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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Gallery Books (February 3, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1451631758
  • ISBN-13: 978-1451631753
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,400,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A totally absorbing, outrageous book." -- Evan Wright, author of "Generation Kill" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Mark Ebner is a New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist.

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New York Times best selling author Mark Ebner is an award winning investigative journalist who has covered all aspects of celebrity and crime culture for Spy, Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, Los Angeles, Premiere, Salon, Spin, Radar, Angeleno, The Daily Beast.com, Gawker.com, BoingBoing.net and New Times among other national and international and internet publications. He has repeatedly positioned himself in harm's way, conducting dozens of investigations into such subjects as Scientology, Pit Bull fighting in South Central Los Angeles, the Ku Klux Klan in Texas, celebrity stalkers, drug dealers, missing porn stars, sports groupies, mobsters, college suicides and Hepatitis C in Hollywood.

Ebner has produced for and/or appeared as a journalist-commentator on NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, A&E, The BBC, Channel 4 (UK), National Public Radio, Court TV, Fox News, FX, VH-1 and E! Entertainment Television. He has been a featured guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Today Show, The Early Show, Inside Edition, The Dylan Ratigan Show, Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Fox & Friends, Catherine Crier Live, and a host of other television and radio programs in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom and Asia.

In 2000, Ebner hosted his own nationally syndicated radio program, Drastic Radio, and co-authored the New York Times/Los Angeles Times best-seller, "Hollywood, Interrupted" in 2005 with the late Andrew Breitbart of the Drudge Report. He followed that collaboration with the Hollywood true crimer "Six Degrees of Paris Hilton" (Simon and Schuster) in 2008, and 2011 saw publication of "We Have Your Husband" (Berkley Books)with Jayne Garcia Valseca which resulted in a Lifetime Movie adaptation of the same title. 2013 and 2014 bring Being Uncle Charlie (Random House Canada)with former Canadian undercover copper Bob Deasy and Poison Candy with former Florida prosecutor Elizabeth Parker respectively.

Ebner consulted on the Emmy-nominated "Trapped In The Closet" episode of South Park for Comedy Central, consulted for NBC/Dateline on the "Paris Hilton Tapes" report, and field produced a one-hour VH1 special on the same topic. He also hosted "Rich and Reckless," a crime show for TruTV, co-starred in I Can't Believe I'm Still Single (Showtime), and blogs when he can at HollywoodInterrupted.com.

Ebner is represented by Joel Gotler:

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Customer Reviews

Ebner tends to over-write, and the book lacks structure and skips around so much it is often hard to follow.
Lemon
Unfortunately it really is 99.5% the story of a talented sociopath who rubbed elbows with B-list Hollywooders like Paris Hilton or Joe Francis.
Jerry P. Danzig
It is a very good book and if you are interested in the 'true' Hollywood or like crime stories, you need to read it.
Adam J. Loewy

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Jim on January 23, 2009
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Ebner can write--I am a big fan of his blog hollywoodinterrupted.com, and his articles for RADAR where I first read him. This story is a deep, griping, nasty, exciting, star studded, crime filled, intense look at the "pretty people" and their dangerous play pals. THE MUST READ BOOK for anyone interested in Hollywood, crime, celebrities--Six Degrees of Paris Hilton is FACT but it reads like a novel, great turns of phrases, plot twists, awesome characters...and it's REAL. Wild!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Adam J. Loewy on January 30, 2009
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This is one of the most original and well-researched books I have read in some time. Mark Ebner starts with one fairly publicized crime - the kidnapping of Joe Francis - and unweaves a vast web of the characters, businesses, crimes, and stars that all are somehow related to this crime. In doing so, he paints a fascinating, if not downright scary, picture of modern day Hollywood.

This is not quick read. It is 285 pages and the words go the entire length of the page; if it was printed like a regular book, it would probably be 350+ pages. However, despite its length, it is truly fascinating. Ebner did A LOT of research for this book. The story just keeps getting more and more interesting, and Ebner has a gift of describing the people and events in the book in such a way that you feel you are watching a movie about all of this.

The only critique I have of this book is whether it can be called 'non-fiction.' Even Ebner admits that he doesn't know if many of these stories are actually true - indeed, his muse (Darnell Riley) is sitting in a prison and clearly has reason to exagerrate his claims. But to Ebner's credit, he admits all of this and is extremely honest with the reader. Many writers would just pass a story like this off as a "100% true" but Ebner admits this probably isn't the case.

In the end, though, it just doesn't matter how "true" this entire story is because no one will ever really know. The beauty of this book is every single story, every single chapter, and every single connection, ranges from intersting to very intersting to downright fascinating. It is a very good book and if you are interested in the 'true' Hollywood or like crime stories, you need to read it. I really look forward to Ebner's next book. He is a very talented writer.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Velvet Staccato on January 24, 2009
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Having been a fan of Mark Ebner's reporting for years now, this book of heavy-hitting revelations has me completely absorbed. While the title might imply that this book is a tome about the over-exposed Paris Hilton, it's really more of an examination into the lives of the the criminal nature of the Hollywood scene and how they all seem to have a tie to Paris Hilton, which just makes the contents all the more frightening. We already knew Hollywood was rife with weirdness but this book exposes it in a way my mind can barely comprehend (if at all). Definitely a good read and re-read!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Eric San Juan VINE VOICE on March 20, 2009
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Let's be honest with ourselves for a moment: We read books like this because we want to read some sleazy gossip. There is no shame in that. Legendary director Alfred Hitchcock knew we are all voyeurs to one degree or another (a subject I discuss in my book, A Year of Hitchcock: 52 Weeks With the Master of Suspense).

So, there is neither shame nor surprise in wanting to be treated with racy stories about spoiled young rich kids doing the sort of thing spoiled young rich kids do.

Alas, Six Degrees Of Paris Hilton is less about those brats than it is about the people around them, most notably Darnell Riley, a clinger-on with a penchant for leading an anti-social lifestyle. Crimes, drugs, sex. A nice man he is not.

So yes, this book is filled with lots of wonderfully salacious sleaze -- hooray! -- but it's from a less-than-reputable source. This is a guy who has done time. A swindler and liar. The kind of guy you just don't trust. Kind of puts a taint on the stories here. Author Mark Ebner is a good writer and reporter, but his source? Not so much.

Still, there ARE some eye-opening, terrifically raunchy stories here. Violence, drugs, sex, and the kind of wild lifestyle you thought was little more than fictional tabloid fodder. Even if only half of this stuff is true ...

And that's the fun of the book. It's like swapping high school gossip, talking about who slept with who and what drugs they did before doing the naughty. It's pointing and staring at people who live their lives on stage and who do not know the meaning of the word moderation. It's painfully embarrassing (for them), but you can't look away.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tim Brough TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 19, 2009
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Former tabloid journalist Mark Ebner has all the hardboiled instinct of the best true-crime writers, and he's found his mother-lode in celebrity hustler Darnell Riley. Darnell is a street smart charmer who feeds the need for celebrities who want to feel dangerous by association, and Darnell quickly becomes pals with high-rollers like Paris Hilton, Mickey Rourke and rapper Heavy D. But Darnell is the real deal, a kid who survived time for homicide by the age of 15. Club junkies, obsessed by the myth of gangsters, are willing to climb over themselves to get some of Darnell's coloration on their bland auras.

What Ebner does is follow how Darnell, a solid student cum scene-maker as he fell to the punk accused of kidnapping "Girls Gone Wild" mogul Joe Francis and forced Francis to commit self-sex acts on tape at gunpoint. A smooth talker who discusses hanging out with real gangsters and thugs one minute and quotes "The Great Gatsby" the next. Darnell soon discovers that this subset of Hollywood that exists for nightlife and ecstasy needs props like him as much as he needs their money and attention, and he is soon landing bigger and bigger fish. (As Ebner puts it, the real Hollywood is in bed by 9, resting up before the 6AM casting call.)

Since the only filming many of these celebutantes do is of each other having sex, Darnell manages to get one of Paris Hilton's infamous videos into his hands. It is between this and the Joe Francis episode that he meets his downfall, but the time between is lurid and shabby, sleazy and gripping.
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