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Out of Sync by Lance Bass
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Aug 12, 2008

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bookshelves: gay-lesbian, biography-autobiography, read-in-2008, music
Read in August, 2008

I'm torn about this book. On the one hand, there were parts that were interesting such as the formation of this band and its battle with their handler, Lou Perlman. On the other hand, too much felt glossed over or written in a very superficial manner. Over the years I have heard Lance Bass described as a nice Southern gentleman. That may be a nice compliment, but it does not translate well into an autobiography. Bass provides no real depth into his struggles with his sexuality, his first sexual experiences, or exactly what he told the other members of the group about his being gay. It's all rushed through with everything being hunky dory. You really don't get much insight into the guy, no real examination of his feelings. Everything is just nice. It's a short book and I read it in two days, which is a sign that at 28, Bass was way too young to really write an autobiography. He honestly hasn't lived a full life and been given the ability to reflect back honestly about what transpired in his life. May be when he is older, we will get a more truthful and honest book. Until then, this will have to suffice.

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message 1: by Heather (new)

Heather Russell I have not read the book so it may not be too good, but a little rough on Lance I think. I have seen him on interviews and he appears nice. Maybe he doesn't have al the answers or the life time insight, but as a young guy, this is what he has to say. Besides, he needs to make money somehow since there is no more N'Sync. :)

message 2: by Sheyla (new) - added it

Sheyla i agree with both of you. nsync alone lance is worth at least 30 million usd. now add in all the other stuff hes done since then......

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