The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts

The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts

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by Billy Bob Thornton
     
 

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There is—and could only ever be—one Billy Bob Thornton:  actor, musician, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and accidental Hollywood badass. In The Billy Bob Tapes, he leads us into his Cave Full of Ghosts, spinning colorful tales of his modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias (komoda dragons?), his life, his

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There is—and could only ever be—one Billy Bob Thornton:  actor, musician, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and accidental Hollywood badass. In The Billy Bob Tapes, he leads us into his Cave Full of Ghosts, spinning colorful tales of his modest (to say the least) Southern upbringing, his bizarre phobias (komoda dragons?), his life, his loves (including his marriage to fellow Oscar winner Angelina Jolie), and, of course, his movie career. Best of all, he’s feeding these truly incredible stories and righteous philosophical rants through his close friend, Kinky Friedman—legendary country music star, bestselling author, would-be politician, and all-around bon vivant. Put these two iconoclasts together and you get a star’s story that’s actually an insightful pop culture manifesto—a hybrid offspring of Born Standing Up with Sh*t My Dad Says.

Editorial Reviews

Austin Chronicle
“Bone-deep East Texas/Arkansas feel . . . rife with Southern gothicisms, delightfully weird digressions, and the sort of 3am philosophizing that Flannery O’Connor had to make up . . . [Thornton is] a natural born storyteller.”
Oxford American
“Thornton’s congenial, spirited delivery makes the story of his life before stardom an unexpected scene stealer . . . Like his approach to acting, The Billy Bob Tapes has a natural, unrehearsed style that’s sure to not only entertain but also to charm. ”
Robert Duvall
“As a writer, Billy Bob puts Tennessee Williams in the back seat.”
New York Times
“Like many Southerners, Mr. Thornton, who grew up in Arkansas, is a gifted storyteller, with an eye for the telling detail and a moving way of blending comedy with tragedy. ”
Chicago Sun-Times
“One of the more readable, insightful and entertaining celebrity autobiographies in recent memory - a tragicomedy that could be turned into its own movie.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062101778
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

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Robert Duvall
“As a writer, Billy Bob puts Tennessee Williams in the back seat.”

Meet the Author

Billy Bob Thornton is an actor, screenwriter, director, and musician. In the early 1990s, he wrote, directed, and starred in the independent film Sling Blade, for which he won an Academy Award® for best adapted screenplay and was nominated for best actor. Thornton is a three-time Academy Award® nominee and his body of work includes A Simple Plan, Monster's Ball, The Alamo, Friday Night Lights, The Man Who Wasn't There, Bandits, and Bad Santa. Thornton began a career as a singer-songwriter in his early teens and has released seven albums. He is currently a drummer vocalist in the Boxmasters. He resides in Los Angeles.

Kinky Friedman is an author, musician, defender of strays, cigar smoker, and the Governor of the Heart of Texas.

Kinky Friedman is an author, musician, defender of strays, cigar smoker, and the governor of the heart of Texas.

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The Billy Bob Tapes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I have read in a very long time :) I dont read that often but it takes a really good book to keep me wanting more . Good Job!!!! Billy Bob
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Showed that he is a man whos job is acting. He is intelligent and crazy at the same time. Nice summer read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love Billy Bob, then you will love this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Um idk why im here.. i just got on and who r u.. egh.. my sister.. im sorry... whatever she told u its not ture.. bleh.. well bye..