"When (Cheung) refers to himself as Bale's majordomo, he is not kidding."
N.F. Mendoza, former journalist at Los Angeles Times, People, TV Guide
"This intimate and revealing biography of Christian Bale is full of details few people know about Hollywood’s most-lauded Batman, and how a child actorby harnessing his fans on the Internetbecame the star he is today."
"A new picture of Christian Bale emerges..."
"Cheung's first-hand observations of Bale's rising career and early rolesincluding Patrick Bateman in American Psychoprovide an interesting perspective on the making of a star..."
"A 'Must Read' for Summer"
"Recommended Summer Reading List"
Los Angeles Magazine
"'What's Hot for Summer' List"
"Three stars Batman's former wingman speaks out!"
Jamie Russell, Total Film
"The book is good - a fun, informative read."
Christopher Heard, author and film historian
"...a revelatory glimpse into Bale’s personal life... it does contain much interesting information for fans."
"More than just a tell-all expose. Make no mistake, Cheung was privy to a fair amount of behind-the-scenes drama."
Melissa Cronin, The Daily
"One of the best biographies of the year."
Kathryn Raaker, Let's Just Talk
"3 1/2 stars a gripping read!"
About the Author
Meet the real-life Alfred! Harrison Cheung worked for Christian Bale as publicist, marketer, and personal assistant for almost a decade. As a family friend and confidant, Harrison was involved with practically every aspect of Christian’s life, including his publicity, finances, immigration, fan mail, and, of course, web marketing. With web marketing, Harrison created the Baleheads Christian’s online fan community and made him the biggest star on the Internet. Entertainment Weekly touted Bale as one of the "Top Cult Figures of the Past Decade" because of his Internet presence.
Born in Scotland and educated in Canada, Harrison has been writing all of his life. His first novel, Idol Worship, was a finalist in the Writers' Guild Fiction competition. In 2002, he produced an award-winning short film called Rising of the Moon, about IRA hunger striker, Bobby Sands. Most recently, his short story, Witness, won Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s 2010 Short Fiction competition. He is currently working on a series of novels.
Harrison is a digital marketing professional at IBM, where he earned an Innovation Award for his work in Internet marketing. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Nicola Pittam has been living and working in Los Angeles for the past fourteen years as a celebrity news journalist. She supplies news and features to a variety of publications in the U.S. and the U.K. including The New York Post, USA TODAY, People Magazine, Us Weekly, TMZ, RadarOnline, London Times, The Telegraph, The Sun, The Mirror, Daily Mail, Hello!, OK, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan.
She has also written a biography with Angie Best ex-wife of England’s most famous soccer player George Best and fitness trainer to world-renowned entertainer Cher. George And Me: An Autobiography was published in the U.K. by Virgin Publishing in September 2001.
Nicola started her career as a writer at the age of 19 when she wrote for her local paper in Northampton, England. She has come a long way since then, including spending almost four years, from the ages of 22 to 26, working for Rupert Murdoch's Sun newspaper in London, which is the highest selling daily newspaper in the UK. Nicola, now 40, still writes for all the British daily newspapers, based in Los Angeles but reporting from across America. In addition, she is working on several scripts including a TV pilot and a YA novel.