The author collects the most revealing moments from his dozens of celebrity interviews, including Tom Cruise's thoughts on Scientology, Snoop Dogg on record companies and baby diapers and Eric Clapton's thoughts on the death of Kurt Cobain, plus intimate looks at Madonna, Johnny Cash, Cher, Hugh Hefner and more.
You can tell a lot about somebody in a minute. If you choose the right minute. Here are 228 of them.
Join Neil Strauss, "The Mike Tyson of interviewers," (Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum), as he
* Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep MÖtley Crüe out of jail & gets kidnapped by Courtney Love
* Shoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his mother
* Spends the night with Trent Reznor, reads the mind of Britney Spears & finds religion with Stephen Colbert
* Gets picked on by Led Zeppelin, threatened by the mafia & serenaded by Leonard Cohen
* Picks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dog & prison survival tips from Rick James
* Goes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefani & hot tubbing with Marilyn Manson
* Talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash & sex with Chuck Berry
* Gets molested by the Strokes, in trouble with Prince & in bed with… you’ll find out who inside
And many, many more awkward moments and accidental adventures with the world’s number one stars in Everyone Love You When You’re Dead.
About the Author
Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The Game and coauthor of three New York Times best-sellers: Jenna Jameson's How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, MÖtley CrÜe's The Dirt, and Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road Out of Hell -- as well as Dave Navarro's Don't Try This At Home, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. A writer for Rolling Stone, Strauss lives in Los Angeles
Journalist Strauss, who has coauthored books with the band members of Mötley Crüe (The Dirt) and porn superstar Jenna Jameson (How to Make Love Like a Porn Star) now offers a terrific look at the dysfunctional livelihoods of stardom, a theme based on his many interviews for various publications. Strauss went back to his original interview tapes and notes in search of moments—mostly unpublished—that reveal "the truth or essence of each person, story, or experience." He liberally and ingeniously cuts back and forth between scenes, such as pairing the youthful, arrogant claims of Oasis that the band could have been the Beatles in the 1960s with the tortured feeling of the Who's aging leader Pete Townshend ("All we can do in the future is look back"). In other instances, he shows the self-doubt shared by Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner and actor Orlando Bloom. But the best moments come when Strauss has earned such trust of his subjects that he becomes part of some very weird scenes, all of which are presented in all their often hilarious detail: shooting guns with Ludacris, getting kidnapped by Courtney Love, making Lady Gaga cry, and shopping for Pampers with Snoop Dogg. (Mar.)
"Gonzo interviewing at its best."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15th March 2011
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.5 x 3.7
Weight (kg): 0.712