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The Only Woman in the Room Is Out Now


Rita Lakin was a pioneer, a female scriptwriter in the early 1960s when Hollywood Television was exclusively male. In this breezy but heartfelt remembrance, Lakin exposes us to a long-forgotten time when women were not considered worthy or welcome at the creative table. With guts, skill and humor she rose from secretary to freelancer, to staff writer, to producer, to executive producer and showrunner, meeting hundreds of famous and infamous show biz legends along the way during her long and unexpected career.

The relevance of her personal journey will be an eye-opener to today’s readers who take for granted the abundance of female creative talent in today’s Hollywood.

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