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Carol Leifer to Adapt Her Memoir ‘How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying’ for TV

Carol Leifer to Adapt Her Memoir 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying' for TV

Four-time Emmy nominee Carol Leifer will turn her life writing TV comedy into, well, a TV comedy. 

The stand-up comedienne AND “Modern Family” and “Devious Maids” writer will adapt her 2014 memoir/self-help guide, “How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying,” into a series for Gaumont TV. 

Leifer was also recently named a co-EP on the NBC comedy “Better Late Than Never.” 

Here’s the book synopsis for “How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying”:

For many years, television comedy was an exclusive all boys’ club — until a brilliant comedian named Carol Leifer came along, blazing a trail for funny women everywhere. From “Late Night with David Letterman” and “Saturday Night Live” to “Seinfeld,” “The Ellen Show,” and “Modern Family,” Carol has written for and/or performed on some of the best TV comedies of all time.
 
This hilarious collection of essays charts her extraordinary three-decade journey through show business, illuminating her many triumphs and some missteps along the way — and offering valuable lessons for women and men in any profession. Part memoir, part guide to life, and all incredibly funny, “How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying” offers tips and tricks for getting ahead, finding your way, and opening locked doors — even if you have to use a sledgehammer.

[via Variety]

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