Friday, December 30, 2016

Simon and Schuster should request to see Stef Willen's Magna Cumlaude, or any degree cause I don't think she even graduated college at this point, and I'd love to see that student thesis film that launched many short film roles

Remember that magna cumlaude in Biology and Anthropology. Or, was it  paleoanthropology (see publishers description of Willen's book below)


Yeah, that sounds better. That's the ticket, Katie Shea Botillier, Daniela Wexler etc.

Wait, the publishers description seems to suggest Willen not only didn't get a magna cumlaude, but didn't even graduate college cause of her UH alcoholism, addiction and UH ... anxious woes.

Funny how no one Stef Willen has ever known knows about her having any trouble with alcohol or addiction. I happen to know for a fact she has no problem with those things but that's not easy to prove.

Why does Willen falsely  claim to be an addict and an alcoholic? cause it's a lie and another cynical attempt to make her insane self - sellable.


Atria should also request to see the transcript of the one acting class she now claims she took post grad, or was it during college, or was it tons of training that launched her starring and many starring roles in short film.


Whatever happened to all that acting and Improv? (See her"Em" bio.)

Then, they should request evidence of fabulist Stef Willen's childhood discovery of uh uh rare uh Nostradaur uh bone. Surely, there's a newspaper article. Oops I meant  fabulous Stef "success comes easily oops I mean lying comes easy," Willen.

If Daniela Wexler, or anyone at Simon and Schuster, does't scrap this farce, they will be responsible for an easily preventable literary fraud. They've had plenty of time and warning - that they have a future James T Leroy on their hands.

But, it doesn't have to be a total loss for the publishers.  Luckily for Atria, (and unlike many victims of Stef Willen) - they can recoup their losses. According to law and publishing norms, they can get back their advance, if they can show that Stef Willen obtained this deal through fraud.

 I can't think of anything fraudier than a non fiction writer getting caught in lie after lie on her online bios. No need to even get into the vicious, criminal and deeply destructive frauds Stef Willen committed in the courts, from 2008 till the present.

Just the fact that she says she had a multi award winning column(blatantly false, easily shown, and omitted from the publishers description,)was in many short films(barely in one short film and that too is easily proven by a google search) and is a contributor to NPR(when she was on for five minute as a favor to big funder Nick Kroll) should be enough, but of course when dealing with pathological liars like Willen ( and Tig Notaro for that matter) - there is more.



MORE





Contradiction/lies in bold and underlined. Three version of "non fiction writer" Stef Willen's bios, found online. (All screenshotted so it's way to late to change it now Willen et al.)

All in the words of Stef " I play in dirt" Willen- printed online for all to see.


No need to even provide commentary. But some provided below her own words, 



Stef Willen - Amanda "Em" Helms

Stef Willen was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She first acted as a bush in an elementary school production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 


While attending the University of Colorado, she obtained a more demanding role when her roommate asked her to be the lead in her senior thesis short film. 


In 2001, Stef graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in anthropology and biology. 


She was planning on going to Africa to study apes or dig for ancestral humans, but her film was seen by a talent manager in Los Angeles who encouraged her to pursue acting. 


Stef moved to Denver and studied acting with Brian McCulley. Shortly thereafter, she was signed by an agent and moved to Los Angeles in 2003. There, she studied acting with Nina Kether Axelrod and improv at the Groundlings and ACME Comedy Theatre. 


She has since starred in many short films ...


Willen has starred in one short film called "Long Ago"

She also states that her Mcsweeneys' album is "multiaward winning" and that is a lie. It won an LA press award because Willen has made a friend, Nick Kroll, who has given funding to the the L.A press.


HTTP://EMFILM.BLOGSPOT.COM/2009/03/CAST.HTML

ABOUT




Stef Willen is a writer, editor, and artist who always   thought she’d be a paleontologist. At age 14 she discovered a 140 million-year-old egg from what was suspected to be a Nodosaur, making it the first known armored dinosaur egg ever found. This was unbelievable luck since she had, at that point, wanted to be a paleontologist half of her life. 

After taking one acting class in college, she moved to Los Angeles to be an actress. 


She has auditioned at Starbucks, on ratty couches, a roof, and at La Salsa. She writes the multi-award winning, Total Loss: A Column About Inventorying Other People’s Tragedies, for McSweeney’s Internet Tedency and was the 2010 McSweeney’s Grand Prize Column Contest winner. She contributes regularly to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and other internet portals. 

She is a contributor to Public Radio International’s This American Life and was the co-star of the film, EM (Vanguard Cinema in 2011), which won the Grand Jury Prize at Seattle International Film Festival. She was raised in Boulder, Colorado and lives mostly in Los Angeles and a little in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She no longer (knowingly) auditions at Starbucks.
from link -https://www.amazon.com/Total-Loss-Inventory-Disaster-Theirs/dp/1501115286/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Total Loss

An Inventory of Disaster, Theirs and Mine

by Stef Willen

Price: $24.00(Hardcover)
Published: August 29, 2017
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)
From the Publisher: Based on an award-winning McSweeney’s column, a darkly funny, intimate memoir about a young woman who learns how to live in the midst of other people’s loss, for fans of Lab Girl and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

Success always came easily to Stef Willen. Brainy and precocious, her loving parents raised her in the fresh air of the Colorado Mountains, where should could play in the dirt and learn and run free. So how exactly did she end up in this predicament at age twenty-six: on the floor, covered in soot, shards of glass digging into her knees, picking through the remains of someone else’s life? Her business card read Disaster Content Inventory Specialist and her task was to inventory all of the items destroyed after a house is burnt down, cataloguing the wreckage so that residents could receive fair settlements from their insurance companies.

This wasn’t—as you can imagine—the plan. Her dreams of a Nobel prize-winning career in paleoanthropology had been derailed in college by emotional turmoil and addiction, and after taking just one post-grad acting class, she made the grossly naïve decision to conquer Hollywood


But by the time she settled into her tiny apartment in Los Angeles, Stef found herself mired in a soul-crushing relationship and dangerously reliant on the power of alcohol to soothe her anxious woes.

Enter Disaster Content Inventory. What begins as an attempt to pay the bills turns into a reckoning that Stef could never have anticipated. As she travels far and wide, she meets unforgettable characters in their most vulnerable moments, experiencing flashes of insight that change her outlook on success and the definition of a life worth living.

A poignant and fascinating look inside a strange and intense profession, Total Loss offers a glimpse into the six years Stef spent crawling around ravaged homes, emerging wiser and stronger on the other side of disaster
.


Editorial Reviews


About the Author



here's some help for those who didn't catch it for whatever reason.



How did Willen get into acting?




Stef Willen was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She first acted as a bush in an elementary school production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” 


While attending the University of Colorado, she obtained a more demanding role when her roommate asked her to be the lead in her senior thesis short film.


 In 2001, Stef graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in anthropology and biology. She was planning on going to Africa to study apes or dig for ancestral humans, but her film was seen by a talent manager in Los Angeles who encouraged her to pursue acting. 



Stef moved to Denver and studied acting with Brian McCulley. Shortly thereafter, she was signed by an agent and moved to Los Angeles in 2003. There, she studied acting with Nina Kether Axelrod and improv at the Groundlings and ACME Comedy Theatre. She has since starred in many short films ...


Vs the bio on her website


After taking one acting class in college, she moved to Los Angeles to be an actress. She has auditioned at Starbucks, on ratty couches, a roof, and at La Salsa.


Vs

Her dreams of a Nobel prize-winning career in paleoanthropology had been derailed in college by emotional turmoil and addiction, and after taking just one post-grad acting class, she made the grossly naïve decision to conquer Hollywood.



Willen's Education according to bio for movie EM

In 2001, Stef graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in anthropology and biology. 

Vs bio on her website - no mention of any college degree. Just that she moved to L.A after one acting class in college.


What the Publisher (Simon and Schuster) put out to sell this non fiction book



 Her dreams of a Nobel prize-winning career in paleoanthropology had been derailed in college by emotional turmoil and addiction, and after taking just one post-grad acting class, she made the grossly naïve decision to conquer Hollywood.

Nothing about a degree or a magna cumlaude in Anthropology and Biology.


On author page - simon and Shuster

http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Stef-Willen/507299628





Stef Willen


Stef Willen is a contributor to McSweeney’s and This American Life and was the co-star of the film, EM, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Seattle International Film Festival. She was raised in Boulder, Colorado and lives mostly in Los Angeles and a little in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

About the Author



How did her acting career come about?


She was planning on going to Africa to study apes or dig for ancestral humans, but her film was seen by a talent manager in Los Angeles who encouraged her to pursue acting.

But first a stop in Denver to prepare-

 Stef moved to Denver and studied acting with Brian McCulley

But wait... the official publishers description( and her other bio says nothing about the surreptitious series of events that would one day lead her to star in an award winning film and in many short films. nothing about degrees and training. Bio says one acting class. Publishers description says post grad class?


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