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... show more
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.
Publish date: October 15th 2013
Publisher: New Harvest
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
Meh.I wanted to like this book, I mean, I LOVE James Franco. The premise was pretty interesting too, and unheard of. Still, the book fell flat for me.It was a fictional book of short stories, it was supposed to be thespians that were not famous yet. Each story was a vignette of how they cycle around...
EDIT: Diciembre, 2014 Por favor, si existe alguien más pretencioso y sobrevalorado que James Franco en Hollywood, pasenme el dato. Creo que es insuperable este papanatas.Reseña Original Junio, 2014pretencioso, sa.(Del fr. prétentieux).1. adj. Presuntuoso, que pretende ser más de lo que es.No me gust...
Franco has created a book populated by actors with differing back stories. Each chapter is loosely based on the 12 steps and is written from one of the actor's POV in a stream of consciousness type style. While he has written some marvelous lines - "Sometimes it is painful to be oneself; at oth...
Title: Actors Anonymous Who wrote it? James Franco is an actor, director, writer, and artist. In 2011 he received an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his role in 127 Hours. Plot in a Box: Actors Anonymous, billed as Franco's debut novel, is actually a collection of short stories...
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