The Billy Bob Tapes

A Cave Full of Ghosts

by Billy Bob Thornton, Kinky Friedman

On Sale: 02/19/2013

The Billy Bob Tapes

A Cave Full of Ghosts

by Billy Bob Thornton, Kinky Friedman

On Sale: 02/19/2013

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About the Book

There is—and could only ever be—one Billy Bob Thornton:  actor, musician, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and accidental Hollywood badass. In The Billy Bob Tapes, he leads us into his Cave Full of Ghosts, spinning colorful tales of his modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias (komoda dragons?), his life, his loves (including his marriage to fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie), and, of course, his movie career. Best of all, he’s feeding these truly incredible stories and righteous philosophical rants through his close friend, Kinky Friedman—legendary country music star, bestselling author, would-be politician, and all-around bon vivant. Put these two iconoclasts together and you get a star’s story that’s actually an insightful pop culture manifesto—a hybrid offspring of Born Standing Up with Sh*t My Dad Says.

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Critical Praise

“Like many Southerners, Mr. Thornton, who grew up in Arkansas, is a gifted storyteller, with an eye for the telling detail and a moving way of blending comedy with tragedy. ” - New York Times

“One of the more readable, insightful and entertaining celebrity autobiographies in recent memory - a tragicomedy that could be turned into its own movie.” - Chicago Sun-Times

“As a writer, Billy Bob puts Tennessee Williams in the back seat.” - Robert Duvall

“Bone-deep East Texas/Arkansas feel . . . rife with Southern gothicisms, delightfully weird digressions, and the sort of 3am philosophizing that Flannery O’Connor had to make up . . . [Thornton is] a natural born storyteller.” - Austin Chronicle

“Thornton’s congenial, spirited delivery makes the story of his life before stardom an unexpected scene stealer . . . Like his approach to acting, The Billy Bob Tapes has a natural, unrehearsed style that’s sure to not only entertain but also to charm. ” - Oxford American

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062101785
  • ISBN 10: 0062101781
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 02/19/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • BISAC2 : PERFORMING ARTS / Storytelling
  • BISAC3 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs

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