From the poignant Brandon Lee memoir — former flame and legendary martial artist, Bruce Lee’s charismatic son who died far too soon on the set of The Crow — to the hilarious degradations of dancing at the 1990 VMAs as a Suicide Blonde for INXS — Bradley-Colleary brings us into the world of celebrity circa 1988-1995 through the eyes of the hapless outlier. These aren’t just a series of brushes-with-celebrity anecdotes, but a rites-of-passage story where art may never bring Fame and Fortune, but can be a conduit to healing and finally finding Home.
“It’s the literary equivalent of a summer night, a good friend and a gin-and-tonic.
“Shannon is a deft writer; a natural storyteller with a wicked turn of phrase and frighteningly specific memory. (David Schwimmer’s acting class antics are hilarious!)
“As someone who was also a young adult in the ’80s and ’90s, I felt like I was visiting the parallel universe I’d only wondered about: What happens when you have a brain AND big hair — when you want to be An Actor but everyone wants you in Spandex?
“My favorite parts, though, are when Shannon reveals — without a drop of sentiment — the deep pain and losses in her childhood that drive her into wanting to be Somebody. Well worth reading! ~ Greg Thompson/writer-producer Bob’s Burgers