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TMI
TMI

TMI

My Life in Scandal

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

240 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Cloth, $26.99 (US $26.99) (CA $35.99)

Publication Date: October 2020

ISBN 9781641604048

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2020)

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Overview

The story of how Mario Lavandeira becomes Perez Hilton, the world's first and biggest celebrity blogger, with millions of readers around the globe—while also becoming the most hated man in Hollywood

The story of how Mario Lavandeira becomes Perez Hilton, the world's first and biggest celebrity blogger, with millions of readers around the globe—while also becoming the most hated man in HollywoodTMI is the memoir of Mario Lavandeira and how he became Perez Hilton, a celebrity blogger with millions of readers around the globe. Growing up in Miami's Little Havana in the 1980s, Perez was bullied at school because of his weight and his sexual orientation, so he devoted all his free time to eating and watching TV in his bedroom. A scholarship to NYU was a lifesaver, as Perez felt at home in New York. But his finances took a battering, and he moved on to L.A. After being fired from three different jobs within the space of ten months, Perez suddenly hit it big in 2005 with his gossip blog. With Perez's help, many promising young artists reached the masses: Katy Perry, Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Lady Gaga, to name just a few. Perez soon became a Hollywood insider, but during his dramatic fallout with Lady Gaga he realized that he had been used. Perez admits his popular blog became increasingly mean—it "went from bitchy to downright nasty," he recalls. But a turning point came when he uploaded a video for the It Gets Better campaign and was surprised by the backlash it received. People called him a bully and a hypocrite because he previously outed gay celebrities. Perez was forced to reevaluate not only his alter ego but also himself as a person. Following the birth of his son, he was also faced with a number of new opportunities for growth and personal reflection. TMI reveals the man behind the blog in a revealing, heartfelt, and juicy memoir.  

Reviews

"Delicious memoir. . . . catnip for Hollywood gossip hounds." —Publishers Weekly

"Those looking for a light, dishy read would be remiss to ignore a book by the king of gossip himself." —Booklist

Author Biography

Perez Hilton is a celebrity gossip blogger, known and hated from coast to coast. Leif Eriksson and Martin Svensson have written several autobiographies for international celebrities, including UFC star Alexander Gustafsson's The Mauler and Samantha Fox's bestseller Forever.