Hollywood in the 1970s was the last place you'd expect to find a store selling cookies and milk. Unless it was a front for a drug dealership.
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Lots of people had the munchies in 1970s Hollywood. My father's cookies were the perfect opener to every pitch meeting, every break in production.
My father's time at A&M Records was the epitome of show business illusion. Hollywood wasn't bringing him fame or fortune.
My father's very public life as Famous Amos was the opposite of that of his ex-wife, my mother Shirley, who was fighting a very private, solitary battle with mental illness.
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