Actors Anonymous

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: James Franco

Narrated By: James Franco

Publisher: Brilliance Audio

Date: October 2013

Duration: 9 hours 0 minutes


The actors in James Franco’s brilliant debut novel include a McDonald’s drive-thru operator who spends his shift trying on accents; an ex–child star recalling a massive beachside bacchanal; hospital volunteers and Midwestern transplants; a vampire-flick starlet who discovers a cryptic book written by a famous actor gone AWOL; and the ghost of River Phoenix. Then there’s Franco himself, who prowls backstage, peering out between the lines — before taking the stage with fascinating meditations on his art, along with nightmarish tales of excess. “Hollywood has always been a private club,” he writes. “I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, Look inside.” Told in a variety of styles — from lyric essays and disarming testimonials to hilariously rambling text messages and ghostly footnotes — and loosely modeled on Alcoholics Anonymous’s Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Actors Anonymous is an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity.


  • Carmin Stahlberg

    This book was alluring and oddly relatable. It may or may not hypnotize you. A great listen.

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