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Livin' in Joe's World: Unauthorized, Uncut & Unreal

Patane, Joe

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ISBN 10: 0060952776 / ISBN 13: 9780060952778
Editore: HarperPerennial, New York, NY, 1998
Condizione: Very Good Minus Brossura
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Sighed by the author on title page with just his first name. Sticker on cover stating book is autographed. He gives the first personal account of his harrowing experiences inside and outside of the famous house. 16 pages of color photos in center. Wear at edges, creased, rubbed. Size: 6" x 9". Codice inventario libreria 012796

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Titolo: Livin' in Joe's World: Unauthorized, Uncut &...

Casa editrice: HarperPerennial, New York, NY

Data di pubblicazione: 1998

Legatura: Soft Cover

Condizione libro:Very Good Minus

autografato: Signed by Author

Edizione: First Trade Paperback

Tipologia articolo: TRADE PAPERBACK

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A participant in MTV's "Real World" talks about life after the show and how he coped with his roommates and the camera crew

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Fame, babes, free rent in a multimillion dollar house on Miami Beach--who wouldn't jump at the offer? Joe Patane did, and with a memoir--whose first chapter is entitled, "What Possessed Me?"--he clearly lived to regret it. As one of the cast members of MTV's The Real World, Joe had cameras tracking his every move, microphones recording his every conversation, crewmembers brandishing waivers at his every acquaintance. Considering the circumstances--and the promises extended by the jacket copy--Livin' in Joe's World isn't quite the hatchet job one might expect. In fact, Joe himself emerges from the entire experience with a number of the usual homilies about being true to oneself, making the most out of life, daring to take risks, and so on and so on. Enough already with the moral uplift, one wants to say, and tell us some more about the Mike-Michelle-waitress shower scene. Frankly, it comes as no shock to learn that MTV producers engage in creative editing or that they manipulate events to make things more entertaining for viewers; anyone who's ever watched The Real World knows it's about as "real" as an episode of Three's Company. The true appeal of Livin' in Joe's World lies elsewhere--in learning what it felt like to become a real live lab rat spinning around in a wheel. For anyone who's a closet voyeur--and who isn't?--Livin' in Joe's World exerts the same queasy fascination as the TV show itself, and once started, it's hard to put down. As for his life post-MTV, Joe's is a nice enough world, but I wouldn't want to live there. Not even for free rent. --Mary Park

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