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An Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and mystery novelist, Roger L. Simon is the only American writer to pull off the amazing trick of being profiled positively in both Mother Jones and National Review.  The stunning story of his political odyssey is told in Encounter Books' new paperback Turning Right on Hollywood and Vine:  The Perils of Coming Out Conservative in Tinseltown, where he recounts his migration from financier of the Black Panther Breakfast Program to pioneer blogosphere mogul beloved by the right as a 9/11 Democrat.

Originally published as Blacklisting Myself:  Memoir of a Hollywood Apostate in the Age of Terror, Turning Right at Hollywood and Vine "is an attempt to find out what happened -- to discover how the idealistic young man who came to Hollywood fresh off the civil rights movement; created the hippie detective Moses Wine; trafficked with Abbie Hoffman, the Black Panthers, Tim Leary, and the SLA; was recruited by the KGB, and wrote (or didn't) screenplays for such paragons of the Hollywood Left as Woody Allen, Paul Mazursky, Warren Beatty and Barbra Streisand, ended up voting for George W. Bush and being publicly reviled as a neocon," Simon writes at its beginning.

Simon is currently the chief executive officer of Pajamas Media.

Encounter Books is an activity of Encounter for Culture and Education, a nonprofit group that is substantially supported by The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee.
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