Here I am sitting in my office at the end of a very long Monday, flipping through the growing piles of Fall catalogs. I come across this in the Miramax Books catalog: Junior: A Novel by Macaulay Culkin. Seriously. Here’s what is says:
In a dizzying kaleidescope of words and images, actor and writer Macaulay Culkin takes readers on a twisted tour to the darkest corners of his fertile imagination. Part memoir, part rant, part comedic tour de force, Junior is full of hard-won wisdom of Culkin’s quest to come to terms with the awesome pressures of childhood mega-stardom and family dysfunction. He understands that “having fun and being happy are two totally different things,” yet at the same times he warns, “the end of the world is coming—and I’m going to have unfinished business.” Searingly honest and brainteasingly inventive, Junior is breathtaking proof that Culkin has found his own utterly original voice.
Well then. I don’t know what to say.
I am surprised this is a Fall book as he’s already making the rounds, PR-wise. Culkin was on Larry King the other night, hawking the book; I assumed it was already out. thb
As I read this, I have both hands on my cheeks with a shocked look on my sweet little face.
If that’s the catalog copy, can you imagine the blurbs? I also wonder if this book is entirely his own or ghostwritten (which option would be better? worse? darned hard to tell…)
~Margaret at Bookish Marginalia