Living in Joe's World

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HarperPerennial, 1998 - Performing Arts - 154 pages
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To Joe Patane, an outgoing, industrious graduate student from Brooklyn, it seemed like the perfect opportunity. Seven strangers are selected to live rent-free in a resplendent Miami Beach house and given $50,000 to start a business together. The only catch is that every minute of their lives is to be recorded for consumption by millions of MTV viewers. In "Livin' in Joe's World, " Joe Patane gives the first personal account of his harrowing experiences inside and outside of the famous house.

The events in his life are familiar to fans of the show, though the full stories behind them will surprise even the most avid viewers. Find out how the show wrecked havoc on Joe's relationships with his girlfriend/fiancee, family, and friends. Were scenes staged or altered? What happened with the business and Joe's engagement plans, and how does he deal with being back in the "real" real world? Joe fills in the details about himself that were either too revealing, too subtle, or perhaps even too real to fit into the show's conception of his generation. For the first time, a cast member provides an inside look at this "real-life soap opera, " minus the cameras and creative editing.

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As much as I love The Real World, I just could not get into this book. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Patane is a published computer consultant and a guest lecturer at colleges.

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