Actors Anonymous (Paperback, Main)


The actors in James Franco's brilliant debut novel include a McDonald's drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there's Franco himself, who prowls backstage, peering out between the lines--before taking the stage with fascinating meditations on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. "Hollywood has always been a private club," he writes. "I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, "Look inside.""
Told in a dizzying array of styles--from lyric essays and disarming testimonials to hilariously rambling text messages and ghostly footnotes--and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous's Twelve "Steps and Twelve Traditions, Actors Anonymous" is an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity.


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The actors in James Franco's brilliant debut novel include a McDonald's drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there's Franco himself, who prowls backstage, peering out between the lines--before taking the stage with fascinating meditations on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. "Hollywood has always been a private club," he writes. "I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, "Look inside.""
Told in a dizzying array of styles--from lyric essays and disarming testimonials to hilariously rambling text messages and ghostly footnotes--and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous's Twelve "Steps and Twelve Traditions, Actors Anonymous" is an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity.

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Imprint

Faber and Faber

Country of origin

United Kingdom

Release date

June 2015

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Dimensions

198 x 130 x 24mm (L x W x T)

Format

Paperback

Pages

286

Edition

Main

ISBN-13

978-0-571-31170-5

Barcode

9780571311705

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LSN

0-571-31170-9



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