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Everyone Loves You When You're Dead : Journeys Into Fame and Madness
by Neil Strauss


Overview -

You can tell a lot about somebody in a minute. If you choose the right minute. Here are 228 of them.

Join Neil Strauss, "The Mike Tyson of interviewers," (Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum), as he

Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep Motley Crue out of jail & gets kidnapped by Courtney Love

Shoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his mother

Spends the night with Trent Reznor, reads the mind of Britney Spears & finds religion with Stephen Colbert

Gets picked on by Led Zeppelin, threatened by the mafia & serenaded by Leonard Cohen

Picks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dog & prison survival tips from Rick James

Goes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefani & hot tubbing with Marilyn Manson

Talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash & sex with Chuck Berry

Gets molested by the Strokes, in trouble with Prince & in bed with you ll find out who inside

And many, many more awkward moments and accidental adventures with the world s number one stars in Everyone Love You When You re Dead."  Read more...


 
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Overview

You can tell a lot about somebody in a minute. If you choose the right minute. Here are 228 of them.

Join Neil Strauss, "The Mike Tyson of interviewers," (Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum), as he

Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep Motley Crue out of jail & gets kidnapped by Courtney Love

Shoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his mother

Spends the night with Trent Reznor, reads the mind of Britney Spears & finds religion with Stephen Colbert

Gets picked on by Led Zeppelin, threatened by the mafia & serenaded by Leonard Cohen

Picks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dog & prison survival tips from Rick James

Goes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefani & hot tubbing with Marilyn Manson

Talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash & sex with Chuck Berry

Gets molested by the Strokes, in trouble with Prince & in bed with you ll find out who inside

And many, many more awkward moments and accidental adventures with the world s number one stars in Everyone Love You When You re Dead."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780061543678
  • ISBN-10: 0061543675
  • Publisher: It Books
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 544


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-01-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

Journalist Strauss, who has coauthored books with the band members of Mötley Crüe (The Dirt) and porn superstar Jenna Jameson (How to Make Love Like a Porn Star) now offers a terrific look at the dysfunctional livelihoods of stardom, a theme based on his many interviews for various publications. Strauss went back to his original interview tapes and notes in search of moments—mostly unpublished—that reveal "the truth or essence of each person, story, or experience." He liberally and ingeniously cuts back and forth between scenes, such as pairing the youthful, arrogant claims of Oasis that the band could have been the Beatles in the 1960s with the tortured feeling of the Who's aging leader Pete Townshend ("All we can do in the future is look back"). In other instances, he shows the self-doubt shared by Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner and actor Orlando Bloom. But the best moments come when Strauss has earned such trust of his subjects that he becomes part of some very weird scenes, all of which are presented in all their often hilarious detail: shooting guns with Ludacris, getting kidnapped by Courtney Love, making Lady Gaga cry, and shopping for Pampers with Snoop Dogg. (Mar.)

 
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