About the Book

Actors Anonymous

by James Franco

The actors in James Franco’s brilliant debut novel include a McDonald’s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there’s Franco himself, who prowls backstage, peering out between the lines --- before taking the stage with fascinating meditations on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. “Hollywood has always been a private club,” he writes. “I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, Look inside.”
 
Told in a dizzying array of styles --- from lyric essays and disarming testimonials to hilariously rambling text messages and ghostly footnotes --- and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous’ TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, ACTORS ANONYMOUS is an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity.

Actors Anonymous
by James Franco

  • Publication Date: October 15, 2013
  • Genres: Movies
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Little A / New Harvest
  • ISBN-10: 0544114531
  • ISBN-13: 9780544114531