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Today I am taking part in the blog tour and reviewing Misadventures in the Screen Trade by Alison Ripley Cubitt. This was released on the 1st of May, published by Lambert Nagle Media.


A young woman in a man’s world takes on the media industry. Can she hit the heights of her dreams, or will she fall flat on her face? 

Sydney 1981 Alison Ripley Cubitt couldn’t wait to make her mark. Having escaped her fractured New Zealand family only to end up dying of boredom behind a Mad-Men-era reception desk, she was determined to shatter the media’s glass ceiling. Thrilled to score an unpaid television internship in London, she still needed to survive alone…

Climbing her way up the career ladder, only to fall down again, Alison’s life-changing moment finally arrived when she landed her dream job at Disney. But after a documentary presentation to the masters of animation ended in disaster, the driven young woman refused to let her march to the top miss out on a spectacular finale.

In this entertaining true tale of the reality of working in the cutthroat world of show business, Alison shares the highs-and-lows of chasing bold goals. Navigating a patriarchial industry with wit and determination, her straight-to-the-point style will have you laughing out loud, and in awe of her courage.

Misadventures in the Screen Trade is a dazzling peek into one woman’s climb from rural New Zealand to Tinseltown. If you like fiery heroines, self-deprecating humour, and insightful tales from backstage, then you’ll love this spirited memoir.

Full of wisdom and wit, Misadventures in the Screen Trade is a wonderful memoir and fascinating account of Alison Ripley Cubitt’s career in the entertainment industry, the highs and lows through her journey and her personal relationships.

I absolutely loved this book. As an avid fan of anything show business, I love reading tales of behind the scenes and Ripley Cubitt doesn’t hold back! She has so many stories to tell and not just from her career, which makes this all the more insightful.

I don’t want to say too much on this as you just need to read it for yourself, but what I will say is, Alison Ripley Cubitt is a force to be reckoned with and what a journey she has had! Resilient, driven, courageous and so very inspiring, she is a really amazing woman to look up to.

If you are a fan of memoirs, then you definitely need to read Misadventures in the Screen Trade. I guarantee you will not be disappointed!

Thank you to Alison Ripley Cubitt for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Misadventures in the Screen Trade, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.


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Follow the tour along the way for these bloggers thoughts on Misadventures in the Screen Trade.


Alison Ripley Cubitt left New Zealand with an arts degree and the ability to make a white sauce without a recipe, carry three plates at once and ride a horse (though not at the same time).

Before she started writing memoir, non-fiction and screenplays, she received an MA in Scriptwriting from the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University.

She lives in a world of her own with her trophy husband. On occasion they co-write thrillers, writing as Lambert Nagle.

For the past two years, she has divided her time between home and the shops—all within the permitted five-kilometre radius. But in 2022, she hopes to travel further afield and finally get to use at least one of her three passports.

In her downtime, Alison volunteers with St Kilda Doggy Daycare and is a fully paid-up member of the Organisation for Australasian Insomniacs.




My thanks to Anne Carter for my spot on this tour, the promotional materials and a gifted copy of the ebook, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.


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