Here's a potentially interesting book that I found on Free Book Sifter, a website that lists all the free Kindle books available on Amazon. It's called I Want it Now! A Memoir of Life on the Set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and was written by Julie Dawn Cole, the actress who played spoiled brat Veruca Salt in the 1971 movie. It's been marked down to $0.00 on Amazon. It has 4.5 out of 5 stars with 47 reviews.
Julie Dawn Cole has written an enchanting and richly illustrated memoir that offers a rare look behind the stage curtain to this ageless film. Splendidly illustrated with personal letters, never-seen-before photographs and documents; her mesmerizing story chronicles the entire production experience and tells of the remarkable journey of how she became known worldwide as a really bad egg. Filled with countless funny and touching memories, her story takes readers behind-the-scenes of Willy Wonka and the resulting coming of age journey that brought the cast together again after nearly a quarter century. I Want it Now takes readers beyond the world of pure imagination and behind the scenes to this universally cherished motion picture. A true-to-life Charlie Bucket tale, Julie's story is unforgettable...
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