"Brando Unzipped is YUMMY. Practically every page discloses a fascinating tidbit. An irresistibly flamboyant romp of a read." -- Bookmarks / Books to Watch our For.
"Darwin Porter paints an extraordinarily detailed portait of Brando that is as blunt, uncompromising, and X-rated as the man himself." -- Women's Weekly (Australia)
"Deliciously low, with anecdotes that are so entertainingly outrageous, you'll want to throw your suspensions of disbelief out the window." -- Los Angeles' Frontiers Magazine, edition of Dec 20, 2005
"Lurid, raunchy, and perceptive...there's an astounding revelation on almost every page. Compelling...This book is certainly worth reading." -- The Sunday Times (London)
"Original and at times amazing, BRANDO UNZIPPED documents a life of gargantuan excess that only Hollywood could have produced." -- The editorial board of The Georgia Literary Association
Brando Unzipped is the definitive gossip guide to the late, great actor's life. -- The New York Daily News
From the Publisher
The subject is fascinating, historically important, and highly commercial. In fact, I'm amazed that other, larger publishing houses failed to compile biographies of their own since his death in July of 2004.
Maybe they were afraid of the controversy, or maybe they didn't have access to the wealth of previously unpublished material that the book's author, Hollywood veteran Darwin Porter, spent 45 years compiling.
Much to my amusement, during our pre-publication publicity of this title, a well-preserved and sexy, but otherwise not-particularly-flamboyant woman confronted me at a trade fair, hoping that her name--based on a short sexual interlude she cited-- had been included among Marlon's thousands of "conquests."
It was then that I fully appreciated the animal attraction Brando held for his fans, and the energy that some of them expend, even today, linking their names to his historical record.