Hail to the Chin Hail to the Chin

Hail to the Chin

Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor

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Publisher Description

New York Times bestseller

Introduction by New York Times bestselling author and famous minor television personality John Hodgman

One of my dad’s favorite jokes about getting older was: “I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!”

I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a “mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood.

This next book, an “Act II” if you will, could be considered my “maturing years” in show business, when I began to say “no” more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload.

If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

– Bruce “Don’t Call Me Ash” Campbell

Biographies & Memoirs
August 15
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

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A sequel worth waiting for.

I went into this sequel like I go into mostly anything Bruce Campbell related—enthusiastically—and though it may be the unashamed fanboi part of me, I wasn’t disappointed.

I’m if the age to have been a fan from the original ‘Evil Dead’ up through ‘Burn Notice’ and ‘Ash VS...’ on STARZ, and the whole “stream of consciousness” style writing combined with the on set anecdotes makes for a fun read.

In fact, the only reason this didn’t get the coveted fifth star was because of the brevity of some of the non ‘Evil Dead’ coverage, but all in all, a great continuation from the first book, and I keep thinking just how groovy it will be to complete the trifecta, once he writes it.

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