Everyone Loves You When You're Dead (And Other Things I Learned from Famous People)

Neil Strauss

Everyone Loves You When You're Dead (And Other Things I Learned from Famous People)

Join Neil Strauss as he: Makes Lady Gaga cry - Tries to keep Motley Crue out of jail - Gets kidnapped by Courtney Love - Goes to church with Tom Cruise (and his mother) - Reads the mind of Britney Spears - Hunts down Jackie Chan - Gets picked on by Led Zeppelin - Buys nappies with Snoop Dogg - Goes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefani and hot-tubbing with Marilyn Manson - Talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash and sex with Chuck Berry - Gets molested by The Strokes, gets in trouble with Prince and gets Christina Aguilera into bed. Also features exclusive UK heavyweight champions Steve Coogan, Noel Fielding, Russell Brand and more... 2.8 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
Everyone Loves You When You're Dead (And Other Things I Learned from Famous People)

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Classification Non-fiction
Genre Music, Stage & Screen, Humour
Format Hardback
Pages
RRP £20.00
Date of Publication May 2011
ISBN 978-0857861160
Publisher Canongate
 

Join Neil Strauss as he: Makes Lady Gaga cry - Tries to keep Motley Crue out of jail - Gets kidnapped by Courtney Love - Goes to church with Tom Cruise (and his mother) - Reads the mind of Britney Spears - Hunts down Jackie Chan - Gets picked on by Led Zeppelin - Buys nappies with Snoop Dogg - Goes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefani and hot-tubbing with Marilyn Manson - Talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash and sex with Chuck Berry - Gets molested by The Strokes, gets in trouble with Prince and gets Christina Aguilera into bed. Also features exclusive UK heavyweight champions Steve Coogan, Noel Fielding, Russell Brand and more...

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Reviews

The Sunday Times

Rob Fitzpatrick

Fantastically entertaining … One of the book’s finest moments doesn’t even involve Strauss directly, but is a transcript of a phone call between Cher and Red Hot Chili Peppers and Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro as they discuss addiction and family — as well as their mutual respect for each other’s work — while the author sits quietly in the background. There is no reason for it to work, but it does because they talk to each other so openly and honestly that what emerges is a conversation that feels real, one with a sense of believability, of connection. The real strength of Strauss’s book is not just how often he nails that feeling, but — a few frowning misanthropes aside — just how satisfying it clearly is for both parties.

08/05/2011

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The Observer

Kitty Empire

The conceit clunks a little at first, as Snoop Dogg (shopping for nappies after death threats from his former label) segues into a bit of Johnny Cash (discussing mortality). But you swiftly adapt to Strauss's digressive bent and the pages flow, albeit in an attention-deficit sort of way.

15/05/2011

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The Sunday Telegraph

Sukhdev Sandhu

Everyone Loves You is intriguingly constructed and fine for dipping into. But unless you’re shocked by the news that famous people often feel insecure, overworked or uncertain about their next career move, it won’t strike you as adding up to more than the sum of its parts.

08/05/2011

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The Washington Post

James Rosen

As we traverse these 500 pages, careening from Bo Diddley to Lady Gaga, from Kazem Al Saher to Gwen Stefani, Gilmour and Waters to Snoop Dogg and Ludacris, even hard-core Straussians will be tempted to skip segments. Who really wants to hear from Korn — three times? But for the dogged reader, surprises abound.

11/03/2011

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