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July 2005 Selection: If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor
By: Bruce Campbell
Copyright: 2002


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About the Book:

Jacket Blurb: "Okay, so at least you're interested enough to pick up this book and look inside. I think you and I are going to get along just fine. Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor. Am I supposed to know this guy? you think to yourself. No, and that's exactly the point. Bookstores are chock full of household name actors and their high stakes shenanigans. I don't want to be a spoilsport, but we've all been down that road before. Case in point: look to your left - see that Judy Garland book? You don't need that, you know plenty about her already - great voice, crappy life. Now look to your right at the Charlton Heston book. You don't need to cough up hard-earned dough for that either. You know his story too - great voice, crappy toupee. The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am, there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune. If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor is my first book, and I invite you to ride with me through the choppy waters of blue collar Hollywood. Okay, so buy the damned book already and read like the wind! Best, Bruce Campbell P.S. If the book sucks, at least there are gobs of pictures, and they're not crammed in the middle like all those other actor books."

Related Web sites:

The Official Bruce Campbell Web site

"If Chins..." page at the Bruce Campbell Web site

Bruce Campbell interview at Salon.com [July 2005]

Bruce Campbell interview at IGN Filmforce

Bruce Campbell page on Wikipedia

Bruce Campbell entry in the Internet Movie Database


If You Like If Chins Could Kill, Try:

Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
By: Bruce Campbell. 2005.

Creature Features: The Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Movie Guide
By: John Stanley. 2000.

Scream Queens: Heroines of the Horrors
By: Calvin Thomas Beck. 1978.

So Far, So Good: A Memoir
By: Burgess Meredith. 1994.


If Chins Could Kill Reader Comments:

I've been a fan of Bruce's mainly since his days on The Adventures of Brisco County Jr., and have grown to appreciate his goofiness in most of his films too. This bio was a lot of fun...quite a bit different from your typical "Hollywood" star biography!.

-- Scott C.
Bennett Martin Public Library.
Customer Review Score - 9

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