Actors Anonymous: A Novel

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2013

byJames Franco

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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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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 g...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1477850368

ISBN - 13:9781477850367

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Wow James is no only a amazing actor but hes also beautiful and a fantastic writer. DEFINETLEY THE MOT TALENTED PERSON OF THIS CENTURY
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Read. I would give it zero stars if that was an option.. Waste of time, and waste of money, unfortunately. Painfully pretentious, riddled with grammatical errors, and unnecessarily crude.
Date published: 2015-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Read James Franco has written a novel based on the steps of alcoholics anonymous. Each different step is portrayed by a different story which at some times was a little confusing to follow, and other times very vulgar to read. All in all it was decently written but this is not Francos best work.
Date published: 2014-08-15