Prudence in Hollywood
And Other Stories by Ralph Cissne
From Farewell True Love to Prudence in Hollywood, Lover Boy to Laughing Stock, a quirky cast of characters pursues love with surprising and humorous consequences: a long-term romance ends; the love junkie meets his match; an Elvis impersonator crashes his class reunion; a stand-up comedian faces her fears; Hollywood personal training clients realize their dreams; a blended family heals emotional wounds.
“I adore these stories, a rare glimpse into Hollywood at the end of the twentieth century––before Instagram and the Kardashians––a time of innocence and true love and longing. They made me feel glad to be alive and hopeful for our future.”
– Jamie Cat Callan, author of Parisian Charm School
“The genius of the author’s plots is the twists and turns that precipitously balance over the line between melancholy and inspirational. The finesse employed in setting the romantic and sexual scenes is a credit to any author, and his stage settings are as carefully arranged as if drawn by an artist.”
– US Review of Books