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ISBN13: 9780312312619
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Staff Pick

Evil Dead star Bruce ("Hail to the king, baby!") Campbell follows his memoir, If Chins Could Kill, with a hilarious "autobiographical novel" about the B-movie king's unexpected starring role in an A-list production directed by Mike Nichols, co-starring Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger. By the time the Secret Service gets involved, you'll wish it were a real movie coming to a theater near you. But this clever, bracingly tongue-in-cheek book is the next best thing.
Recommended by Chris Bolton, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

What you're reading right now is known as the "flap copy." This is where the 72,444 words of my latest book are cooked down to fit this space. But how does one do that? Do you reveal pivotal plot points like the one at the end of the book where the little girl on crutches points an accusing finger and shouts, "The killer is Mr. Potter"?

I have too much respect for you as an attention-deficient consumer to attempt such an obvious ruse. But let's not play games here. You picked up the book already, so you either:

A. Know who I am
B. Liked the cool smoking jacket I'm wearing on the cover
C. Have just discovered that the bookstore restroom is out of toilet paper

Is it a sequel to my autobiography If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor? Sadly, no, which made it much harder to write. According to my publisher, I haven't "done" enough since 2001 to warrant another memoir.

Is it an "autobiographical novel"? Yes. I'm the lead character in the story, and I'm a real person, and everything in the book actually happened, except for the stuff that didn't.

The action revolves around my preparations for a pivotal role in the A-list relationship film Let's Make Love! But my Homeric attempt to break through the glass ceiling of B-grade genre fare is hampered by a vengeful studio executive and a production that becomes infected by something called the "B movie virus," symptoms of which include excessive use of cheesy special effects, slapstick, and projectile vomiting.

From a violent fistfight with a Buddhist to a life-altering stint in federal prison, this novel has it all. And if the 72,444 words are too time-consuming, there are lots and lots of cool graphics.

Regards,
Bruce "Don't Call Me Ash" Campbell

Review:

"It's a great, goofy what-if." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Ultimately, Make Love is a Bruce Campbell novel, starring Bruce Campbell, written for Bruce Campbell fans for whom Bruce Campbell can do no wrong. They'll no doubt find Campbell's latest endeavor nothing short of — to quote one of his most famous characters — groovy." The Onion

Review:

"This approach generates some of the most witty showbiz lunacy since This Is Spinal Tap." Sacramento News & Review

Synopsis:

"This approach generates some of the most witty showbiz lunacy since This Is Spinal Tap."

---Sacramento News & Review

 
What you're reading right now is known as the "flap copy." This is where the 72,444 words of my latest book are cooked down to fit this space.  But how does one do that? Do you reveal pivotal plot points like the one at the end of the book where the little girl on crutches points an accusing finger and shouts, "The killer is Mr. Potter"?

I have too much respect for you as an attention-deficient consumer to attempt such an obvious ruse. But let's not play games here. You picked up the book already, so you either:

A.  Know who I am

B.   Liked the cool smoking jacket I'm wearing on the cover

C.   Have just discovered that the bookstore restroom is out of toilet paper 

Is it a sequel to my autobiography If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor?  Sadly, no, which made it much harder to write. According to my publisher, I haven't "done" enough since 2001 to warrant another memoir.

Is it an "autobiographical novel"? Yes. I'm the lead character in the story, and I'm a real person, and everything in the book actually happened, except for the stuff that didn't.

The action revolves around my preparations for a pivotal role in the A-list relationship film Let's Make Love!  But my Homeric attempt to break through the glass ceiling of B-grade genre fare is hampered by a vengeful studio executive and a production that becomes infected by something called the "B movie virus," symptoms of which include excessive use of cheesy special effects, slapstick, and projectile vomiting.

From a violent fistfight with a Buddhist to a life-altering stint in federal prison, this novel has it all. And if the 72,444 words are too time-consuming, there are lots and lots of cool graphics.

Regards,

Bruce "Don't Call Me Ash" Campbell

 
Praise for Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way

 

"It's a great, goofy what-if."

---Entertainment Weekly

 

"Ultimately, Make Love is a Bruce Campbell novel, starring Bruce Campbell, written for Bruce Campbell fans for whom Bruce Campbell can do no wrong. They'll no doubt find Campbell's latest endeavor nothing short of---to quote one of his most famous characters---groovy."

---The Onion

 

"One of the most delightfully deranged experiences you'll have reading this year.  Hail to the king, baby."

---Rue Morgue

 
 

Synopsis:

In this autobiographical novel, the King of "B" movie actors gives his legions of fans the inside view of his hilarious attempt to become an "A" list actor.

About the Author

Campbell is the unltimate "B" actor with an evergrowing fanbase. His films in the Evil Dead series are cult favorites and his recurring character on Xena and Hercules is one of the most popular. His most recent role was as the star of WB's Jack Of All Trades. He lives in Jacksonville, Oregon.

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chidiock, December 30, 2006 (view all comments by chidiock)
Imagine if Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas had been written by B-movie star Bruce Campbell instead of Hunter Thompson. This oddly-titled gem has the same feeling of gonzo craziness as that book, but as seen from a more rational viewpoint. The only drugs involved are alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine, but Campbell's sharp sense of the absurd is pleasurably addictive.

The plot revolves around the author's alleged selection for a major role in an A-list film directed by Mike Nichols. He throws himself into researching the role, determined to prove he can hold his own with the likes of Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger. Of course, comic misfortune is usually only a misstep away.

If you are a Campbell fan, like the 1992 movie The Player, or just enjoy a wildly improbable tale, this book is for you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312312619
Author:
Campbell, Bruce
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20060822
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white photographs thr
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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Product details 368 pages St. Martin's Griffin - English 9780312312619 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Evil Dead star Bruce ("Hail to the king, baby!") Campbell follows his memoir, If Chins Could Kill, with a hilarious "autobiographical novel" about the B-movie king's unexpected starring role in an A-list production directed by Mike Nichols, co-starring Richard Gere and Renee Zellweger. By the time the Secret Service gets involved, you'll wish it were a real movie coming to a theater near you. But this clever, bracingly tongue-in-cheek book is the next best thing.

"Review" by , "It's a great, goofy what-if."
"Review" by , "Ultimately, Make Love is a Bruce Campbell novel, starring Bruce Campbell, written for Bruce Campbell fans for whom Bruce Campbell can do no wrong. They'll no doubt find Campbell's latest endeavor nothing short of — to quote one of his most famous characters — groovy."
"Review" by , "This approach generates some of the most witty showbiz lunacy since This Is Spinal Tap."
"Synopsis" by ,
"This approach generates some of the most witty showbiz lunacy since This Is Spinal Tap."

---Sacramento News & Review

 
What you're reading right now is known as the "flap copy." This is where the 72,444 words of my latest book are cooked down to fit this space.  But how does one do that? Do you reveal pivotal plot points like the one at the end of the book where the little girl on crutches points an accusing finger and shouts, "The killer is Mr. Potter"?

I have too much respect for you as an attention-deficient consumer to attempt such an obvious ruse. But let's not play games here. You picked up the book already, so you either:

A.  Know who I am

B.   Liked the cool smoking jacket I'm wearing on the cover

C.   Have just discovered that the bookstore restroom is out of toilet paper 

Is it a sequel to my autobiography If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor?  Sadly, no, which made it much harder to write. According to my publisher, I haven't "done" enough since 2001 to warrant another memoir.

Is it an "autobiographical novel"? Yes. I'm the lead character in the story, and I'm a real person, and everything in the book actually happened, except for the stuff that didn't.

The action revolves around my preparations for a pivotal role in the A-list relationship film Let's Make Love!  But my Homeric attempt to break through the glass ceiling of B-grade genre fare is hampered by a vengeful studio executive and a production that becomes infected by something called the "B movie virus," symptoms of which include excessive use of cheesy special effects, slapstick, and projectile vomiting.

From a violent fistfight with a Buddhist to a life-altering stint in federal prison, this novel has it all. And if the 72,444 words are too time-consuming, there are lots and lots of cool graphics.

Regards,

Bruce "Don't Call Me Ash" Campbell

 
Praise for Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way

 

"It's a great, goofy what-if."

---Entertainment Weekly

 

"Ultimately, Make Love is a Bruce Campbell novel, starring Bruce Campbell, written for Bruce Campbell fans for whom Bruce Campbell can do no wrong. They'll no doubt find Campbell's latest endeavor nothing short of---to quote one of his most famous characters---groovy."

---The Onion

 

"One of the most delightfully deranged experiences you'll have reading this year.  Hail to the king, baby."

---Rue Morgue

 
 

"Synopsis" by , In this autobiographical novel, the King of "B" movie actors gives his legions of fans the inside view of his hilarious attempt to become an "A" list actor.
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