Actor Bruce Campbell ("Army of Darkness", "Xena: Warrior Princess", "Jack of All Trades") will be signing copies of his audio book CD, "Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way". A self-professed B-movie actor, Bruce makes fun of the movie industry "system" with a mix of wit and self-effacing humor. Here's the summary from his site, www.bruce-campbell.com:
Is this a relationship book? Well, if by ?relationship book? you mean that the characters in it have relationships or are related to someone, then yes, absolutely. Will you learn how to pick up chicks? Good heavens, I can only hope so, though for best results in that department you should both read this book and be Brad Pitt.
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 all the stuff that didn?t.
Mostly, the action revolves around my preparations for a pivotal role in director Mike Nichols?s A-list relationship film Let's Make Love!, starring Richard Gere, Renée Zellweger, and Christopher Plummer. This is the kind of break most actors can only dream of. 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.
When someone fingers me as the guy responsible for the virus, thus ruining my good standing in the entertainment industry (hey, I said it was fiction, okay?), I become a fugitive racing against the clock, an innocent patsy battling the shadowy forces of the studio system to clear my name, save my career, and destroy the Death Star. In a jaw-dropping twist worthy of Hitchcock (page 274), you'll gasp as I turn the tables on Hollywood and attempt to salvage my reputation in a town where you?re only as good as your last remake.
From a violent fistfight with a Buddhist to a life-altering stint in federal prison, this novel has it all. If you like John Grisham, Tom Clancy, or one too many run-on sentences, you'll absolutely love Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way. And if the 72,444 words are too time-consuming, there are lots and lots of cool graphics.
Bruce "Don't Call Me Ash" Campbell
Best part is the audio book CD is narrated by Bruce himself along with a host of other actors! Stop by, meet "The Chin", and support his habit of entertaining us. Please check Bruce's website at www.bruce-campbell.com ("Appearances") for any changes in this venue.
Added by somethingshiny on September 24, 2005