Tanguay vs. Tyson, Round 2

I haven’t read ghostwriter Larry “Ratso” Sloman’s autobiographies of Howard Stern, David Blaine, Kiss drummer Peter Criss, or the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis, so I don’t know if any of those guys, after reading the final manuscript of…

Tanguay vs. Tyson, Round 1

In the late afternoon on June 26, 1988, after half a week in the back rows of a Greyhound, I stepped with my duffel into the gloom of the San Diego bus terminal and bummed a cigarette off a fifty-something…

The Real Movie Star Is Really Dead

I’ve been meaning to finish the story I started (see here and here) regarding my movie stardom. But between episodes two and three the real actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman died an almost unspeakably sad death. I read and listened to…

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