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What's Eating Johnny Depp? Paperback – 13 Mar 2004
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About the Author
Nigel Goodall has written more than a dozen books, including the best-selling Winona Ryder (Blake, 1998), nominated for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction in 1999. He was a production associate for Channel 4's The Real Winona Ryder. His other books include Elton John: A Visual Documentary, an illustrated Rolling Stones book and the bestseller Kylie Naked: A Biography (Ebury, 2002, with Jenny Stanley-Clarke). He writes for magazines and contributes to various album, video and television projects. Nigel is divorced with two children.
Top customer reviews
Now I can continue by saying that this book did absolutely nothing to satisfy my curiosity.
Badly written and extraordinarily badly edited, I can honestly say it rates among the worst books I have ever read. There's little to recommend it as it attempts to follow a chronological history of the actor's life, but fails miserably to either live up to the promise, or give even a glimmer of understanding to the question it poses: 'what is eating Johnny Depp?'
I knew more about the actor and his body of work before I started reading the book than I did by the time I'd finished reading it. If I'd wanted an anti-tabloid/fan version of his life, I'd have simply scoured a couple of fan web-sites. I was hoping for a slightly more balanced and analytical assessment, and was sorely disappointed.
I donated my copy of the book to a charity shop where, perhaps, someone without internet access will read something they can't otherwise find out more about. I gave a £5 donation to the shop and asked them to promise they wouldn't ask more than 25p for the book.
Now I feel the book might serve some purpose.
The book's a great read and should definately be bourght by any Johnny Depp fan, however long you have admired the man.
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