I didn't finish this book. If I pick up a book titled "How I Got Published, Famous Authors Tell You in Their Own Words," I expect exactly that: first publication stories. Not mini-lessons on writing TV scripts. Not semi-amusing anecdotes about selling movie rights. Not excerpts from the author's autobiography that reach deep into her childhood. Pieces of it are excellent--J.A. Konrath's essay is particularly good, but overall, this book needed stronger editing.