Rights offering detail :
Surviving the Odd
Feb. 2, 2022
Author:
Candi Milo
Category:
Digital: Non-fiction: Memoir
Description:
It's 1968 in Surviving the Odd, and filter-free and cheeky 7-year-old, Candi Milo, unravels the true story of how her father, a nightclub performer, left show business to open one of California's first halfway houses for the mentally and emotionally ill- but “forgot” to get his own family a separate house. Surviving the Odd is a dark comedy memoir written by the daughter of a once prominent but now fading stand up, who is herself a very accomplished entertainer. In 1968, Governor Ronald Reagan emptied California’s mental hospitals, leaving hundreds of thousands of mentally ill and emotionally disturbed people on the street. With no medical training or higher education, Tony Milo brought them into a home he called Milo Arms. He cared for and treated them like his own family. Milo Arms was housed in an old fraternity house abutting the San Jose State Campus. With five children underfoot, Tony Milo ran this home like a special kind of fraternity. Candi, his middle child –bright, curious and mouthy, watched and learned every step of the way.
Rights available:
All rights available
Other Information:
Top 50 in Launch Pad's 2021 Prose Competition;

Surviving the Odd is fascinating source material for television/streaming. Having the audiobook rights to this memoir will be a real advantage since Candi Milo is a wildly successful Voiceover artist and she can expertly narrate her own book. She is a twice-Annie Award-nominated voice actor and has created over 350 charactersvfor film and television. She is currently “Granny” in WB Studios’ Space Jam: A New Legacy and in the Looney Tunes Cartoons on HBO Max. Next up for Candi is the studio feature film of
Pinocchio. She is also on Pig, Goat, Banana, Cricket for Nickelodeon; Mighty Magiswords for Cartoon Network; Puss in Boots; Wabbit for Warner Brothers and Spy Kids, for DreamWorks. Candi Milo is also the official voice of Rankin Bass’ Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer.
Contact:
Kristina Lennon
Focused Artists
management@focusedartists.com
phone: (818 )925-8120
Offering #:
19134
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