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Mickey Rourke: Wrestling with Demons remains one of only two major Rourke biographies available in the U.S.

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Sandro Monetti is one of the world's most experienced and respected show business writers. This Britishborn journalist covers the Hollywood scene for the international press. During a 20year career, he has worked for major media organizations such as the BBC, Sky TV, News of the World, The Daily Express and The Daily Telegraph.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Transit Publishing, Inc. (November 8, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 192674540X
  • ASIN: B006J3VJ5W
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,912,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ultimate Hollywood insider Sandro Monetti is a respected leading entertainment journalist who has interviewed all of the biggest stars in the world, including George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Madonna and Paul McCartney.
His acclaimed books (Kindle biographies of Mickey Rourke and Colin Firth), articles and radio and TV reports whisk readers from Tinseltown parties to set visits and red carpet award shows around the world, capturing compelling celebrity stories told with pace, power and passion.
This Los Angeles based Brit has worked for leading media organisations such as the BBC, Sky TV and Express Newspapers and recently helped create and teach the world's first BA university degree course in celebrity journalism.
He moderates Q&As with movie stars for the British Academy in Los Angeles, where he is a committee member, as well as the American Cinematheque, makes frequent TV appearances as a showbiz expert is an event host and gives talks about his many and various celebrity encounters.
Sandro loves 80s movies, underdog sports teams and is a licensed exorcist...seriously.
Learn more at www.sandromonetti.com

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Don't waste a dime on this poorly written, poorly organized excuse for a biography. If you want to know this kind of information on Mickey R., just Google him. The only thing this book told me was that anybody with a mediocre term paper can get published.
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I very much want to know more about Mickey and what led him down his life path and how he can so realistically convey his character's soul, but it's like reading a paper written by an average 12 year old middle school student. To me, it's painfully dull, trite and simplistic writing. But Mickey fascinates me, so I will trudge on.
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This book dispels some myths about the man, the facts Rourke has revealed about his background and what his family says was the truth. It's amazing how whittled down some of the details of Rourke's life appears on the internet and this book gives some new insights. One bonus for actors, revealed are some subtle tricks on how Rourke has created some mind-blowing, scene-stealing, characters and also for some roles, has created that dynamic detachment. For those secrets alone, makes this book priceless for actors. Rourke went to the Actor's Playhouse (Same place De Niro, Keitel and Pacino went to), but to make the audition, he hired acting teacher Sandra Seacat. If you're a Rourke fan, until Mickey pens his own book, this is about the closest we're going to get to one of Hollywood's finest.
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This book is written like a Junior High book report. I do not discount the interesting tale of Mickey Rourke's life, however there is nothing interesting in this book that you can't read online.
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I had the great pleasure of reading Mickey Rourke: Wrestling With Demons a few months back and I can honestly say it was a wonderfully written biography with strong attention to detail. It chronicles Rourke's childhood struggles (which fueled his rise and his fall) to his being accepted into The Famous Actors Studio to being Hollywood's new promising leading man . . . and then throwing it all away to become a professional boxer. It also details Mickey's troubled personal relationships with family and friends and lovers with a heartfelt explanation as to why he kept sabotaging himself and his career for so long. In the end though, Mickey demonstates that you can defeat your inner demons and rise to the top once again, which he did. I highly recommend this book for Rourke fans and for newcomers who are entering the bright lights of show business. FIVE STARS *****
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You will not be able to put this book down. What a story. A real (Modern day Pirate) Nothing is impossible
if you live with this guys attitude and out look. He is afraid of no one and he lacks the filter that most of us
have. (If Mickey thinks it, he says it) on the other hand most of us have thoughts at times that we know we should keep
to our selfs, and we do. (Thank god) He had some crazy jobs when he was young and had a very troubled child hood.
He has made a comeback, and Im proud of him for that, and you will be too, if you read this book.Very well written by the author
Sandro Monetti, who has covered the Hollywood scene for about twenty years. Honestly, Im glad Mickey isn't in prison. He really
could of gone either way...
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Gotta love him for who he is. I've met Mickey Rourke....more than once. If I did't know better, I'd swear he was a biker...very tough and scary on the outside, yet wanting to be loved very much on the inside. That's who Mickey Rourke reminds me of--a tough person because he's afraid to show his gentle side. He really made points with me when I read how he fell in love with his co-star parrot in Iron Man 2. It's very hard to love a parrot. He obviously relates to them. It takes a special person to love the bigger birds. I also read Carre Otis book and do believe their relationship was based on sexual attraction, yet neither understood each other and couldn't be life partners no matter how hard they tried.
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mickey rourke in my opinion has always been very underrated. he's the 1 guy I always respected because he comes with no bull#$^$ attitude, and gave respect when it was due or earned. this book tells his complete background from the good to the very bad parts of his life. how he started out, also how he lost everything. a very interesting read and a page turner for sure. mickey rourke will always be the original bad ass in my opinion!
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