Betty Jo Tucker
Confessions of a Movie Addict
Film Stars! Dancing! Popcorn!
At last, a life story with everything but the movie stuff edited out.
CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT chronicles a love affair with film from the 1930s through the beginning of the new millennium. In addition to revealing personal movie-related experiences, film critic Betty Jo Tucker describes encounters with such veteran actors as Mickey Rooney and Charlton Heston, as well as with current stars like Angelina Jolie, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce, and Brendan Fraser. This amusing memoir also contains the following ADDED ATTRACTIONS: a Movie Addiction Checklist; a compendium of books and Web sites for movie fans; selected interviews; photos; and reviews (as posted on KOAA Online) of more than 70 films released during 2000 and 2001 A.D.
Warren Epstein, film critic for The Gazette in Colorado Springs, writes, “I hate Betty Jo Tucker. As a fellow Colorado film critic, I’ve loathed her for years. Sure, you can call it professional jealousy. But see it from my perspective. We all go to a film festival. Most of us get an article or two out of it. Betty Jo gets an adventure. She ends up being served dinner by the filmmakers, for heaven’s sake! Well, now I have to put up with her new book, Confessions of a Movie Addict, and, believe me, it’s about as Betty Jo as it can be. She takes us behind the scenes of the entertainment industry, sharing her favorite celebrity interviews and revealing her personal connections and passions for the movies. As if we care. (OK, the mishap at her first porn film had me laughing. But just a little.) You’ll probably read this book and fall in love with Betty Jo. Fine! See if I care.”
Liz Larrabee, author of Random Pieces: Vignettes from the Thirties and Liz Larrabee’s Book, says, “Betty Jo’s passion for movies, the insights she brings to her reviews and interviews, and her marvelous talent for taking you right along with her into the theater make Confessions of a Movie Addict a must-read—even for non-addicts.”