The Reality TV Handbook
Publication Date: July 4, 2004
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Outplay, Outsmart, Outdo!
For everyone who wants to be as cunning as Richard Hatch, as lucky in love as Trista Rehn, or as adored as Kelly Clarkson, The Reality TV Handbook is the ultimate insider’s guide to the essential skills you need to triumph over the challenges, hardships, and drama the producers throw your way.
Learn How To:
• Audition like an idol
• Eliminate your enemies
• Interpret a bachelor or bachelorette’s body language
• Manipulate your competitors
• Cook in the wild
• Get help from the crew
And dozens of other Strategy Skills, Survival Skills, Romance Skills, and Challenge Skills, along with guidance for Getting on a Show in the first place. Numerous insider tips reveal the secrets of producers, crew members, casting agents, and more, so you’ll know what really goes on behind the scenes. With step-by-step instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams and illustrations, The Reality TV Handbook features everything you need to find your 15 minutes of fame.
As a reality executive at ABC, John Saade developed and oversaw production on The Bachelor, The Mole, Extreme Makeover, Making the Band, and Houston Medical. He is currently developing a number of reality shows and specials. He lives in Los Angeles with his family. Joe Borgenict is a writer/prodcuer and avid reality connoisseur. In between episodes of the latest shows, Joe has co-written The Action Hero’s Handbook, The Action Heroine’s Handbook, The Baby Owner’s Manual, and Undercover Golf. He continues to create his own reality in Salt Lake City, with his wife and son.