Review: Not Famous Anymore by Michael Loyd Gray (TLC Tour)Release Date: November 21, 2011
Title: Not Famous Anymore
Author: Michael Loyd Gray
Pages: 233
Publisher: Three Towers Press
Source: TLC Book Tours
From the Publisher: Elliott Adrian, a famous actor of questionable skill, drinks too much and works himself to the bottom in Hollywood and emerges from rehab wanting to put the American Dream into reverse: he embarks on a journey to not be famous anymore and works his way back to his hometown of tiny Argus, Illinois. After a short exile in Loreto, Mexico, Elliott’s road trip takes him from Arizona to Arkansas and finally Argus, where he discovers the girl he was briefly married to in high school has a daughter he has never met.

Along the way, Fox News offers a reward for anyone who can find Elliott and once in Argus he discovers he can’t quite escape fame and must learn to straddle both worlds – Hollywood as well as Argus. A story about the value of fame and also discovering true self.
3 Stars

This book is so far from my normal fare that I’m not even certain how to review it. I had a tough time getting into it. In fact, I tweeted something kind of negative about “the book I’m reading” because I am so unused to books of this genre.

But I have to admit – by the end of it, Elliot Adrian had really grown on me. He’d grown as a man – as a character – over the course of the novel. If he weren’t already a grown man, I’d call it a coming-of-age tale. And I’m generally a sucker for those.

If you want to read something real – something that can be a bit uncomfortable at times – then I would definitely suggest you pick up this book.

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I’m glad to know that he grew on you!

Thanks for being on the tour.

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