Pueblo, CO (PressExposure) August 02, 2011 -- Film Stars! Dancing! Popcorn! At last, a life story with everything but the movie stuff edited out. To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the publication of CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT by film critic Betty Jo Tucker, Wheatmark is releasing this amusing memoir as an ebook available through Amazon's Kindle store. The launch for this Kindle edition kicks off August 2 on "Movie Addict Headquarters," a BlogTalkRadio show.
In her life-at-the-movies memoir, film critic Tucker chronicles a love affair with movies that's lasted over half a century. Although personal movie-related anecdotes abound in her CONFESSIONS, Tucker also takes readers behind the scenes of the entertainment industry, sharing her favorite celebrity interviews and revealing sometimes hilarious encounters with movie stars and directors. CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT features such added attractions as Tucker's list of favorite movie-related books and Web sites as well as her reviews of over 70 films released during 2000 and 2001.
After publication in 2001, CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT was serialized by The Romance Club and selected as Book of the Month by the Long Story Short E-Zine and Bookshelf News. It received rave reviews from critics and movie fans alike.
According to film historian James Colt Harrison, "If Oscars were given out for the funniest book of the year, CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT would win hands down."
Comedian Nancy Lombardo writes, "I love this book. Someone should buy the rights and make a movie out of it. It's that good!"
Entertainment journalist Diana Saenger says, "Movie fans will have a blast reading CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT." http://www.bettyjotucker.com/confessionslaunch.html
Betty Jo Tucker, editor/lead film critic for ReelTalk Movie Reviews and host of Movie Addict Headquarters on BlogTalkRadio, is also the author of SUSAN SARANDON: A TRUE MAVERICK, which received Honorable Mention at the New York Book Festival. In addition, she is co-author of IT HAD TO BE US, an award-winning, bestselling romantic memoir she and her husband wrote under the pseudonyms of Harry & Elizabeth Lawrence. She writes film commentary for the Colorado Senior Beacon and teaches an online course on writing about movies for the Long Story Short School of Writing. A founding member of the San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS), Tucker also belongs to the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS).
Ever the movie addict, Tucker declares, "I plan to donate my author's royalties for CONFESSIONS OF A MOVIE ADDICT to The Film Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to film preservation and education."
For more information, go to the author's website at http://www.BettyJoTucker.com/confessionslaunch.html