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Memoirs and misinformation / Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon.

Carrey, Jim, 1962- (author.). Vachon, Dana, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library CAR (Text) 33500013284682 New Checked out 10/06/2020
Moorhead Public Library CAR (Text) 33500013284690 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525655978
  • ISBN: 0525655972
  • Physical Description: 255 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Novel"--Jacket.
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"A semi-autobiographical novel follows the experiences of a successful but lonely, slightly overweight movie star who seeks to escape depression through a new romance and an Oscar-worthy role, only to discover the universe's alternative plans."--Provided by publisher.
Meet Jim Carrey. He's an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege-- but he's also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even getting fat? Nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui ... until Jim meets Georgie: ruthless ingénue, love of his life. And he has a role to play in a boundary-pushing new picture that may help him uncover a whole new side to himself-- his Oscar vehicle! Things are looking up! But the universe has other plans ... -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    Actor Carrey's first novel, cowritten with Vachon, author of Mergers and Acquisitions (2007), focuses on a heightened version of Carrey's life, one that swirls in a miasma of celebrity, wealth, power, excess, and hubris. In an emotional and spiritual crisis, Carrey has gained weight, and photos of his unhappy state have been sent around the world. But then he meets Georgie and quickly falls in love, and screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (who also, in the real world, has a forthcoming debut novel, Antkind) offers him an absurd but potentially Oscar-worthy role. Although Carrey constantly spouts spiritual ideals, he craves that recognition. Throughout, Carrey has flashbacks to his Canadian childhood, which are some of the most interesting parts of the novel. Reminiscent of Mark Leyner's absurdist depictions of wealth (The Sugar Frosted Nutsack, 2012) and with a similarly otherworldly depiction of L.A. in A. M. Homes' This Book Will Save Your Life (2006), this is an engaging, fun tale that plays with the public perceptions of celebrities, questions our compulsive need to view, and contains a gloriously off-the-wall conclusion. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

JIM CARREY is an award-winning actor and artist. 

DANA VACHON is the author of the novel Mergers and Acquisitions. His essays and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and Vanity Fair. He lives in Brooklyn.

Subject: Carrey, Jim, 1962- > Fiction.
Actors > Fiction.
Comedians > Fiction.
Celebrities > Fiction.
Overweight men > Fiction.
Fame > Fiction.
Privilege (Social psychology) > Fiction.
Multiverse > Fiction.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) > Social life and customs > Fiction.
FICTION > Biographical.
FICTION > Humorous > Black Humor.
FICTION > Visionary & Metaphysical.
Carrey, Jim, 1962-
Actors.
Autobiographical fiction.
Comedians.
Fame.
California > Los Angeles > Hollywood.
Genre: Satire.
Fiction.
Autobiographical fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Autobiographical fiction.
Satirical literature.
Dark humor.

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