Return To Laughter

Return to Laughter is an insider’s account of the rise and fall and bittersweet redemption of a wild and wildly ambitious young star. Young Rocky Stone rebels against the stuffy and circumscribed world of his upbringing and climbs up the acting ladder to the top of the most glamorous profession there is, a world of wealth, fame, and privilege, as well as sex, drugs, and self-destruction. The birth of a child stops Rocky Stone’s downward spiral, but Hollywood is also a world where cheating and embezzlement are ways of life, and lives are considered disposable. When real disaster strikes, can a little girl save him? Perhaps a novel, perhaps a roman à clef, perhaps a biography, Return to Laughter weaves reality and fiction together to paint a portrait of Hollywood that is as true today as it has always been, a transient place of youth and beauty and adoration and the shadow of something evil.

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To Absent Friends

"The Best I've Read On the Subject"

"...This book, and I have read many on the subject of companion loss, truly capturess the absolute unconditional love that dogs so willingly bestow on us mere humans..."  -Amazon.com

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An Accidental Cowboy

"An Amazing Book!!"

"This is a terrific book and nothing like what I expected. I picked up this book because I was familiar with Mr. Parker's story and was interested in it..."  -Amazon.com

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The Horseman at Midnight

"The Horseman at Midnight will tear your heart in two, but unlike No Country for Old Men, it will fill you with hope rather than despair. More than a thriller, it is a love story, and you will finish it in awe of the boundless humanity of its hero and the other good country people who populate its pages."

"This near perfect story blew me away. As I read it-- it's a page turner-- I kept thinking of two observations by two of my favorite writers. Edmund White has said that fiction should be a gift to the reader. And what a gift Jameson Parker's THE HORSEMAN AT MIDNIGHT is."

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American Riff

"Jameson Parker's AMERICAN RIFF is as much an indictment of 21st century American politics as it is a Hitchcock-style thriller."

"As he encounters a long-haul trucker, an elderly hobo ("I was homeless before homeless was a word."), a rodeo rider and rancher, and -- in flashback -- Chela's father, we meet people who, though kicked around a bit by life, remain centered, principled, and who still trust what we might, on the eve of Independence Day, unironically call the American Dream. They and their gritty surroundings clash with the plush clubs and burnished corridors of power in which statesmen cloak their personal interests in the robes of "national security" with dickcheneyan ease. Are these characters and their shared faith the American riff that drives and sustains? Or is Parker riffing on the newer, more "realistic" forms of Americanism in the Age of Empire?"

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