Everyone Loves You When You're Dead

Journeys into Fame and Madness

By Neil Strauss
(It Books, Paperback, 9780061543678, 544pp.)

Publication Date: March 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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Description

You can tell a lot about somebody in a minute. If you choose the right minute. Here are 228 of them.

Join Neil Strauss, "The Mike Tyson of interviewers," (Dave Pirner, Soul Asylum), as he

  • Makes Lady Gaga cry, tries to keep MÖtley CrÜe out of jail & gets kidnapped by Courtney Love
  • Shoots guns with Ludacris, takes a ride with Neil Young & goes to church with Tom Cruise and his mother
  • Spends the night with Trent Reznor, reads the mind of Britney Spears & finds religion with Stephen Colbert
  • Gets picked on by Led Zeppelin, threatened by the mafia & serenaded by Leonard Cohen
  • Picks up psychic clues with the CIA, diapers with Snoop Dog & prison survival tips from Rick James
  • Goes drinking with Bruce Springsteen, dining with Gwen Stefani & hot tubbing with Marilyn Manson
  • Talks glam with David Bowie, drugs with Madonna, death with Johnny Cash & sex with Chuck Berry
  • Gets molested by the Strokes, in trouble with Prince & in bed with… you’ll find out who inside

And many, many more awkward moments and accidental adventures with the world’s number one stars in Everyone Love You When You’re Dead.




About the Author

Neil Strauss is the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Game and Rules of the Game. He is also the co-author of four previous bestsellers: How to Make Love Like a Porn Star (with Jenna Jameson), The Dirt (with MÖtley CrÜe), Don’t Try This At Home (with Dave Navarro), and The Long Hard Road Out of Hell (with Marilyn Manson), and the co-author of the satirical graphic novel How to Make Money Like a Porn Star (with Bernard Chang), which has been banned in Singapore. Under the alter ego “Style,” he achieved the distinction of becoming the world’s greatest pickup artist. Strauss lives in Los Angeles, CA.




Praise For Everyone Loves You When You're Dead

“We might as well have had sex now.”
-Lady Gaga

“If you were a girl, I’d f*ck you.”
-Bo Diddley

“We could do fifteen minutes in Vegas.”
-Chuck Berry

“One of the longest and greatest interviews I’ve ever had.”
-Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys

“The best interview of my life.”
-Britney Spears

“Well Neil, f*ck you.”
-Phil Collins, Angry Letter to Neil Strauss

“The best and most honest daily newspaper reporter rock has ever seen.”
-Dave Marsh, Author

“This excellent bathroom read is boiled down like little rocks of crack.”
-Library Journal

“Gonzo interviewing at its best.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“A terrific look at the dysfunctional livelihoods of stardom.”
-Publishers Weekly

“God bless the demons—and Neil Strauss too.”
-Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe

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