Admit One: My Life in Film

Emmett James


Set in Croydon, South London, within the Nineteen Eighties, Admit One info how self-deprecating author Emmett James escaped from the rigors of youth by way of going to the cinema. via wry wit and statement, the author displays, obsesses, and rages approximately movie and its correlation to our pasts. lifestyles quickly imitates paintings, and the narrator reveals that his precise calling is in transcendence from one facet of the display to the opposite. He comes to a decision to depart England for the one position the place he can notice his dream of changing into an actor--Hollywood.

We stick with the narrator on his quite a few adventures: as he jumps from forgery to pornography to crashing the Academy Awards lower than the alias of a nominated author. the entire whereas, the movies that encouraged each one story contextualize this funny number of tales. The narrator eventually offers a special perception into the attention-grabbing of movie, ultimately himself stumbling into the largest box-office grossing movie of all time.

Praise for Admit One:

''Hilarious, sincere, touching, and poignant. The tales transported me again to my adolescence, likely the very position from which I escaped years ago!''
--Phillip Rhys, actor, 24, Nip/Tuck

''Funny and relocating, shooting vividly crucial moments of stripling. a really own tale to which everybody can relate.''
--Bob Read, The this night express with Jay Leno, Last comedian Standing

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