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Not a day goes by when I don t wake up and think, just for a second, usually between taking a leak and brushing my teeth, what the hell happened? Eight years ago, Tom Green lived in his parents basement in Canada. He spent his time skateboarding, making funny videos with his friends, and dreaming of hosting his own talk show. MTV saw his low-budget public access show and brought him to New York, and Tom s next few years in show business were a bizarre roller-coaster ride. Not only did he achieve his dream with "The Tom Green Show," but he launched a movie career and married a Hollywood actress. Then the tide turned. Their house burned down. Tom was diagnosed with testicular cancer (and recorded his surgery in a hysterical, oddly moving documentary for MTV). He endured a highly publicized divorce. All of a sudden, he went from media darling to media punching bag. "Hollywood Causes Cancer," now in paperback, is the full story of Tom Green s wildly entertaining trip to celebrity. It s an absorbing and revelatory look at a dramatic, excessive, ruthless place called Hollywood, and how one man survived his journey into the heart of it all."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781400052776
ISBN-10: 1400052777
Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 134mm x 15mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tom Green

Tom Green was the host of "The Tom Green Show" and "The New Tom Green Show "and starred in such films as" Road Trip" and "Freddy Got Fingered." His rap album is being released by Sony/BMG Records, and he s currently writing and directing his second feature film. Allen Rucker is the author of the #1" New York Times "bestseller "The Sopranos Family Cookbook," "The Sopranos: A Family History," and two books with Martin Mull, "The History of White People in America" and "A Paler Shade of White.""

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