Actors Anonymous: A Novel by James Franco

Actors Anonymous: A Novel

byJames Franco

Kobo ebook | October 15, 2013

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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.

Title:Actors Anonymous: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 15, 2013Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1477850368

ISBN - 13:9781477850367

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really surprising ! I can't believe i found this hardcover book for $5 in the bargain section i picked it up without any hesitation since i'm an aspiring actress myself and of course i love James Franco. I feel like you have to be somewhat open minded to enjoy this book it does get into pretty deep subjects (drugs,sex,pedophillia etc...) but the stories kept me quite entertained i always wanted to know more and more about the characters's lives, the writing can get quite confusing towards the end of the book were Franco writes little paragraphs under or between the developing story but he did apologize and makes other little comments about his writing and directed to the reader which made me laugh i felt like the author was really in my head while reading this. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unexpected I love James as an actor and I think he is a good writer, although not everyone's taste. I did enjoy this book while reading it, it was written in an incredibly different way and was not what I was expecting at all. I still loved Franco's writing style and I read this in one sitting. I just didn't enjoy this one as much as previous books by him, like Palo Alto. I am looking forward to his future works and I hope they will continue to be entertaining and interesting reads!
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE THIS!!! I adore James Franco as an actor, and I enjoy his writing tremendously. He is fantastic at writing and makes such wonderful characters. He is so good at conveying ideas, and developing characters. I love his style so much and think this book should be read by everyone.
Date published: 2016-12-24
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