If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor

If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor - Bruce Campbell I found "If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor" to be a pleasantly funny, yet insightful read about how Bruce Campbell made his way up the actor's ladder. Much of the book is a combination of telling his life story - his childhood, his family life, among other personal pursuits, but it's also an interesting view of how the movie and television industry has worked in his experience, from his pursuits as a teen to the actor he's become in his latter projects (which included accounts of his time on Brisco County Jr, Hercules, and Xena). He provides several interesting tips on how he made it through the rough times (making more money for projects - something that just about any starving artist can relate to) to hilarious moments revolving around his fandom (including some interesting fan letters peppered in throughout the work). I enjoyed it not only for hearing about the vein of his experience, but also for the approachable tone he takes with it. For a memoir, it's easy to follow, and like he mentions in the book blurb, he provides plenty of pictures and visuals to fill the space of the book, rather than just being mounds of text. It definitely wasn't a waste of time or space by any measure of the word, and it certainly illustrates that as a "B" movie actor, the real measure of success isn't just about the fame, but the amount of investment you put into the work you do - and Bruce seems to have plenty of that.Overall score: 4/5