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Just in Time for the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, Stone In The Surf Press Announces the Release of Its Newest Book, When The Force Isn't With You

Stone In The Surf Press announces the release of author Richard Neumann's autobiographical tale of 30 years of failed attempts at getting a job with Lucasfilm.

Marin, CA, May 26, 2007 --( Just in time for the 30th Anniversary of Star Wars, Stone In The Surf Press announces the release of its newest book, When The Force Isn’t With You.

Author Richard Neumann has dreamed of working for George Lucas for more than 30 years. From the day Star Wars first appeared on the silver screen he has burned a candle or should we say light saber for Lucasfilm. “I was seduced by the Dark Side” says Neumann, “My career drew me away from writing and down the path of corporate finance.” Rising to the level of Chief Financial Officer for a half billion dollar company only minutes from George Lucas’ Skywalker Ranch in Marin, he was never able to get a single interview for a job. “I probably have one of the most extensive collections of reject letters from Lucas film,” brags Neumann.

This entertaining wandering autobiographical tale covers thirty years of unusual attempts at gaining employment with Lucasfilm and an equal number of rejections. His exploits have included wrong turns in alleys in Universal City, to disguising himself as a UPS driver, creating an automated resume on a Apple IIe and even applying for a night watchman’s job.

This story has a unique twist as Richard finally made it into Skywalker Ranch as an invited guest. He claims he never could have accomplished this without the help of 120,000 cows! Finally, after three decades of pursing his dream, with the help of one very unique stone on the beach in Cabo San Lucas, Neumann was able to undersatnd what his true dream had been all along.

“This book won’t help you get a job at Lucasfilm,” warns Neumann. For those people who have wanted to work at Lucasfilm and have received their fair share of rejects, you’ll enjoy the company of this book. For those people who have a passion and dream of stepping out of their hum drum lives and following their own dream, this book is a must read.

More information about When The Force Isn’t With You can be found at where you can order books as well. Books can also be purchased from Book Clearing House at

Stone In The Surf Press is an independent publishing house dedicated to bringing unique books to print.

For Further Information, please contact:

Stone In The Surf Press
PO Box 1063
Kenwood, CA 95452

Title: When The Force Isn’t With You
Author: Richard Neumann
Publisher: Stone In The Surf
ISBN: 978-0-9774605-1-9
Trade Paper Back 6x9
256 pages
$14.95 usd

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