, bloated Director’s Cut it used to resemble. Available as a FREE download only from Smashwords (link in the sidebar on the right). Of course, completists can still download (or even BUY hard copies of) the original, but I wouldn’t bother if I were you. My shelves are positively groaning with the pleasure of supporting countless unsold copies.

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