Everyone Loves You When You're Dead by Neil Strauss
Journeys into Fame and Madness

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Neil Strauss can uncover the naked truth like nobody else. With his groundbreaking book The Game, Strauss penetrated the secret society of pickup artists. Now, in Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, the Rolling Stone journalist collects the greatest moments from the most insane music interviews of all time.

Join Neil Strauss, "The Mike Tyson of interviewers," (Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum), as he

Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep Mötley Crüe out of jail & is asked to smoke Kurt Cobain's ashes by Courtney LoveShoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his motherSpends the night with Trent Reznor, reads the mind of Britney Spears & finds religion with Stephen ColbertGets picked on by Led Zeppelin, threatened by the mafia & serenaded by Leonard CohenPicks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dog & prison survival tips from Rick JamesGoes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefani & hot tubbing with Marilyn MansonTalks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash & sex with Chuck BerryGets molested by the Strokes, in trouble with Prince & in bed with . . . you'll find out who inside.

Enjoy many, many more awkward moments and accidental adventures with the world's number one stars in Everyone Love You When You're Dead.

 

About Neil Strauss

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Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game, Rules of the Game, and Emergency. He is also the coauthor of three other New York Times bestsellers—Jenna Jameson's How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, MÖtley CrÜe's The Dirt, and Marilyn Manson's The Long Hard Road Out of Hell—as well as Dave Navarro's Don't Try This at Home, a Los Angeles Times bestseller. His latest book, Everyone Loves You When You're Dead, collects the 228 best, craziest, and most soul-baring moments from his adventures with musicians, celebrities, and icons while writing cover stories for Rolling Stone and the New York Times. Strauss lives in Los Angeles.
 
Published May 1, 2012 by It Books. 544 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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By his own count, the author has conducted some 3,000 interviews with the famous, not-so-famous, used-to-be-famous and ought-to-be-famous denizens of popular culture.

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The Guardian

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Fans of the antics of tattooed rock pigs will know Neil Strauss as the credited ghost-writer of autobiographies of Marilyn Manson (1998) and metal outfit Motley Crüe (2001).

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Publishers Weekly

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Journalist Strauss, who has coauthored books with the band members of Mötley Crüe (The Dirt) and porn superstar Jenna Jameson (How to Make Love Like a Porn Star) now offers a terrific look at the dysfunctional livelihoods of stardom, a theme based on his many interviews for various publications.

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It’s a scary thought that Britney Spears has been around longer than the Beatles, had a longer career than the Beatles… And that’s another commonality—people who were raised and didn’t have unconditional love from at least one parent are the ones who get involved in big-time scandals, who really...

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Examiner

And quite a few rockers who just come off as whiny (Soul Asylum’s Dave Pirner) and… well, as just complete jackasses (Prince), but quite possibly the best section of the book is a list of actual questions lawyers have demanded that Strauss get the guys in Motley Crue to answer before the book can...

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The Telegraph

Everyone Loves You When You're Dead by Neil Strauss In loftier circles too, from within the pages of The Paris Review to the 24-hour interview marathons conducted in gallery spaces by the curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist, to the stages of a growing number of museum...

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Campus Circle

“I used to think I was the homeliest, most unlovable guy in school – I really did,” reveals best-selling author Neil Strauss.

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