Junior

Junior

by Macaulay Culkin
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Junior by Macaulay Culkin

A major national media event when published in hardcover, this startlingly original work of fiction introduces a new side of a well-known personality.

Meet Junior. He does not know how to write a book. (Except -- maybe -- for this one.) His therapist says he has issues with closure. (Granted, this book has seven endings.) This is not a novel. (Everything in it is entirely true -- except for the large portions that are completely fictional.) And finally, Junior has no issues with his father. (Nope, really, not a single one.)

In a dizzying kaleidoscope of words and images, Macaulay Culkin takes readers on a twisted tour to the darkest corners of his fertile imagination. Part memoir, part rant, part comedic tour de force, Junior is full of the hard-won wisdom of Culkin's quest to come to terms with the awesome pressures of childhood mega-stardom and family dysfunction. Searingly honest, brain-teasingly inventive, Junior is breathtaking proof that Culkin has found his own utterly original voice.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401352349
Publisher: Miramax Books
Publication date: 03/15/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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Junior 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have never actually finished a book. Not even for school. I would always skim through or Google the synopsis.  Today I not only finished a book, but I finished it in 5 hours; when usually I would read a few chapters. Put it down. Then pick it back up 7 years later. Main reason is because each page is a completely different story from the last and for what page comes next.  It's not written in the TYPICAL WRITERS FORM that starts out with too much in depth boring details of information for 4 chapters straight and sentences written in such dull taste. This book is not like that at all. It had comedic fictitious stories and honest heartbreaking truth of his life. Yes, there are pictures, but they are more drawings in a comic book form. Felt more like a journal than anything.  I am the MOST DIFFICULT PERSON TO PLEASE when it comes to reading. I don't even like reading magazines. I highly recommend this book. I LOVE it. Even started reading it over again because I felt with each story being different I might have missed something or miss interpreted something. I can't put it down.
roly93 More than 1 year ago
I think what makes this book soooo goood is the fact that its so weird and unique! It is funny at times and it makes you think! it doesnt take long to read and I found that I enjoyed it even more the 2nd time through!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
sinlessbeauty116 More than 1 year ago
When I first saw the book, I thought " Macaulay Culkin can write? You must have been kidding me" back after opening the book I find myself unable to take my eyes off of it ( I finished the first 50 pages at Barnes and Nobles and decided that I have to buy it!) Culkin takes us into places where its half fictional and half truth, the book is full of humor yet somehow behind everyone of those jokes is a painful story behind it....I felt as if he was talking to me the entire time throughout the novel, and by the time it ends i felt as if i know who this person is. Despite what critic said, Junior is probaby the best book I have ever read * and believe me i read a lot* the story folds itself from the beginning till end, and its painful to see how many times Culkin tried to end the book but did not...at the ending however is most satisfying, whether youre a child, a teenager, a young adult, or an old person, Junior is set out for you to read...
Guest More than 1 year ago
when i first saw that there was a book out by macaulay culkin, i thought here comes another stupid book by a wannabe actor. but my intrigue got the best of me and i decided to read it, after which, i was pleasantly surprised. although this is not a story, in itself, but rather a collection of thoughts, poetry and mini cartoons, it is a reflection on growing up and becoming your own person. although confusing at times, mainly because of its lack of a timeline or plot, junior is a book that many 20-somethings, among others, could definitely relate to. it accurately reflects the way lives can be misleading, difficult, addictive, yet oh so wonderful at the same time. it's that contradiction that makes the book so great. culkin depicts a miserable, unhappy character throughout the book, yet somehow it gives you this amazing feeling of hope for the possibility of something better and something happy. all and all, i would say this is one of my new favorite books. it's realism, truthfulness and incite into, perhaps a misunderstood soul, is uplifting as this book of randomness could apply to anyone going through a life-altering experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have never been a fan of Macaulay Culkin, but when I came across the book and read the horrible reviews of it, I had to buy it. I managed to read the whole thing from cover to cover without hesitation. It is very interesting if you are not looking for a plot or structure. It is far from a novel, but it is not intended to be one. It is a random collection of thoughts, lists, doodles, letters, and more. Despite the lack of structure, the writing talent is clearly there, and it was very enjoyable. An open-minded reader will enjoy it, while anyone expecting a sensable book will be clearly disappointed. I would recommend it to abstract thinkers with a unique sense of humor.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've read the book and found it to be rather interesting. There were some parts that were a little confusing but all in all it was a good read and if you're a fan of Macaulay Culkin you'll enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, really enjoyed reading this book. I thought it was great. Some parts in this book I didn't understand but, when i went back and read the book again I understood the book. I recomend this book to anyone. if you like macaulay culkin, please buy the book you won't regret it at all. there are suprizes that you think he would never say or do. thanks.
CaViarLaVar More than 1 year ago
It was a very strange read... But I liked it. Not really a story or anything just so random...