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SUB-LEBRITY*: *The Queer Life of a Show-Biz Footnote Paperback – June 3, 2020

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  • "...a ribald romp ... Acord's own proclivity for trouble means that his accounts can be racy, offensive (to some), forthright, and satisfyingly political ... engrossing observations and personal flair" - Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
  • " exciting and heartfelt adventure ... immediately hooks readers ... lighthearted, humourous, and inspirational moments alongside the inevitable heartbreaks and tragedies of life ... a strong understanding of how to craft successful narrative structures"
  • "A superb memoir of a life well lived" - David-Elijah Nahmod, Bay Area Reporter
  • "Vividly written with refreshing candor ... wit and good humor" - South Florida Gay News

  • "Stunningly deep ... beautifully shallow ... unflinchingly honest ... clever and engaging ... Acord is a gifted writer" Sarah/All the Book Blog Names Are Taken
  • "Dishy but heartfelt ... the most fun I've had during quarantine" Manny the Movie Guy, NBC Palm Springs/The Filipino Channel

  • "If you have ever had a dream that you were afraid to follow, you need to read this ... it is filled with dish, honesty and laughs" Reviews by Amos Lassen

  • "Funny and poignant, at times graphic, and very, very honest ... if you follow [Acord] on Facebook, the book is eactly what you'd expect" - Anthony Corona, Take 2 Radio

From the Back Cover

"A life in the arts is richly rewarding, even if it doesn't reward one with riches." 
From Indiana farm boy to San Francisco queer-theatre veteran...
From creator/star of the seminal gay web TV series Old Dogs & New Tricks to his infamous role as Cindy Brady's political arch-enemy... 

Actor Leon Acord's story, told in his singular, cheeky voice, is "like any other Hollywood memoir...the only difference is, I'm not famous!" 

With photos & stories from dozens of film & theatre roles, plus tales of bad auditions and a sampling of his hate mail, you'll learn exactly why Acord never became a star!

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B089M5Y8KC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (June 3, 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 390 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8622243110
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.15 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.88 x 9 inches
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Reviewed in Canada on June 16, 2020
Disclaimer: Leon is a good friend of mine. I had heard many of the stories told but not the deep details the book explores. Acord has a fantastic storytelling ability and that makes each chapter a vignette, yet an uncanny way of tying them all together. The book is full of triumph and failure, heartwarming and heartbreaking. I highly recommend this book, one that made me laugh out loud and at other times put it down and think. I’ve read many memoirs and this ranks as one of the best.
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