Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness

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Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness

by Neil Strauss

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | April 16, 2014 | Trade Paperback

Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
You can tell a lot about somebody in a minute. If you choose the right minute. As a journalist (for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and elsewhere) and bestselling author, Neil Strauss considers it his job to hang around celebrities, rock gods, porn queens, up-and-coming starlets, and iconic superstars long enough-whether it takes moments or months-to find that minute, the one when the curtain finally falls away and the real person is revealed. In this new collection, Strauss offers up 120 of those singular, hit-you-in-the guts, perception-altering, revolutionary minutes, as only he can-with total honesty, deadpan wit, and unmatched style. Among the game-changing moments collected here are interviews with: Tom Cruise; Snoop Dogg; Madonna; Johnny Cash; Cher and Dave Navarro; Oasis; Julian Casablancas of The Strokes; Brian Wilson; Eric Clapton & Hugh Hefner. Wickedly illustrated throughout with sketches by artist Sian Pattenden, Strauss's first-ever collection of rock journalism is equally raw and revealing (Tom Cruise on Scientology, Brian Wilson on drugs and alcohol), hilarious (Snoop Dogg on record companies and baby diapers), and deeply honest (Eric Clapton on the death of Kurt Cobain and his own struggle with depression). Everyone Loves You When You're Dead is Neil Strauss, cultural journalist, at his finest.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: April 16, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061543675

ISBN - 13: 9780061543678

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great music read! This is a great read for any music fan. It's done in ten acts (instead of chapters), with themes for each act, and feature clips of interviews from Neil Strauss' career over the years with everyone from Marilyn Manson, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears to musicians and music business related folks from all backgrounds. Not every interview is with a celebrity, but all are intriguing. He asks fantastic questions, and keeps good conversation with who he is talking with. The last act, and story of interviews is what made me adore this book. I loved it up until then, but the story was so beautiful and devastating to read.
Date published: 2013-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Awesome Read You'll be reading this book into the night and forget about time (you'll miss your bus stop). Neill Strauss captures the real person behind the celebrity curtain of success into a real world--a modern day classic.
Date published: 2011-03-16

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Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness

Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness

by Neil Strauss

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.5 in

Published: April 16, 2014

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0061543675

ISBN - 13: 9780061543678

From the Publisher

You can tell a lot about somebody in a minute. If you choose the right minute. As a journalist (for Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and elsewhere) and bestselling author, Neil Strauss considers it his job to hang around celebrities, rock gods, porn queens, up-and-coming starlets, and iconic superstars long enough-whether it takes moments or months-to find that minute, the one when the curtain finally falls away and the real person is revealed. In this new collection, Strauss offers up 120 of those singular, hit-you-in-the guts, perception-altering, revolutionary minutes, as only he can-with total honesty, deadpan wit, and unmatched style. Among the game-changing moments collected here are interviews with: Tom Cruise; Snoop Dogg; Madonna; Johnny Cash; Cher and Dave Navarro; Oasis; Julian Casablancas of The Strokes; Brian Wilson; Eric Clapton & Hugh Hefner. Wickedly illustrated throughout with sketches by artist Sian Pattenden, Strauss's first-ever collection of rock journalism is equally raw and revealing (Tom Cruise on Scientology, Brian Wilson on drugs and alcohol), hilarious (Snoop Dogg on record companies and baby diapers), and deeply honest (Eric Clapton on the death of Kurt Cobain and his own struggle with depression). Everyone Loves You When You're Dead is Neil Strauss, cultural journalist, at his finest.

About the Author

Neil Strauss is the author of theNew York TimesbestsellersThe Game, Rules of the Game, Emergency,andEveryone Loves You When You’re Dead. He is also the co-author of three otherNew York Timesbestsellers - Jenna Jameson'sHow to Make Love Like a Porn Star,Mötley Crüe'sThe Dirtand Marilyn Manson'sThe Long Hard Road out of Hell. A writer forRolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles.

Editorial Reviews

“God bless the demons—and Neil Strauss too.”