James Franco Sells Book Straight to Amazon

Yet another occupation for busy actor
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 4, 2012 4:00 AM CST
James Franco arrives for a screening of his film 'Sal' at the Austin Film Festival in Texas earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Austin Film Festival,Jack Plunkett)
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(Newser) – Jack-of-multiple-trades James Franco is about to peddle his latest endeavor on Amazon. The actor's first novel, Actors Anonymous, has been acquired by Amazon's new fiction editor and the tome will head directly to the company's online store. The work is supposed to be a barely-fictionalized version of Franco's own experiences, reports the New York Observer. Franco's first book of short stories, Palo Alto, won less-than-stellar reviews from Gawker, which is also less than thrilled about the upcoming book. (Read more James Franco stories.)

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