aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

You too could write a celebrity biography (or ghost an autobiography)

Time's Joel Stein writes: "When I heard that Sarah Palin wrote her upcoming 400-page autobiography, Going Rogue: An American Life, in four months, I thought, What took her so long? To prove that introspection doesn't need to be time-consuming, I decided to try to write my memoir in one day. Since Palin had a ghostwriter, I figured it was only fair that I have help too, so I called Neil Strauss, who co-wrote the best-selling memoirs of Marilyn Manson, Mötley Crüe, Dave Navarro and Jenna Jameson. Strauss and fellow ghostwriter Anthony Bozza run an imprint called Igniter, which — after training people to write other people's autobiographies — is cranking out the stories of model Amber Smith, gangster Johnny Fratto and Bozo the Clown."

Together, they thought up an outline for his life, but I think it would work for nearly any celeb tell all book:
"1) "Childhood Trauma," 2) "Turning Point That Changed My Life," 3) "Rise Against the Odds," 4) "Celebrity Name-Dropping," 5) "Hitting Rock Bottom" and 6) "Redemption and Recovery.""

Read his entire article here. There's also a link to the biography they wrote in an afternoon, and it's pretty funny.

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