O's Top 20 Books to Read This Summer
The must-reads that'll take you straight through to Labor Day.
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Off the Cliff
"If this script ever makes it to the big screen, it would be a miracle if they haven't changed the title to Tits and Bullets," thought screenwriter Callie Khouri during the months her first script languished in movie studio limbo. Of course, Khouri's film did, in fact, hit theaters—and kept its original name: Thelma and Louise. That's but one of the juicy nuggets that abound in this dishy reportage. If the book had an elevator pitch, it would be: An overlooked assistant gets so fed up with Hollywood sexism, she decides to write the movie she always wanted to see and, through grit, nerve and female camaraderie befitting her heroines, manages to muscle a masterpiece into existence.