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.
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:
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