Tie-in edition to the Miramax film released in the US in December 2002 and in the UK in January 2003. Cast includes George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore and Brad Pitt.
Chuck Barris is a former television executive and host of The Gong Show. He is the author of several books and is currently writing a sequel to his memoir. He lives in New York.
Don earphones. Shield delicate ears. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind has sex, violence, and obscenities. As with his zany old TV productions (The Dating Game, The Gong Show), Barris tries to entertain. He describes his avocation as a CIA hit man, creating suspense, except one faux Raymond Chandler bit. The complete text includes his hilarious chase to Lisbon after an American beauty, added raunch, spoofs, and more. Nick Sullivan's phrasing in the unabridged program is smooth, sometimes underplaying foul words. The condensed version loses some humor but retains the author's ego. Even so, he freely admits failures. Barris's narration does not underplay; his voice is rougher. Some unshockable adults will be taken in by behind-the-scenes TV and CIA stories in either one of these audiobooks. For popular biography collections, it's a qualified thumbs up.-Gordon Blackwell, Eastchester, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
'A weirdly compelling autobiography', Jonathan Ross, Daily Mirror .'Barris' life has been by turns insane, frightening, reckless and desparate ... his life story is nothing short of spectacular and brilliant to read', Front