A Leap from the Method: An Organic Approach to Acting is a new book about acting now available in bookstores all over the United States (including Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com). The book is authored by character actor Allan Rich, a 65 year veteran of movie and theater acting ("Serpico," "Frances," "Quiz Show," "Disclosure," "Amistad," etc.). His book puts into plain words the various acting methods first described by famous acting teachers such as Konstantin Stanislavski and Stella Adler. Partially an acting text book, the book provides training and exercises regarding casting calls, auditioning, cold reading and film/stage acting in general. It’s the best book on American method acting for the career actor and is currently required reading at select colleges and universities.