Hollywood, Interrupted: Insanity Chic in Babylon -- The Case Against Celebrity

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Hollywood, Interrupted is a sometimes frightening, occasionally sad, and frequently hysterical odyssey into the darkest realms of showbiz pathology, the endless stream of meltdowns and flameouts, and the inexplicable behavior on the part of show business personalities.

Charting celebrities from rehab to retox, to jails, cults, institutions, near-death experiences and the Democratic Party, Hollywood, Interrupted takes readers on a surreal field trip into the amoral belly of the entertainment industry. Each chapter — covering topics including warped Hollywood child-rearing, bad medicine, hypocritical political maneuvering and the complicit media — delivers a meticulously researched, interview-infused, attitude heavy dispatch which analyzes and deconstructs the myths created by the celebrities themselves.

Celebrities somehow believe that it's their god-given right to inflict their pathology on the rest of us. Hollywood, Interrupted illustrates how these dysfunctional dilettantes are mad as hell... And we're not going to take it any more.

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These are some of the reasons why Hollywood's misbehaving stars do what they do, but over the past few years, their stories have become so outrageous that it's hard to tell what they're actually thinking-- if they're thinking at all!

In this entertainment industry expose, Andrew Breitbart and Mark Ebner pull back the curtain to reveal the twisted culture of Hollywood and the preposterous penchants of today's high-profile celebrities. From John Travolta, Tom Cruise, and Ann Heche to Eddie Murphy, Oliver Stone, and Courtney Love, "Hollywood, Interrupted presents the mind-altered behavior of the most reality-challenged celebrities from all walks of life and every genre.

"Hollywood, Interrupted explores how the pathological behavior of celebrities has destroyed comedy, snuffed relationships, and demeaned family values. Each chapter delivers a meticulously researched, interview-infused, attitude-heavy dispatch-- which analyzes and deconstructs the myths created by celebrities and their way-too-protective handlers.

You'll enter a world where: Celebrities and Hollywood power players engage in "cyber," "off-line" sex and subterfuge with a young America Online customer service agent "Young Hollywood" swing clubs and "porno-tainment" become mainstream diversions Statutory rapist Roman Polanski can win a Best Director Oscar, but can't collect it because of the criminal conviction against him in the United States Some of the most famous stars send their children to an elite high school with a curriculum that includes extracurricular cross-dressing and a mandatory pseudo-therapeutic program called "Mysteries" Celebrity nannies get so stressed they've formed a BeverlyHills support group Mathew Perry, Robert Downwy Jr., and Ben Affleck, among others, vacation at "five star" rehab resort centers Hollywood Madame Heidi Fleiss can emerge from prison a born-again celebrity, ready to cash in

Frequently hysterical and occasionally frightening, "Hollywood, Interrupted digs deep to uncover how in Hollywood cults rule, Dr. Feelgood stands ready to fill your prescription, celebrity kids shoot speedballs, and your neighbor runs a brothel.

Both entertaining and engaging, "Hollywood, Interrupted reveals the real Hollywood and mocks the movie mavens, sitcom screwballs, and musical misfits who view being on medication, under house arrest, in rehab, or on deathwatch as just part of the job.

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"This is a fun book!"
—Jon Stewart, The Daily Show

"This is a great book to read and a dangerous book to write. Breitbart and Ebner can hide in my basement when the Powers that Be in Hollywood put out a contract on them."
—Jonah Goldberg, National Review

"One of America's greatest industries has become one of the most destructive. Hollywood, Interrupted describes the misogynist, pill-popping degenerates who now define American culture."
—Ann Coulter, bestselling author

"Half Hollywood Babylon III, half Book of Virtues, Breitbart and Ebner's juicy polemic does for Hollywood celebrities what Liar's Poker did for Wall Street investment bankers."
—Mickey Kaus, Slate magazine columnist

"Hollywood is worse than you ever imagined, and Hollywood, Interrupted pulls no punches. It would be depressing, if it weren't so hilarious."
—Prof. Glenn Reynolds, InstaPundit.com Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee

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