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By James Franco

ISBN-10: 0544114531

ISBN-13: 9780544114531

The actors in James Franco’s fabulous debut novel comprise a McDonald’s drive-thru operator who spends his shift making an attempt on accents; an ex-child celebrity recalling an immense beachside bacchanal; clinic volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic ebook written through a recognized actor long past AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there’s Franco himself, who prowls behind the scenes, peering out among the lines—before taking the degree with attention-grabbing meditations on his paintings, in addition to nightmarish stories of extra. “Hollywood has regularly been a personal 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 textual content messages and ghostly footnotes—and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Actors Anonymous is an extreme, wild trip into the darkish center of big name.

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The actors in James Franco’s really good debut novel comprise a McDonald’s drive-thru operator who spends his shift making an attempt on accents; an ex-child big name recalling an important beachside bacchanal; sanatorium volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic publication written by means of a well-known actor long gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there’s Franco himself, who prowls behind the scenes, peering out among the lines—before taking the level with interesting meditations on his paintings, in addition to nightmarish stories of extra. “Hollywood has constantly been a personal club,” he writes. “I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, glance inside of. ”
 
Told in a dizzying array of styles—from lyric essays and disarming testimonials to hilariously rambling textual content messages and ghostly footnotes—and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Actors nameless is an excessive, wild journey into the darkish center of megastar.

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Now what,” said Haley Joel Osment. ” “That won’t work. I can’t come pick you up tomorrow. I’m going to be sleepy. ” “You aren’t picking me up,” said Haley Joel Osment. ” “I will pick you up. I’ll build a board with wheels. And wheel myself. ” “Think about hamster ass,” said Haley Joel Osment. “Your brain will generate power. It works. ” “I can’t move. I should go. ” “Good,” said Haley Joel Osment. ” “You are coming tomorrow,” said Dakota Fanning. “I am coming tomorrow,” said Haley Joel Osment.

She probably saw me and is waiting for me to leave so she can yell at you,” said Haley Joel Osment. “It seems like she should have seen me. ” said Haley Joel Osment. “I don’t know,” said Dakota Fanning. indd 52 7/9/10 7:48:40 AM 5 3 • Ric ha rd Yates “I kept telling them to give me money,” said Haley Joel Osment on Gmail chat the next night about his meeting with his publisher earlier that day. “With $2,000 I can move to New Jersey. ” “I will,” said Dakota Fanning. “On the train they canceled it and made everyone get off.

They walked toward Price Chopper holding hands. Large houses and tall trees were on either side of the road. m. Dakota Fanning pointed at a house and said it was where her brother went to do drugs. Haley Joel Osment made a small noise. He stared ahead and didn’t think about anything. After a few minutes he focused on his life and then asked if Dakota Fanning found him an apartment yet. She said she rode her bike yesterday and looked at newspapers and didn’t find anything but would keep looking and would probably find something soon.

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