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Big Kiss: One Actor's Desperate Attempt to Claw His Way to the Top

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In this memoir of Alford's hilarious attempts at becoming a performer, he is rejected by directors, ignored by casting people, abused by a sadistic acting teacher, and educated in the finer points of Shakespearean acting. Finally, Alford finds his niche as the co-host of VH1's new hit series, "Rock of Ages."
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published March 14th 2000 by Villard
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Apr 01, 2009 Joe rated it it was ok
This book tells the autobiographical story of Henry Alford's attempts to become a professional actor. It describes his time in various actor training classes in LA and NY. In the end, he ends up working on some VH1 show -- which seems perfect for style of humor.

This book didn't really work for me. It was a pretty easy read, but I found myself on the edge of boredom pretty much through its entire reading. His humor is mostly built on his being in slightly ridiculous situations, most of which are
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Henry Alford is an American humorist and journalist who has contributed to Vanity Fair and The New York Times for over a decade. He has also written for The New Yorker.
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