Becoming

Book Cover

MELODRAMA ROMANCE COMEDY EROTICA FAMILY HISTORICAL FICTION WAR YOUNG ADULT

1940s & '50s

Mark Lichterman

Logline

Becoming: A mid 20th century American becoming of age 732 page novel. “Do you remember your radio and “Captain Midnight,” “The Lone Ranger,” and “Let’s Pretend”? The first time you inhaled a cigarette? Your first swallow of hard liquor? The thrill of the first exploration of the body of your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… your own body? Your first orgasm? Then you might be ready for a nostalgic, funny, romantic, sexually frustrating novel. A novel that may remind many of us of ourselves, “way back then,” when God’s most mysterious creation was the opposite sex. A novel about life and the often funny, sometimes sad, day-to-day things that stir the memories of our lives… Becoming is written as a chronicle giving exact date/s time/s and location making it east to present as an ongoing (6 or 7 year) cable series if the sequel, "For Better or worse" is included giving us a Becoming of age series from spring 1939 through winter 1963.

Genre

Melodrama, Romance, Comedy, Erotica, Family, Historical Fiction, War, Young Adult

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Chicago, Ill., Cape May, NJ, New York, NY

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Matropolis Inc

Year Published: 2008

Starting Description

Upper middle class non practicing Jewish family

Ending Description

growth of a middle class child throughout the mid 20th century

Group Specific

Information not completed

Hard Copy Available

No

ISBN

Information not completed

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity, Nudity

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions

Plot - Premise

Quest

Main Character Details

Name: Mitchell

Age: 5

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Norman

Age: 6

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Susan

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Chief Flattery

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aggressive

Logline

Becoming: A mid 20th century American becoming of age 732 page novel. “Do you remember your radio and “Captain Midnight,” “The Lone Ranger,” and “Let’s Pretend”? The first time you inhaled a cigarette? Your first swallow of hard liquor? The thrill of the first exploration of the body of your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife… your own body? Your first orgasm? Then you might be ready for a nostalgic, funny, romantic, sexually frustrating novel. A novel that may remind many of us of ourselves, “way back then,” when God’s most mysterious creation was the opposite sex. A novel about life and the often funny, sometimes sad, day-to-day things that stir the memories of our lives… Becoming is written as a chronicle giving exact date/s time/s and location making it east to present as an ongoing (6 or 7 year) cable series if the sequel, "For Better or worse" is included giving us a Becoming of age series from spring 1939 through winter 1963.

Short Summary

Upper middle class non practicing Jewish family


growth of a middle class child throughout the mid 20th century

Development Pitch

About The Author

Core Theme

Quest

Characters

Main Character

Name: Mitchell

Age: 5

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aspiring

Character 1

Name: Norman

Age: 6

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous

Character 2

Name: Susan

Age: 16

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aspiring

Character 3

Name: Chief Flattery

Age: 40

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Aggressive

Supplemental Materials