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Actors Anonymous

(2013)
A novel by

 
Nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album

The actors in James Franco's brilliant debut novel include a McDonald's drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex-child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there's Franco himself, who prowls backstage, peering out between the lines-before taking the stage with fascinating meditations on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. "Hollywood has always been a private 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 text messages and ghostly footnotes-and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous's Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Actors Anonymous is an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity.

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Used availability for James Franco's Actors Anonymous


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Hardback Editions

October 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous
Author(s): James Franco
ISBN: 0-544-11453-1 / 978-0-544-11453-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little A / New Harvest
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous
Author(s): James Franco
ISBN: 0-571-31170-9 / 978-0-571-31170-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous
Author(s): James Franco
ISBN: 0-571-31169-5 / 978-0-571-31169-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous: A Novel
Author(s): James Franco
ISBN: 1-4778-0085-9 / 978-1-4778-0085-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little A
Availability: Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

December 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous: A Novel
Author(s): James Franco
ISBN: 1-4915-7429-1 / 978-1-4915-7429-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous: A Novel
Author(s): James Franco
ISBN: 1-4805-5538-X / 978-1-4805-5538-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous: A Novel
Author(s): James Franco
ISBN: 1-4805-5545-2 / 978-1-4805-5545-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous: A Novel
Author(s): James Franco
ISBN: 1-4805-5552-5 / 978-1-4805-5552-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous: A Novel
Author(s): James Franco
ISBN: 1-4805-5559-2 / 978-1-4805-5559-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous: A Novel
Author(s): James Franco
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous
Author(s): James Franco
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Actors Anonymous: A Novel
Author(s): James Franco
Publisher: Little A
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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