In which the author wonders where the time goes....
As so many things do these days, this book project began with an email. In this case it was to My So-Called Life Executive Producer Marshall Herskovitz, and it was sent 5 years ago today. The following day I received this response, which started it all:
Thanks for your interest. I spoke to Winnie Holzman and we're open to speaking to you about the show. I'm sure Ed Zwick will be as well. I'd like to hear what you have in mind in terms of a time-commitment from us for interviews, etc.
Talk soon, Marshall
The kindness and generosity Marshall Herskovitz showed from the very beginning has characterized nearly all of my dealings with everyone involved in the making of this program, from cast and crew to the directors, producers, and show creator Winnie Holzman. Even when COVID emerged out of nowhere and took over our lives, everyone in the MSCL family did what they could to make time for me, read through old scripts, unearth photos, and otherwise contribute to this book. While this project has taken longer than I thought it would, I think that when it's finally complete, it will honor that generosity of spirit by telling a story that really hasn't been told before. It is my hope that it will also make those who love My So-Called Life appreciate it on a whole new level.
Thank you for your patience... Now go now. Go! Aaron
So Beautiful it Hurts: The Making of My So-Called Life’ is neither endorsed by nor affiliated with ABC, The Bedford Falls Co., nor anyone involved with the making or distribution of “My So-Called Life.”