Random Acts of Badness: My Story

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Hyperion Books, Nov 7, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 293 pages
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At a time when the term child star is more a curse than a blessing, Danny Bonaduce stands as a symbol of success and inspiration. Now, the co-star of the 1970s hit television series The Partridge Family, one of the most popular sitcoms in syndication, reveals how he not only survived the hazards of success at an early age, but lived to joke about it. The real Danny is as cheeky and irreverent as the pre-adolescent Danny Partridge he portrayed on television, and he tells his story with outrageous wit and refreshing candor. He talks about stepping into the spotlight at a painfully young age; about life on the set of a hit TV show; and about the relationships he formed off camera with the shows stars and executives. He recounts his life after cancellation and the quick slide from star to tabloid fodder; the numerous ways he medicated himself against the hurt and disappointment; and bottoming out financially and emotionally and even, briefly, criminally. But Danny Bonaduce bounced back, and here he tells the incredible story of his journey to personal redemption, including a one-night stand that led to a lifelong commitment, a new family, a successful career, and a new lease on life. As hilarious as it is touching, and told in Bonaduces own irrepressible voice, Random Acts of Badness is a story about a Hollywood prodigy that concludes not in tragedy, but in triumph, and about a career and a life that are not ending, but just beginning.

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User Review  - Timo - Goodreads

Were all Hollywood tell-all tales this good, I would be a fan of the genre. The book provides not a few insights - and certainly much fodder - for those interested in the the nature of folly and the psychology of fuck-ups. Read full review

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

Ultra guilty pleasure that I love to re-read if depressed. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

He began his career as a toddler in commercials & with a starring role on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family. He's now one of the country's most popular celebrity radio disc jockeys & his show is one of the top-rated broadcasts in Southern California. He is slated to co-host, with Dick Clark, The Other View, a daily syndicated morning television show to air in the fall of 2001. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Gretchen & two children.

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