Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In memory of Jacqui Magar

Kiss Me Quick Before I Shoot is a memoir about magic: the magic of making films and the magic of finding true love. If you love movies and you’re a romantic at heart, this is your dream book.

“For me, there is no more magical a professional endeavor than making films,” says Guy Magar. With production work spanning over 100 credits from shorts to TV shows to feature films, Guy Magar’s behind-the-scenes stories range from his first producer turning out to be a Mafia assassin, to shooting in Egypt for the original series Battlestar Galactica, to directing a grunting Mr. T on The A-Team, to almost decapitating a young Drew Barrymore, and coming close to derailing James Cameron’s career (or slowing it down as he proved way too talented for anyone to alter his storied destiny!)

Kiss me quick before I shoot was Guy’s welcoming catchphrase to his wife Jacqui whenever she visited on-set, seemingly always just before he rolled cameras. And so this book is also about a deeper magic, the magic of finding your soulmate, your life partner.

But then, out of the blue, after 26 years into their marriage, Jacqui was diagnosed with leukemia. Guy put his film career on hold and his entire 24-hour life focus became to find the right, new cutting-edge treatment to heal Jacqui.

This book is about daring to dream…and making dreams come true. Join Guy on a wild and thrilling rollercoaster ride as he shares the behind the curtain reveal of a Hollywood directing career, the intoxicating highs of finding and sharing true love, and the sweet triumph of survival and healing, all rolled into a unique and engaging memoir read which will become a favorite to curl up with (hot chocolate required) and to recommend to all your friends.


Genre – Celebrity / Memoir / Romance
Rating – PG

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  1. Wow...this sounds absolutely amazing! There is nothing more enthralling to me than Hollywood. I just instantly get attracted to all that jazz :D and to read about it from someone who has experienced it all first hand, wow!
    This sound like a great read. I have added it to my TBR, Thanks!

  2. Sounds highly entertaining and lovely. :) Thanks for the heads up about this book!


  3. Please make sure you change the title of this book spotlight page...it's KISS ME QUICK BEFORE I SHOOT...you forgot the QUICK.
    Thanks to the two folks who commented and I promise you an engaging and entertaining read. Spread the word and thank you.

  4. Wow, this one sounds absolutely amazing! Such a unique book (: Definitely to-read!!

  5. I love that it tells stories about what goes on behind the camera. So enlightening.

  6. This sounds really good with the inside scoop on movie making and the deep and abiding love story as well.


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