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Sandra, a dejected writer, diets, schmoozes with Hollywood suits, embarrasses herself on CNN, fights envy as her former classmate wins an Oscar, and battles writer's block as she comes to terms with the fact that she lives in a crummy part of Los Angeles (the San Fernando Valley), is no longer young and marketable, and will never be a sought after person in the Tinseltown.
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Plot & Themes

Life of a profession:    -   writer Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   midlife crisis Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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