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But Enough About Me: How a Small-Town Girl Went from Shag Carpet to the Red Carpet Paperback – June 26, 2007
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“Relentlessly readable.” (New York Magazine)
“Breezy…juicy…irresistable…as entertaining as the megastars [Dunn] has built a career on profiling.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“A fresh look at our star constellations. . . . Dunn brings a fan’s enthusiasm to her showbiz profiles.” (USA Today)
“[A] hilarious, gushy, totally gratifying memoir.” (DailyCandy.com)
“Hilarious tales of a career spent chronicling life on the A list.” (Rolling Stone)
“Delightful” (Daily News)
“A touching, laugh-out-loud memoir.” (New Jersey Star Ledger)
“I loved this book from start to finish ... Jancee Dunn is a wonderful storyteller.” (Curtis Sittenfeld, author of PREP)
“Hilarious -- you won’t be able to keep from reading the whole thing.” (Matthew Klam, author of SAM THE CAT)
About the Author
A writer for Rolling Stone since 1989, Jancee Dunn was a correspondent for Good Morning America and an MTV veejay. She has written for GQ, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harper's Bazaar, the New York Times, and other publications.
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Top Customer Reviews
She also provides sly instructions on the fine art of the celebrity interview such as:
How to sneak a peak inside Madonna's bathroom and Dolly Parton's kitchen;
How to appreciate the grooviness of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonnet;
How to politely decline a rock star's offer of heroin; and
How interviewing Barry White can heal a girl's broken heart
Dunn knows how to get the story and, in But Enough About Me, she proves that she can deliver it as well.
If there was one thing Jancee Dunn was from a young age, it was being obsessed with music. Her bedroom was cluttered with cassette tapes depicting everything from Madonna to Bruce Springsteen; her boombox was constantly blaring - much to her parents chagrin; and her weekends were full of music concerts. Music aside, however, Jancee was a typical eighties teenager, complete with a perm that was held in place with countless cans of Aqua Net hairspray; and tanning with whole bottles of baby oil. The oldest of three children, Jancee was a musical influence on her younger sisters, and tried to instill a love of song in the both of them - in-between her impromptu bedroom garage sales, that is. As Jancee gets older, she stops her late-night Jersey partying, snags a job at Rolling Stone Magazine, and begins hobnobbing with the rich and famous. Making peanut butter fudge with Loretta Lynne; scurrying around Star Jones' glamorous New York apartment; shopping with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen; and being offered drugs by Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots. Even with her celebrity partying, Jancee doesn't forget her family, and spends much time communicating with them via telephone - in the midst of other things, of course, such as working at MTV2 and Good Morning America.Read more ›
The story of the author growing up was fun to read. I live in New Jersey so I knew the places she went. My family went school shopping at JC Penny's in Willowbrook also.
The book dragged a little in the middle, but it picked up when she dated again. I rooted for her to find another job and handle her friends getting their own lives.
She is a talented author who made this an enjoyable book.
I found this book because a humorist listed it as one of her favorite books. Now it is one of mine!
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Loved the whole Rolling Stone/MTV career insider scoops on doing interviews and some of the celebs she meets are classic. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Brian Maitland
Funny and interesting - I liked it enough to purchase another book about the author's family.Published 21 months ago by PTTP
A fun, quick, gossipy beach read. I downloaded it before a trip to the Bahamas and couldn't put it down. She seems very down to earth and charming.Published 23 months ago by Kari
Jancee's own life story mixed in with the stories of celebrity interviews is fantastic. Her references to pop cultcher from the last 70's and 80's was so fun. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very funny writer whose story will appeal to those who grew up in the seventies especially, when rock and roll came of age.Published 24 months ago by Deboz411
My one complaint about this book is that it jumps around a lot. But, it is laugh out loud funny and a super entertaining read.Published on April 17, 2014 by Elizabeth F. Treacy
Fast and entertaining, with enough inside nuggets to keep you reading. A wonderful blend of autobiography & behind the scenes insights. Recommended.Published on April 15, 2014 by Alp