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  • By Nina Jacobs
    Jan 20, 2017
    What an absolutely charming book to read! While not a famous writer, Stephen Mosher proves that he should be. His experiences in life are interesting but not so interesting that the reader cannot relate to him or the stories he tells. Granted, not everyone has met all the famous people he has or done all the things he has done - but when reading his memoir a person actually has the feeling that they, too, could accomplish the things he has. His life has been a lesson in what sheer determination can accomplish. He is affable, engaging and brutally honest about himself, his mistakes, his flaws and his ability to overcome obstacles. While I enjoyed each celebrity story (some of the celebrities I had never heard of and had to search online) what was really inspiring was the personal triumphs he has had - from beating addiction to low self-image, from poverty to abuse, he has conquered and come out wiser and happier. It would be fun to meet him in person and hear him tell his stories aloud.
  • By Dennis Martin
    Jan 11, 2017
    A fan of celebrity photography books, I was given The Sweater Book AND Lived In Crazy for Christmas by my friend. I had never heard of Stephen Mosher before but I loved both books and can, now, call myself a fan. The photos in the one book made we anxious to read the stories in the other book. I did not know that the stories about Mr. Mosher's personal life would resonate more soundly with me. He writes very frankly about his struggles with alcohol, low-self esteem, rejection, poor health and poverty, as well as his determined attempts at conquering all of these obstacles, at any cost. And conquer them, he has. He has taken a journey of an everyman who is also an artist, making this reader want to know more about him and, honestly, be more like him. The personal stories are funny, frank, poignant, honest and,once or twice, shocking, while the celebrity stories are lovingly and respectfully told, making it clear that he has nothing but fond memories and good wishes for his movie star... More > models. It is a book I will read again and would recommend to anyone, gay or straight, clean or sober, celebrity interested or not at all. I'm indebted to my friend who gave me the book. What a gift.< Less
  • By Dan Tracy
    Jan 9, 2017
    Stephen's simultaneous tongue-in-cheek and philosophical glimpses into the world of a photographer, husband, friend, and survivor can get you thinking about your own life more clearly. He shows what it means to love and lose, to regret and overcome, to continually rediscover one's place on the planet. You'll come because of the (impressive!) menagerie of crazy and kind celebrities mentioned, and you'll stay because of the off-the-cuff writing and the stories themselves. We'll always need more stories of people just outside of the limelight, because they are often the most important people of all.
  • By Annalisa Mickelson
    Jan 1, 2017
    With this fast-paced and very entertaining memoir, Stephen Mosher has managed to balance showing us an insider's look into Hollywood all while feeling like a trusted friend giving us the best gossip. This is a must read for anyone who wants to have the curtain pulled back on what your favorite celebrities are *really* like. Woven within these stories are Mosher's own tales of life lessons learned and adventures had. Every chapter I finished I declared to be my favorite. They are wonderfully complete and yet delightfully brief, giving you the perfect morsel. Would recommend to anyone who loves just a great read.
  • By Bill Koeninger
    Dec 26, 2016
    In his memoir, author and photographer Stephen Mosher has accomplished something that sounds very easy but is actually quite difficult; he has captured his own, authentic voice. His almost autobiographical account of his early life, and his struggles growing up gay, partly in small town Texas, is set against the story of his philanthropic project, The Sweater Book. The stories of getting many a-list celebrities, and icons of Hollywood and Broadway,to participate gives a glimpse into the lives of people we know only from stage and screen (both big and small). As I read the stories I craved the pictures that were the result. The stories of Stephen's life as a gay man finding his way in a world that still does not fully accept him is at times inspiring, funny, touching and eye-opening. His life with his husband, Pat, and their journey together from college in Texas, to their community of friends in their Hell's Kitchen apartment takes the reader deep into the world they have successfully... More > created for themselves. All in all, the book is a peek through the keyhole at the Lived in Crazy life of a very interesting person who has created a unique niche for himself in the modern gig economy.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781365459467
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Daufeta Inc. Books
Published
November 19, 2016
Language
English
Pages
302
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
1.13 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
Product ID
22950944
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