If You Won't Read, Then Why Should I Write? (Success and Failure Series)

In 1997, the world obtained a grainy video revealing lurid excerpts from honeymooners Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee's post-wedding celebration aboard a small yacht. Laying bare the mysteries of their intimate lives, this video became the first spark in a long and culturally supported trend: the leaked celebrity home movie. Aligning criminal histories with transcribed extracts from such broadcasts, If You Won't Read Then Why Should I Write? documents the bathetic moments beyond a publicist's protective shield, while offering a sobering appraisal of American social justice. * Kimmy K at Burger King * The petit shamanism of Miley smoking salvia divinorum * Vince bouncing on a bed.

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By Tosh (Los Angeles, CA) · ★★★★★ · September 02, 2012
The unguarded moments of famous people, where normally it is always guarded. Sex tapes are fascinating, in that the participants used them for future reference or is it the thought of being recorded while doing something nasty is the appeal? Or losing control and being totally exposed beyond one'... ...more
By Charles Dee (Dallas, TX) · ★★★★★ · January 02, 2013
This slender black paperback comes with no forward, preface, introduction, or author's note. There is a table of contents to let you know that what is on its way involves a panoply of America's most excruciating media whores, the actors, musicians, and TMZ regulars who trot their anything but pri... ...more
By Wendy (Long Beach, CA) · ★★★★☆ · June 10, 2014
Such a surprisingly interesting little read from an indie press. Love the format. Since I went in "cold," I didn't know whether the scripts were fiction or non. Kept going back & forth on it, too. They are too ridiculous to be real, but way too ridiculous to be made up. The Tom Sizemore stuff... ...more
By M. (San Francisco, CA) · ★★★★★ · December 15, 2014
The repeated insistence that find me tampering my potentiality of reviewing Jarett's books in any real capacity are always tempered by him being my "bestie" or whatever. I mean, though really, this book had me thinking a lot, and most of that "thinking a lot" comes out in the interview I did with... ...more
By Chris (Bellingham, WA) · ★★★★☆ · June 29, 2014
Really interesting exercise that basically pits the public's love of sexual intrigue and spectacle against the backdrop of actual violent crimes that celebrities have been involved in, and gotten away with due to their celebrity. It's sort of a bleak image, but well worth the half an hour it take... ...more
By Cassandra (Chicago, IL) · ★★★★★ · April 22, 2013
startling presence of innate violence that is always very visible in every tabloid headline, but here the statics lay bare a new kind of brutality harbored through time, money, and self-idol worship. ...more