Admit One: My Life in Film by Emmett James was free for just a few hours the first week of February, and is free today from the Amazon Kindle store; needless to say, if you are interested in this one I strongly suggest you grab it now as it may disappear quickly again (then again, it could stay free for months this time – who knows?). It has received an average user rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 27 customer reviews, and you can pick up your free copy by clicking here.
Here is the book’s description from the Amazon website:
First set in Croydon, South London, in the 1980s, Admit One details how Emmett James escaped the pains of adolescence by going to the cinema. With wry, self-deprecating humor and observation, the author reflects on, obsesses over, and rages about film and its correlation to our pasts. The author finds that his true calling is in transiting one side of the screen to the other. He decides to leave England for the only place where he can realize his dream of becoming an actor – America. We then follow the author on his numerous Hollywood adventures, watching as he glides smoothly from forgery to pornography to crashing the Academy Awards under the alias of a nominated screenwriter, and eventually stumbles into acting in the highest-grossing movie of all time, Titanic. At every turn, the films that inspired Emmett James as a child resurface, and they serve to contextualize his humorous collection of stories in which he provides unique insights into the fascinating world of film.
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