|Subject||Entertainment, Hollywood, interviews, tell-all|
|Publisher||Ballantine Books (U.S.)|
|4 February 2003 (U.S.)|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback) also AudioBook|
|Pages||464 pp (US hardback edition)|
|ISBN||0-345-44234-2 (US hardback edition)|
|LC Class||PN1993.5.U65 R45 2003|
|Preceded by||Where Did I Go Right?: You're No One in Hollywood Unless Someone Wants You Dead|
The Mailroom: Hollywood History from the Bottom Up is a book by David Rensin that accounts what it is like to work in the mailroom in Hollywood’s most prestigious talent agencies. Rensin interviews over 200 graduates of mailrooms such as William Morris Agency and Creative Artists Agency in a never before told story of struggle, surprise, tears, glamour, and most importantly the real life behind the glitz.
From delivering food to catching leading actresses of the day in their negligee, this book gives an account of the unbelievable tasks that mailroom employees must go through in order to become part of the small percentages to make it to agent status. The Mailroom is full of advice from Hollywood's leaders about how to fight your way through the masses and make it to the top of the most glamorous industry: Hollywood.
The book was reviewed in many newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times by David Freeman, in USA Today, UPI, the Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly