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Book Review: ‘Take Your Shirt Off And Cry’

An actress recalls playing ‘floozies’ on MTV, a bit part on Seinfeld, and more in Hollywood and New York

Cover of “Take Your Shirt Off and Cry” / Bloomsbury

Back in the 1980s Nancy Balbirer studied acting with David Mamet, who told her she’d be asked to do two things in every role she played: “Take your shirt off and cry.”

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.

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