From a veteran actor, teacher, and author, here is a quick-reference guide aimed at working actors. Got a funny scene that doesn’t seem very funny? Look up “comedy.” Got a scene in which you’re supposed to cry? Look up “cry.” Each entry includes a brief introduction to the topic, followed by several pages of short, bulleted tips or “field notes” that offer quick solutions to any acting problem. In addition, there are brief essays throughout that expand on some of the trickier aspects of the actor’s craft. Edgy, concise, and infinitely helpful, no working actor will want to be without this one-of-a-kind guide.