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Festival of Books: How actor Jason Segel rescued his own 'Nightmares!'
Festival of Books: How actor Jason Segel rescued his own 'Nightmares!'

The first time Jason Segel shopped the story "Nightmares!," before it became a bestselling children's book, it was the first script he had ever written and he sold it to a big company. It sat on a shelf for seven years. "That is when a logical person would stop and say, 'OK, this one didn’t work out,' "the "How I Met Your Mother" actor told an audience of about 140 people from a stage Sunday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on Sunday. FULL COVERAGE: FESTIVAL OF BOOKS When the script became available again, Segel realized as its creator, he was the only person who would fight for it. So he bought it back, and with the help...

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