I, Fatty: A Novel

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Allison & Busby, 2005 - Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) - 274 pages
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A fictionalised account of Hollywood's first celebrity scandal. In his day, Fatty Arbuckle was more popular than Chaplin and was the first screen actor to make a million dollars a year. But in 1921 he was accused of rape and murder. Although later acquitted, his career had been destroyed for good. Originally published: New York: Bloomsbury, 2004.

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Funny and moving in equal measure, very well written. The author skillfully puts himself into the mind of the celebrity and does a fantastic job of rendering true events through his eyes.

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User Review  - Samyuktha jayaprakash - Goodreads

Beautiful book. First fictionalised autobiography I've read. Heartbreaking , sad and funny. I didn't know who fatty was before this but now I've fallen in love with him. Scandals and media killed a ... Read full review


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