1996: If I’m So Famous, How Come Nobody’s Ever Heard of Me?

If I’m So Famous, How Come Nobody’s Ever Heard of Me? (1996) by Jewel Shepard

I’ve read one of Shepard’s previous books, Invasion of the B Girls, which was a pretty interesting book. So while I’m eventually going to read this book, I just don’t have the time to do so right now, and I really want to wind up this Kitchen Sink blog, so I’m just gonna give you some snaps of this book.

I may update this later with a “real” post after I’ve read the book.

This includes a nice postcard…

Anyway, I’ve read a couple pages here and there, and it seems pretty well-written? It’s got a witty, bantering tone that I recognise from her previous book.

We apparently get more or less a full biography here, and her mother seems like, er, a character.

But we skip ahead to her landing in Hollywood already in the third chapter.

Lots of anecdotes.

And a small colour section.


People like it:

I found the writing to be unpolished at times, but I much prefer an autobiography to actually be written by its subject, as opposed to the slickly polished ghost-written memoirs that get churned out by the likes of Anthony Bozza. All in all, a good read, and an eye-opening look at the life of a B-movie actress and exotic dancer.

OK, that’s it until I actually read the book, and then there’s probably going to be more text after this colon:


This is the two hundred and thirty-sixth post in the Entire Kitchen Sink blog series.

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