Apr 9, 2012

Fake Interview

In Melissa St. Hilaire's new memoir-cum-women's-studies book In the Now, the jane-of-all-trades graphic/website designer, blogger, and screenwriter shares her now infamous story of how she met the World's biggest rock star, Bono, recalls her various funny and embarrassing exploits with sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, and reveals how horribly wrong her first pitch went in Hollywood. Is she crazy? Let's find out. -Alan Smithee


FI (Fake Interview): In your introduction, you mention that you actually wrote this book over a decade ago and how it was Lloyd Kaufman of Troma who urged you to finally publish. How did that come about?

MS (Melissa St. Hilaire): Well, I went to the premiere of his film Poultrygeist and we became fast friends, but even after he suggested I self-publish, it still took me awhile to actually do it because it's an unconventional memoir.

FI: And what was it that finally made you take the leap?

MS: Chelsea Handler.

FI: Oh, is she a friend, too?

MS: Nope. I was stuck in an airport for several hours going insane from boredom when I happened upon a shelf of New York Times bestsellers and 3 of her books were on it next to little bottles of Purell and rows of Kit Kats when I thought, "Meh, I'll give her a go."

FI: And...?

MS: And they were unconventional memoirs on the New York Times Bestsellers List. (pause) So, I read the first book. Garbage. I read the first half of the second book and realized I had already read about 50% of the material in the first book. Unbelievable! So, I thought, "If this crap can make the New York Times Bestsellers List 3 times over, then I'm totally publishing my book."

FI: But you do realize that the only reason Chelsea Handler was on the New York Times Bestsellers List is because she's famous?

MS: Yes.

FI: And you're not... So...?

MS: So what?

FI: Right. Ok.

Check out Melissa St. Hilaire's upcoming book In the Now coming soon to www.melissa2u.com and Amazon.com on paperback for $9.99 or order a copy from your local bookstore. For more release info and news, or to send the author a request for a signed copy, "like" the official In the  Now Facebook Page here: www.facebook.com/inthenowbook. (Photo credit: Claire Folger)

UPDATE: Now available! Buy here: https://www.createspace.com/3833528
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