I Must Confess

Rupert Smith


I Must Confess

I Must Confess

  • Title: I Must Confess
  • Author: Rupert Smith
  • ISBN: 9781573442893
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback



A stinging satire of tell all showbiz memoirs starring a self deluded gay icon who has managed to ride every pop culture trend of the last forty years.Marc LeJeune has had a remarkable career in the entertainment business Despite the carping of critics, cruel twists of fate, and the treachery of former friends who were blind to his exceptional dramatic and musical talentsA stinging satire of tell all showbiz memoirs starring a self deluded gay icon who has managed to ride every pop culture trend of the last forty years.Marc LeJeune has had a remarkable career in the entertainment business Despite the carping of critics, cruel twists of fate, and the treachery of former friends who were blind to his exceptional dramatic and musical talents, he has remained true to his unique artistic vision From his early days as the face of Swinging London, to the late 1960s avant garde theater scene, through the sexually liberated cinema of the 1970s, to his current status as a much loved household name and TV favorite, he tells all in this, his own astonishing story.Through this fabulous parody of the showbiz confession, Rupert Smith has created a witty and scathing satire of popular culture and entertainment over the last forty years Marc LeJeune is a brilliant comic creation, inspired by Smith s many years of interviewing celebrities for Time Out and writing about showbiz in The Guardian U.K


Recent Comments "I Must Confess"

Audible THAT was brilliant. And ingeniously narrated.If I could I would give this excellent prose 10 stars!

We've had it wrong my dears, it's not Rome, the end destination is not RomeAll roads in fact lead to Marcabsolutely no doubt about it. Well according to Marc anyway.Due to work and other commitments I had to slow read this. Usually I lose interest in a book when I'm forced to read like this but this time the book continued to gain momentum. This goes to show that there is no defeating good writing.Smith's genius in this is that his brand of tongue firmly in cheek, irony, innuendo kept me reading [...]

While I really did enjoy this book (thanks Lena, you know how to pick them for me!) it took me a while to figure out what it was about. It has elements of humor, drama, romance, satire, and social commentary on celebrity culture. In short, it's a parody of the celebrity confessional memoir. Fans of the author's alter ego James Lear will be very familiar with this format, only this is smut free PG-13 version.I Must Confess falls into the fake memoir genre, as it follows Marc LeJeune through his s [...]

This novel is written like a celebrity confessional, giving readers an intimate look at Marc LeJeune, born Mark Young, a British entertainer who was always on the cutting edge of the next best thing. At heart, his story isn't only an exposé of his own life but also a revealing commentary on today's growing entertainment industry, the carefully calculated mechanics and behind-the-scenes machinations behind the superstars we all love so well.The story begins at an early age ~ Marc knew he was des [...]

First complaint is poor formatting on the Kindle. A few words ran together, maybe 10 times in total, but the big problem is the 100 or so missing periods at the end of sentences. Also the quotation marks are all over the place, sometimes attached to the word before, sometimes appearing randomly. Guys, spell check is is not enough! "Tenor twelve" will pass spell check yet will not turn into "Ten or twelve" magically, it needs proofreading.Secondly, the story itself. No likeable characters, no hum [...]

This book really surprised me. It was written in the vein of The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp -- a ficional autobiography of a British gay man living through significant cultural and social changes. In this case, the protagonist lived through the 60's and 70's as an actor and rock and roll musician, experiencing the changes in the gay and art communities in both London and NYC. The book captured the soul of someone who sought compulsively for support and recognition in a time and place w [...]

Rupert Smith has written what I was always thought about 'celebrity' as it appears in the magazines and tabloids. His lead character of Marc LeJeune has real heart and is very believable. It's a fascinating look back through the social, political and cultural aspects of the last 50 years through Marc's eyes as far as the ups and downs of his career/fame are concerned and the people who came and went in his life - especially adored childhood friend Nutter. A great read.

I disliked the narrator of this book so much! He sounds like a relentlessly self-promoting fantasist who believes in his own mythologising of his looks and talent. The term "media whore" comes to mind. I also thought the picture the writer draws of the sixties and seventies is a very one-dimensional one and a bit predictable.


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