Moving Foreword: Real Introductions to Totally Made-Up Books

Moving Foreword: Real Introductions to Totally Made-Up Books

By: Jon Chattman (editor), Rainn Wilson (foreword_author)Hardback

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A great foreword is more than just a few pages of self-indulgent frippery that comes before a book. A great foreword adds zest. It sets the stage for the page turner you're about to open, and perhaps even puts you in the locked room where a mystery happens or in the high-button shoes of a year gone by. A great foreword--sometimes--is even better than the book it precedes. So why not skip the boring actual-book part? Moving Foreword is a collection of introductions to imaginary books, written by real celebrities, comedians, musicians, and other writers with something to say. With a real foreword by Rainn Wilson, this book offers a no-holds-barred cacophony of laugh-out-loud funny, poignant, and thought-provoking writing that tackles everything from politics to pop culture, true crime to trout fishing, and Star Wars to skin flicks. Highlights include: Bustin' Through: Confessions of a Kool-Aid Man Foreword by "Pop Candy" columnist Whitney Matheson Phil Rosenthal's Who's the Boss?: My Unlikely Rise to Rock Stardom Foreword by "Bruce Springsteen" (Phil Rosenthal) Keep Your Gaze on Me: A True Story of Social Media, Obsession, and Murder Foreword by Shirley Manson, lead vocalist of Garbage Sock Puppet Mozart: The Life and Gruesome Death of Randy Masterson Foreword by actor Thomas Lennon Vance DeGeneris: An Unauthorized Biography Foreword by Vance DeGeneres Everything You Need to Know About Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Regulations Foreword by New Kids on the Block member Jonathan Knight Fly Ball: How the New York Yankees Have Changed Lives Foreword by talk show host Jerry Springer Terrible Band Names: A Chronology of Rock History Foreword by John Ondrasik, a.k.a. Five for Fighting God's Wow, You're All F***ing This Up Big Time Foreword by singer-songwriter Mary Lambert . . . any many more!

About Author

Jon Chattman has jokingly told Tom Cruise to stop hitting on his wife, enjoyed a Reuben sandwich with Randy "Macho Man" Savage, and somehow ignited Snoop Dogg to sing Dean Martin's "That's Amore." Those are just some highlights in this writer/author, marketing expert, online entertainment host, talent buyer, blogger, and man-of-many-hats's career. Chattman, who is currently chief creative officer and president of Moving Forward Consulting, has an extensive background in the entertainment field, specializing in interviewing and writing about those in the music, film, and television worlds. He has covered various red carpets--from the Academy Awards to the Indie Spirits to the Tony Awards--and interviewed an eclectic mix of celebrities, including Courtney Love, Alice Cooper, Javier Bardem, Aaron Sorkin, Hulk Hogan, and Tracy Morgan. In August 2011, he launched an online music and entertainment series, A-Sides, which featured established and on-the-rise musicians performing a song or two and taking part in an informal conversation afterwards. It debuted on and has appeared on the Huffington Post, Inked magazine, and Chattman has authored many pop culture, sports, and wrestling centric books, including How the Red Sox Explain New England (Triumph Books, 2013), Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story (Triumph, 2012), and Sweet Stache (Adams Media, 2009.) He resides in Westchester County, New York, with his wife, Alison, and three young children. His hobbies include binge watching Netflix shows, going to the movies, Star Wars, the beach, listening to Bon Iver and pre-Everything Now Arcade Fire, and he is trying desperately to sever his phone from his hand.


Contents Foreword by Rainn Wilson Introduction Chapter 1: Biography, Autobiography, and Memoir: Writing with the Stars Foreword to Kool-Aid Man's Bustin' Through: Confessions of a Kool-Aid Man by Whitney Matheson Foreword to Samwell's What What (In the Butt): The Man Behind the Booty by "Testas Sterone" (Kersi Asare) Foreword to Bill Pullman's I Wasn't in Twister: A Memoir by Dante Mercadante Foreword to Walter Isaacson's Pizzazz: The Life and Genius of Darrell Hammond by the Essence of Darrell Hammond Foreword to Earl Pittman, Jr.'s Vance DeGeneris: An Unauthorized Biography by Vance DeGeneres Foreword to Chewbacca's I, Wookiee: A Memoir by "Joe Weaver" (Jon Chattman) Chapter 2: Politics, Religion, and Social Commentary: In God, We Covfefe Foreword to Newt Gingrich's Poststructuralism for Republicans: Truth in the Trump Era by "US secretary of education Betsy deVos" (J. Aaron Sanders) Foreword to It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time: A Tedious Brief History of Compassion in the GOP from Unnamed Sources within the White House, by Michael Cerveris Foreword to Vicki Mulholland's Is Big Pharma "Big Brother"? by Gregory Jbara Foreword to Blank Pages by John Oates Foreword to Stephen Hawking's Why We Keep Making the Same Mistakes by Moby Foreword to Camila Camarena's A Land without Mirrors by Ann Mahoney Foreword to Christopher Hitchens's Champagne, Lobster, Anal Sex, and Picnics: An Unabridged Anthology of Essays Lost and Found by "Lady Ann Somnia" (Mary Birdsong) Foreword to God's Wow, You're All Fucking This Up Big Time by Mary Lambert Foreword to the Straight Edge E-kewl-menical Council's New Bible for Teenz - Bible is Goalz! edition by Etan Cohen Chapter 3: Music: Opening Acts to Performances You'll Never Hear Foreword to Phil Rosenthal's Who's the Boss?: My Unlikely Rise to Rock Stardom by "Bruce Springsteen" (Phil Rosenthal) Foreword to Terry Liscomb's Bitter Emotion: My Years with Aerosmith by "Steven Tyler and Joe Perry" (Keith Murray and Chris Cain) Foreword to Lionel Richie's 1-28-85 by Claude Kelly Foreword to Garth Brooks's Chris Gaines at Paisley Park: The Secret Diaries by Alan Light Foreword to Carly Rae Jepsen's On Call Waiting by Carly Jibson Foreword to Ken Casey's The Lucky Lefty: My Dropkick Journey by Joe Gittleman Foreword to Hoobastank's Terrible Band Names: A Rock Chronology by John Ondrasik, AKA Five for Fighting Chapter 4: True Crime: Take a Bite Out of It Foreword to Eric Schlosser's I'll Be There for You: The True Story of the Central Perk Murders by Simeon Goodson Foreword to Vincent Bugliosi's Sock Puppet Mozart: The Life and Gruesome Death of Randy Masterson by Thomas Lennon Foreword to Bart Haskins's The Troubador Murders: Homicide, Justice, and One Family's Fight to Pick up the Pieces by Stephen Kellogg Foreword to A Tramp's Tales from Lucky Tam, by Matthew P. Mayo Foreword to Barbara Lewis Beauregard's The Killens by John Paul White Foreword to Alanna Trask's Keep Your Gaze on Me: A True Story of Social Media, Obsession, and Murder by Shirley Manson Chapter 5: Pop Culture and Fandom: Come Out and CosPlay Foreword to Bethany Snow's Remembering Comic Books: The Neverending Story Concludes by George Gene Gustines Foreword to Clark Kent's Behind the Iron Curtain: The True Story of Tony Stark by Jayson Stark Foreword to How the New York Yankees Have Changed Lives: A Compilation by Jerry Springer Foreword to Tom Smith's Walkers, Survivors, and Aiming for the Head in Our Modern- Day Zombie Apocalypse by Kerry Cahill Foreword to Wink Martindale's High Rollers: In the Spotlight and Behind the Scenes during the Golden Age of Game Shows by Dan Epstein Foreword to Sheila Ruminard's I Did Not Realize That Constituted Stalking: Fandom for a New Millennium by Billy Yost Foreword to Sir Anthony Hopkins's The Real Housewives: A Definitive History by "Sir Ian McKellen" (Jordan Fazio) Foreword to Simon Phillips's The Wind Beneath My Wings by Al Snow Chapter 6: Love and Sex: Yes, Please Foreword to Richard Hurt's The Old High Hard One by Bronson Arroyo Foreword to Aurora Charming's The Birds and the Bees: When Prince Charming Discovered Cinderella's Clitoris, Not Her Slipper by Inara George Foreword to Loosen Mirespect's Final Penetration by Jeffrey Reddick Foreword to Professor Boobsen Plainview's Nip-Slips: An Illustrated History by Jim McBride, AKA Mr. Skin Foreword to Sarah Linanman's Where In the World Do I Find Love? by James Adam Shelley Chapter 7: Science and Nature: Enjoy Them Before They're Gone Foreword to The Lure of the Flies by Adam West Foreword to Will D. Beest's Everything You Need to Know about Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife Regulations by Jonathan Knight Foreword to the Daughters of the American Chicken Revolution's Psychology of Chickens by Laurie Berkner Foreword to P. Forsythe Wellington's A Brief History of the Chewing Patterns of the Reticulated Giraffe by Steve Hofstetter Foreword to Dr. Robert Mochahu's Boogers That Taste Like Cheese by Jeff Pearlman Foreword to Adelicia Wolfe's The Life and Love of Doctor Viktor Wolfe: Innovator, Activist, Husband, Father, Mother by Lera Lynn Foreword to Sheila Van Hooven's Driven: One Man's Quest to Perfect the Flying Car by by Jeremy Kaplan Foreword to Vida Blue Azul's Losing Paluto by Bill Lee Chapter 8: Self Help and Good Advice: Because You Need Somebody Foreword to Grandma's I'm Dying over Here & It's Hilarious: How to Put the FUN in Funerals by Regina DeCicco Foreword to Brittany Brave's Too Fake to Fail-The Brave Method: How to Use Improv to Win at Life, Love, and Work by "Jane Smith" (Brittany Brave) Foreword to Daffy Duck's How to Win Influence and Friend People by Ali Spagnola Foreword to Henry Eisenstein's Obvious Investing by Kay Hanley Foreword to Ronald Bartel's The Bachelor's DIY Guide to Lightning Rod Assembly by "Ronald Bartel" (David Bason) Foreword to Jadree Ivancovich's Digging Mommyhood by "Sarah Schist, PhD" (Hannah Lindoff) Foreword to Edward Schwartz's Find Your True Voice: Lessons Learned in the Life of a Working Microphone by Cat Zambito Foreword to Yaswei Kahn's Con Yourself into Confidence by Samantha Ruddy Afterword by Chazz and Gianna Palminteri Foreword to Jon Chattman's Acknowledgements by Denis Hurley Acknowledgements, Thank Yous, and the Like

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  • ISBN13: 9781946885814
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781946885814
  • ISBN10: 1946885819

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