Vin Diesel

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Simon and Schuster, May 11, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 128 pages
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HE'S DIESEL POWERED!

Vin Diesel's come a long way since his syage debut at the age of seven -- a gig he was offered after getting caught breaking into a New York City theater! But these days Vin's getting noticed for other talents -- and this time they're legal.

There is more to Vin than his pumped-up action-hero exterior. He's a serious actor who's written, directed and produced films that have been screened at the most prestigious film festivals in the world. Vin's got the skills and determination that took him from earning $20 a week to $20 million a film, and he knew he would be a star all along...He was just waiting for the rest of us to figure it out.
 

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Vin Diesel: Fueled for Success is one of the best biographies I've ever read that was intended for children. It's coverage of the movies he's done to the trials and tribulations of his life and rise to Hollywood dominance was awe-inspiring. I found it quite hard to put down. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of movies in general would be remiss if they passed on this masterpiece of our time. In a day when most people read a few headlines, this portrait is truly one for the ages. Nancy Krulik will soon find her name next to those of Wilde, Dickens, Hawthorne, and Faulkner. I can easily see this work being made into a movie, so that it can forever chronicle this icon's life, in the next few years. I recommend this book to all.  

Contents

Home Is Where the Heart Is
1
If s a New York Thing
7
Breaking In to Theater
13
A Man of Many Faces
23
Straying from the Crowd
33
Enlisting in Spielbergs Army
37
The Voice of a Giant
46
The ABCs of Boiler Room
54
XXXtra XXXtra
80
The Features of the Future
88
Dealing with the Fame
98
The Envelope Please
107
Just the Facts
110
The XXXtraTough Vin Diesel Trivia Test
112
Vin Diesel Siteings
119
Vin Diesel Filmography
122

Inside the Mind of a Killer
61
Speeding to Stardom
72

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About the author (2010)

Nancy Krulik is the author of more than 150 books for children and young adults, including the New York Times best-seller Leonardo DiCaprio: A Biography. Her long list of biographies includes books about Hilary Duff, Raven, *NSync's J.C. Chasez, and the late TLC rapper Lisa Lopes. Nancy has appeared as a guest expert on several celeb-focused TV shows including Access Hollywood, Extra, and E! Love Chain. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, composer Daniel Burwasser, and their two children.

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