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Hail to the Chin!
Meet national-bestselling author and entertainment legend Bruce Campbell as he takes over the Galaxy. Join us for our evening celebrating his hilarious new memoir, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of A B-Movie Actor! Bruce will do a brief reading at Mysterious Galaxy and then commence signing. Please see our event guidelines below.
Please verify guidelines with staff on the day of the event!
- This is a ticketed event. Tickets for the signing line are available with the purchase of Hail to the Chin! from Mysterious Galaxy.
- There is a one-to-one correlation between book & ticket bundles, and the number in your party.
- Bruce will presign all copies of Hail to the Chin! for attendees at the event. Customers may purchase copies in advance but may only start picking up their book & ticket on the day of the event after 5:00 PM
- Readers may procure as many copies of Hail to the Chin as they desire. Bruce will also sign (only!) copies of If Chins Could Kill and Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way, with the purchase of a book & ticket bundle.
- Bruce will either personalize a copy of Hail to the Chin, or sign 1 (one) piece of Bruce-related memorabilia per signing line ticket.
- Only candid AKA documentry-style photos will be permitted. No posed photos. Please have your camera ready when you reach the signing table.
This is a ticketed event. Tickets to the signing line are given only with the purchase of Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of A B-Movie Actor from Mysterious Galaxy. You may purchase your book online, in-store, or over the phone. Tickets are numbered, indicating your place in the signing line, and are sold on a first-come basis. All ticket / book reservations must be paid in full, whether in-person, via telephone or email, or on-line. Please note books ordered on-line without payment using the 'pay in store' option will not be issued a ticket or guaranteed a book until actual payment is made.
Mysterious Galaxy is happy to ship signed copies, even internationally!
Shipping charges are set by the system and are adjusted down whenever possible. For example, the shipping cost for one copy shipping to the UK, Australia, and most of Europe would cost $32 U.S. in a box (choose 'First Class Intl') or $25 in a padded mailer (choose 'USPS Priority Intl'). Boxed is a little slower and more expensive, but your book will arrive in better condition. To Canada would be $25 boxed, and $20 in the padded mailer.
For the cheapest U.S. rate, choose Media Mail.
For more details and answers to your questions, please contact a Mysterious Galaxy bookseller at 858-268-4747 or mg books at mystgalaxy dot com.
One of my dad's favorite jokes about getting older was: "I went out for coffee when I was twenty-one and when I got back I was fifty-eight!"
I get what he meant now. Time flies. My first book, If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor, was published back in 2001 and it chronicles the adventures of a "mid-grade, kind of hammy actor" (my words), cutting his teeth on exploitation movies far removed from mainstream Hollywood.
This next book, an "Act II" if you will, could be considered my "maturing years" in show business, when I began to say "no" more often and gravitated toward self-generated material. Taking stock in the overall quality of my life, I fled Los Angeles and moved to a remote part of Oregon to renew, regroup and reload.
If that sounds tame, the journey from Evil Dead to Spider-Man to Burn Notice was long, with plenty of adventures/mishaps along the way. I never pictured myself hovering above Baghdad in a Blackhawk helicopter, facing a pack of wild dogs in Bulgaria, or playing an aging Elvis Presley with cancer on his penis - how can you predict this stuff? The sheer lunacy of show business is part of the fun for me and I hope you'll come along for the ride.
- Bruce "Don't Call Me Ash" Campbell
* Purchase includes ticket to Hail to the Chin! signing line! Ticket is not available with the purchase of Bruce's other titles.
"This approach generates some of the most witty showbiz lunacy since" This Is Spinal Tap.""
---"Sacramento News & Review"
What you're reading right now is known as the "flap copy." This is where the 72,444 words of my latest book are cooked down to fit this space. But how does one do that? Do you reveal pivotal plot points like the one at the end of the book where the little girl on crutches points an accusing finger and shouts, "The killer is Mr. Potter"?
I have too much respect for you as an attention-deficient consumer to attempt such an obvious ruse. But let's not play games here. You picked up the book already, so you either:
A. Know who I am
B. Liked the cool smoking jacket I'm wearing on the cover
C. Have just discovered that the bookstore restroom is out of toilet paper
Is it a sequel to my autobiography If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor? Sadly, no, which made it much harder to write. According to my publisher, I haven't "done" enough since 2001 to warrant another memoir.
Is it an "autobiographical novel"? Yes. I'm the lead character in the story, and I'm a real person, and everything in the book actually happened, except for the stuff that didn't.
The action revolves around my preparations for a pivotal role in the A-list relationship film Let's Make Love But my Homeric attempt to break through the glass ceiling of B-grade genre fare is hampered by a vengeful studio executive and a production that becomes infected by something called the "B movie virus," symptoms of which include excessive use of cheesy special effects, slapstick, and projectile vomiting.
From a violent fistfight with a Buddhist to a life-altering stint in federal prison, this novel has it all. And if the 72,444 words are too time-consuming, there are lots and lots of cool graphics.
Bruce "Don't Call Me Ash" Campbell
Okay, so at least you're interested enough to pick up this book and look inside. I think you and I are going to get along just fine.
Life is full of choices. Right now, yours is whether or not to buy the autobiography of a mid-grade, kind of hammy actor.
Am I supposed to know this guy? you think to yourself.
No, and that's exactly the point. Bookstores are chock full of household name actors and their high stakes shenanigans. I don't want to be a spoilsport, but we've all been down that road before.
Case in point: look to your left - see that Judy Garland book? You don't need that, you know plenty about her already - great voice, crappy life. Now look to your right at the Charlton Heston book. You don't need to cough up hard-earned dough for that either. You know his story too - great voice, crappy toupee.
The truth is that though you might not have a clue who I am, there are countless working stiffs like me out there, grinding away every day at the wheel of fortune.
If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor is my first book, and I invite you to ride with me through the choppy waters of blue collar Hollywood.
Okay, so buy the damned book already and read like the wind
P.S. If the book sucks, at least there are gobs of pictures, and they're not crammed in the middle like all those other actor books.