Looking Closer, the first published biography of Spacey, explores the background and career of this enigmatic man.
Robin Tamblyn, a Spacey fan for 15 years, has published four previous titles with iuniverse, King of Hollywood, Velocity, coupling and Medium Everything.
Robin lives in Exeter, England and can be contacted via www.robintamblyn.com.
Pressly speaks openly of her extremely colorful family and of her growing understanding of how their lives have been shaped by larger forces, including prejudice, power, privilege, love, loss, and longing. She shares how the lessons she learned from their lives impacted her own journey and helped her succeed where so many others have failed.
Inspiring, heart-wrenching, and laugh-out-loud funny, It's Not Necessarily Not the Truth offers a slice of American life sure to touch the hearts of readers everywhere.
As the firstborn child of famed Rat Pack actor Peter Lawford and Patricia Kennedy, sister to John F. Kennedy, Christopher Kennedy Lawford grew up with presidents and movie stars as close relatives and personal friends.
Lawford recalls Marilyn Monroe teaching him to dance the twist in his living room when he was still a toddler, being awakened late at night by his uncle Jack to hear him announce his candidacy for president, being perched atop a high-roller craps table in Las Vegas while Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack swapped jokes and threw dice, and other treasured memories of his youth as part of America's royal family.
In spite of this seemingly idyllic childhood, Lawford's early life was marked by the traumatic assassinations of his beloved uncles Jack and Bobby, and he soon succumbed to the burgeoning drug scene of the 1970s during his teen years. With compelling realism mixed with equal doses of self-deprecating wit, youthful bravado, and hard-earned humility, Symptoms of Withdrawal chronicles Lawford's deep and long descent into near-fatal drug and alcohol addiction, and his subsequent formidable path back to the sobriety he has preserved for the past twenty years.
Symptoms of Withdrawal is a poignantly honest portrayal of Lawford's life as a Kennedy, a journey overflowing with hilarious insider anecdotes, heartbreaking accounts of Lawford's addictions to narcoticsas well as to celebrity and, ultimately, the redemption he found by asserting his own independence.
In this groundbreakingly courageous and exceptionally well-written memoir, Lawford steps forward to rise above the buried pain that first led to his addiction, and today lives mindfully by his time-tested mantra: "We are only as sick as the secrets we keep." Symptoms of Withdrawal keeps no secrets and is a compelling testament to the power of truth.
Danny's best friend and sometime lover, Benedict, devotes himself to finding out the truth about Danny's life-and death, following his story from his humble birth in the Midwest in 1959 to his violent murder at the hands of a young male hustler forty years later.
"Robin Tamblyn's debut novel King of Hollywood gives the reader an inside look at the life (and death) of a closeted Hollywood movie idol. Written compellingly by a fresh new voice in fiction, the novel chronicles the life of actor Danny Spain, from his humble beginnings to his tragic and untimely demise. The plot bubbles along merrily and draws the reader into the hidden world of a star who has much to hide. An impressive debut!"
-Michael D. Craig Author of The Ice Sculptures: A Novel of Hollywood.
24 year old Richard Lucas has even bigger problems. The newest recruit of fading Formula One team Logan Racing, he's fighting to escape the omnipresent shadow of his ace older brother as well as his burgeoning sexuality.
After Matt wins a role in hip new TV drama Nightsearcher (think: Buffy on wheels), the two men begin a secret affair that takes them all over the globe on a collision course between career and companionship in which there can only be one victor.
"Robin Tamblyn follows up backdoor-to-Tinseltown blockbuster King of Hollywood with Velocity, a steamy, adrenaline-rush, fast paced novel mixing hot guys, sexy shenanigans and Formula One racing. Written with verve and a youthful edge, Velocity takes you on the inside track to the macho world of racing, where sex and the need for speed meet head on. Fasten your seat belts readers, Velocity is one pleasure-trip of a ride!"
-Michael D. Craig
Author of The Ice Sculptures: A Novel of Hollywood
King of Hollywood
A darkly comic tale of a gay Hollywood player's rise-and fall-from grace.
An ambitious actor and a rookie racing driver find themselves-and each other-through the fast-paced world of Formula One.
Twelve erotic tales following the aspirations and encounters of twelve very different gay men.
"Robin Tamblyn is a writer to keep your eye on. Whether tackling show business in King of Hollywood, the backside of Formula One racing (Velocity) or the emotional terrain of love, sex and modern gay relationships in coupling, Robin's masterly use of words and phrases never fails to capture the imagination. Read a book by Robin Tamblyn and be prepared to be highly entertained."
-Michael D. Craig, Author of The Ice Sculptures: A Novel of Hollywood