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But Enough About Me

But Enough About Me

(2006)
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The second I stepped through the doors of Rolling Stone as a real employee, I wanted to shake off my old personality like the rigid husk of a cicada. But how could I cultivate a new, hip persona when I lived with my parents in a New Jersey suburb and wore black leggings as pants?

New Jersey in the 1980s had everything Jancee Dunn wanted: trips down the shore, Bruce Springsteen, a tantalizing array of malls, and, especially, her family. Barreling down the Turnpike in her parents' Buick LeSabre, her perm brushing the ceiling of the car, she felt ragingly alive. But one night she met a girl who worked at Rolling Stone magazine in New York City. To Jancee, who visited the city exactly once a year with her parents and two sisters, New York might as well have been in Canada. But she loved music, so with bleak expectations she passed along her resume, dashing her father's hopes that she would carry on the family legacy of service to J. C. Penney (a man so revered that a bust of his head was proudly displayed in the den) .

Soon Jancee found herself backstage and behind the scenes, interviewing a countless (and nerve-racking) parade of some of the most famous people in the world, among them Madonna, Cameron Diaz, and Beyonce. She trekked to the Canadian Rockies to hike with Brad Pitt, was chased by paparazzi who mistook her for Ben Affleck's new girlfriend, snacked on Velveeta with Dolly Parton, and danced drunkenly onstage with the Beastie Boys. She even became a TV star as a pioneering VJ on MTV2.

As her life spun faster, she plunged into the booze-soaked rock-and-roll life, trading her good-girl suburban past for late nights and hipster guys. But then a chance meeting turned Jancee's life in an unexpected direction and helped her to finally learn to appreciate where she came from, who she was, and what she wanted to be.

Riotously funny and tremendously touching, But Enough About Me is the story of an outsider who couldn't quite bring herself to become an insider and introduces readers to a hysterical, lovable real-life heroine.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
Title: But Enough About Me: How a Small Town Girl Went from Shag Carpet to the Red Carpet
Author(s): Jancee Dunn
ISBN: 1-4352-8934-X / 978-1-4352-8934-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-22
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: But Enough About Me: A Jersey Girl's Unlikely Adventures Among the Absurdly Famous
Author(s): Jancee Dunn
ISBN: 0-06-084364-0 / 978-0-06-084364-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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Paperback Editions

June 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: But Enough About Me: How a Small-Town Girl Went from Shag Carpet to the Red Carpet
Author(s): Jancee Dunn
ISBN: 0-06-084365-9 / 978-0-06-084365-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: It Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: But Enough About Me: Adventures in Celebsville
Author(s): Jancee Dunn
ISBN: 0-7553-1572-3 / 978-0-7553-1572-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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July 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: But Enough About Me: From Eighties Geek to Rock 'n' Roll Chic - Adventures in Celebsville
Author(s): Jancee Dunn
ISBN: 0-7553-1571-5 / 978-0-7553-1571-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: But Enough About Me: How a Small-Town Girl Went from Shag Carpet to the Red Carpet
Author(s): Jancee Dunn
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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