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Who Is Michael Ovitz?

A Memoir
Narrated by: Dennis Boutsikaris
Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Who Is Michael Ovitz? by Michael Ovits, read by Dennis Boutsikaris.

If you're going to listen to one audiobook about Hollywood, this is the one.

As co-founder of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Michael Ovitz earned a reputation for ruthless negotiation, brilliant strategy and fierce loyalty to his clients. He reinvented the role of the agent and helped shape the careers of hundreds of A-list stars and directors, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep, Sean Connery, Steven Seagal, Bill Murray, Robin Williams and David Letterman. 

But this personal history is much more than celebrity friendships and bare-knuckled deal-making. It's an underdog's story: how did a kid with no connections work his way into the William Morris mailroom, and become the most powerful person in Hollywood? How did a superagent also become a power in producing, advertising, mergers & acquisitions and modern art? And what were the personal consequences of all those deals? 

After decades of near-silence in the face of intense controversy, Michael Ovitz is finally telling his whole story in this blistering, unforgettable memoir. 

©2018 Michael Ovitz (P)2018 Random House Audiobooks

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Fascinating Look at the business of Hollywood

I had never heard of Michael Ovitz before reading a review of this book. The book was a fascinating look into the business side of Hollywood which is a lot more interesting than the glitz and glammed of Hollywood. Even though Michael appears to be a stuff, hard working guy but you can’t help but like the guy. The narrator did a great job but I think I would have preferred Michael to read his own memoir.

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Fascinating Look at the business of Hollywood

I had never heard of Michael Ovitz before reading a review of this book. The book was a fascinating look into the business side of Hollywood which is a lot more interesting than the glitz and glammed of Hollywood. Even though Michael appears to be a stuff, hard working guy but you can’t help but like the guy. The narrator did a great job but I think I would have preferred Michael to read his own memoir.

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  • 27-11-2018

Charming book with masterful voiceover.

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The performance was masterful and the story was informative as it was personal.

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Fascinating Look at the business of Hollywood

I had never heard of Michael Ovitz before reading a review of this book. The book was a fascinating look into the business side of Hollywood which is a lot more interesting than the glitz and glammed of Hollywood. Even though Michael appears to be a stuff, hard working guy but you can’t help but like the guy. The narrator did a great job but I think I would have preferred Michael to read his own memoir.

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Charming book with masterful voiceover.

Loved it.
The performance was masterful and the story was informative as it was personal.