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Admit One by Emmett James
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Apr 08, 10

bookshelves: review-copy, non-fiction
Read in March, 2010

This book was not what I was expecting. For some reason, I thought it would be a gossipy book about Hollywood stars. Instead, it was much, much better! It's an amusing trip down memory lane as James recounts how weekly trips to the cinema shaped his entire life,eventually leading him to Hollywood.

There is a little Hollywood gossip, but nothing mean or unbecoming. Kate Winslet, Frances Fisher and James Cameron (who he met during his stint filming Titanic) all sound like lovely people. And the actresses from Lap Dance come off as very professional, despite him classifying it as soft porn! James has the ability to laugh at himself and the situations he finds himself in, but never becomes mean-spirited or vindictive. He even makes sleeping on the floor in his empty room at the Y sound worthwhile!

James is a very talented writer, with a snarky sense of humor that I fell in love with. He makes his life story fascinating and fun, while at the same time highlighting certain films that had an impact on his life. This was a fast read for me, and I really enjoyed getting to know James. Gave it a 4/5 rating as I enjoyed reading the book and think the author is incredibly talented! Who would have guessed that a pornographic forger imposter would have such an interesting life? ;)

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