Hollywood stories, a book with all the gossip and secret you want to know - review

I don't know about about, but I'm secretly addicted to TMZ, Extra and Access Hollywood. I really like to hear about the behind the scenes antics of my favorite movie stars and Hollywood personalities. There is something that makes me want to know the dirty little secrets or unknown stories that happen on movie sets, Hollywood hangouts and general lives of famous people. What about you?  Do you secretly have this little obsession too?  Well I have a new book for you.

Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies!
By Stephen Schochet

Here's a synopsis: "At high noon on a cold November day in 1974, sixty-seven-year-old John Wayne faced off with the staff of the Harvard Lampoon on the famous campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The students had issued their challenge by calling the beloved American icon a fraud. Wayne, who had his new movie McQ to promote, responded by saying he would be happy to show his film in the pseudo-intellectual swamps of Harvard Square. After the screening, without writers, the former USC footballer delivered a classic performance. When one smart young man asked where he got his phony toupee, Wayne insisted the hair was real. It wasn't his, but it was real. The appreciative underclassmen loved him and after the Q and A session, they all sat down to dinner. Later Wayne, who was suffering greatly from both gout and the after effects of lung cancer (sadly the Duke only had five years to live), said that day at Harvard was the best time he ever had.

Just when you thought you've heard everything about Hollywood comes a totally original new book -- a special blend of biography, history and lore.

Hollywood Stories is packed with wild, wonderful short tales about famous stars, movies, directors and many others who have been a part of the world's most fascinating, unpredictable industry!
What makes the book unique is that the reader can go to any page and find a completely engaging and illuminating yarn. Sometimes people won't realize that they are reading about The Three Stooges or Popeye the Sailor until they come to the end of the story. The Midwest Book Review says Hollywood Stories is, "packed from cover to cover with fascinating tales."

Full of funny moments and twist endings, Hollywood Stories features an amazing, all-star cast of legendary characters and icons and will keep you totally entertained!

What I liked about this book is that it combines both old time Hollywood stories with newer, more popular stars. From stories about the Three Stooges stars to Jim Carey (did you know that Jim Carey crashed Universal Studio Tours), I learned little tidbits about the quirks of these big time personalities. For me, I could see how these stars real lives influence their popular movie characters. It's nice to see that the carefully crafted media images can be real normal people too.

If you would like to learn more about this book, please visit the
Hollywood Stories: Short, Entertaining Anecdotes About the Stars and Legends of the Movies!
By Stephen Schochet.  There is also a book trailer on YouTube. And, if you would like to read the ebook for yourself, enter to win a copy here.

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Disclosure: I am part of a book tour. I received this book to review.

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