Fear and Loathing of Fame

A Listmania! list by Rolando Vidal "Rolas" (Mexico City)
The list author says: "Books and movies about the largely misunderstood sad side of fame and explorations into the baffling psychs [and explanation] of controversial celebrities."
Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness
1.  Everyone Loves You When You're Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness by Neil Strauss
The list author says:
  "There are interviews and there are the naked confessionaries. Anyway, if the confessionary is run by Neil Strauss, author [and master] of The Game, you can expect nothing less than a captivating excavation to the well of the tangled existence that is fame."
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Hollywood
2.  Hollywood by Charles Bukowski
The list author says:
  "Great semi-fictional account of the experience of Bukowski, one the greatest lowlife American authors, in the core of the city that served as his muse with funny and absurd anecdotes on who were many of the the wackiest people in the Hollywood industry."
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I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie
3.  I'm with the Band: Confessions of a Groupie by Pamela DesBarres
The list author says:
  "A good read if you enjoy dry and shallow fun facts about classic rock musicians. This book also offers some insight about the nature of attraction to the ever-changing rockstar persona."
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Snuff
4.  Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk
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  "Reckless and raw description of the despicable side of the hardcore porn business."
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The Decline of Western Civilization Part II-The Metal Years [VHS]
5.  The Decline of Western Civilization Part II-The Metal Years [VHS] VHS Joe Perry
The list author says:
  "A well-known documentary famous for capturing great uncovering moments of the human train wrecks that were heavy metal musicians in the 80's."
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I'm Not There (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)
6.  I'm Not There (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) DVD ~ Christian Bale
The list author says:
  "This film explores the many-sided career of Bob Dylan while serving as a parable that encompasses the stages of almost any superstar of eventual legendary caliber."
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