Inspiring. Resiliant. Surprising.
(other than Steve Glover) Johnny Knoxville. He just came across as someone Steve really looks up to and an all around class act.
He only voiced his own.
It made me want to bungee jump off bridges (If you listen you'll know why).
I've seen maybe one episode of Jackass, and I didn't watch or read any of the press about Steve-o, so I was probably more surprised by most of the book than others would have been. I don't want to say it's basically a recovery book, because its not basically any one thing, but being a recovering addict is a huge part of the book.
Steveo is basically a hyperactive entertainer, who was a performer and professional clown before being drafted into Jackass. He viewed drugs as another way to up the ante, and because of his really amazing immune system, he was able to do a lot more than most people could handle. That's the ride "up" so to speak.
The ride "down" (or up, depending on how you view it), begins with the end of jackass, the alienation of his family, and the spiraling of his drug use. His friends intervene on him, and after many months in rehab, he really does decide to change his path. The book is written once he is clean, and when talking about the past you can feel the regret and shame in his voice (Steve avoided his mother to some degree when she was dying a slow death).
One thing is, a few hours in Steveo says that he is going to stop narrating at that point and someone else is going to take over. I was like- wth, if he isn't even interested in his own story, why should I be. It is later explained that he didn't want to "relive" the drug years because he is new to recovery and it is too painful for him to talk about. Which is understandable. But wierdly enough, it seems like after like 20 mins, he resumes reading for the rest of the book. I was confused, but glad to have his voice back.
idk, I didn't read the print version. Obviously.
Him imitating Tom Cruise when talking about The Outsiders. It was hysterical.
The Outsiders part.
Basically, Rob Lowe's one is a story of conflict between who everybody thinks he is, or might be, and who he really is. Rob Lowe is known as being "pretty", but being objectified understandably made him very uncomfortable. People assumed that because he looks like that, there wasn't much inside, 'just a pretty face', But they couldn't be more wrong. At heart Rob is an English teacher's son, a sort of loner, socially akward, and a one woman guy who has been married for a long time. But his 'image' of being a hollywood hunk made for a really uncomfortable juxtposition.
In interviews about this book, almost every interviewer asked him questions like what's it like to be so beautiful. Point.made. Also, on Oprah, he brought his wife, and then people from the audience were like catcalling him and asking him questions like "Why are you so sexy?" In front of his wife!
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