Book Trailer Thursday: God, the Universe, and Where I Fit In
Posted by: Daniel Kraus
From the book’s description:
In this no-holds-barred memoir, Levin shows how her tumultuous, inspiring, and passionate life led her on a quest for spiritual truth and authentic living. . . . Laurie relates ways to look into the reality of our present and future lives, and find lessons in our failures as well as our victories.
A spiritual memoir? To say the least, I would not camp out on Borders’ sidewalk to buy the first copy. In fact, if I was in the dentist’s office waiting for a root canal, I’d probably rather pick up that intriguing issue of Famous Dental Disasters. But herein lies the magic of the book trailer! Levin, whose biography touts her as a “an influential agent with CAA and a film producer before turning to a career and calling as a psychological and spiritual healer,” clearly still remembers a thing or two from her time in the Hollywood trenches. (Trenches? Who are we kidding? Box seats!) With chick-lit zeal, the zany cartoon rushes through a life of dancing dreams, movie deals, and wacko cults – all in 30 seconds.
Verdict: Take me to your leader. PW reports that the rather irrepressible trailer was created by a former Disney animator. And who can resist Disney? Apparently not me, because I’ll be damned (can I say that in reference to a spiritual memoir?) if I wouldn’t page through this the next time I found myself in that proverbial dentist’s office. I’m not saying I’m buying my tickets for the spiritual journey. I just want to know more about that cult.