Get in the Car, Jane! is part behind-the-scenes gossip, part textbook, all truth.
A funny, insider’s look at Hollywood as well as an invaluable and insightful guide to writing and producing sit-coms, Get in the Car, Jane! is a book for everyone who’s ever been passionate about their work and frustrated with the obstacles they need to overcome just to do their job.
Get in the Car, Jane! is the television equivalent of William Goldman’s Adventures in the Screen Trade. A behind-the-scenes memoir of Emmy-nominated, writer/ producer Billy Van Zandt and his years making America’s favorite (and not-so-favorite) sit-coms. It is filled with first-hand observations of Lucille Ball, Brooke Shields, Frank Sinatra, Martin Lawrence, Don Rickles, Andrew Dice Clay, Richard Lewis, Bob Newhart, Jamie Lee Curtis, The Wayans Bros., Richard Mulligan, Alan Arkin, DL Hughley, film legend Dorothy Lamour, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, Rosie O’Donnell, Olympia Dukakis, Penny Marshall, and Matthew Perry, among many others.