An Insider's Tale
Book Review by Denise Cassino
Betty Jo Tucker is in love. She always has been. From early childhood, Betty Jo has been smitten with the silver screen. Her love started as an infatuation and grew into a mature study of film and renown as a world-class movie critic.
In her book, Confessions of a Movie Addict, Betty Jo takes us through those early childhood memories of movies, covering her eyes at the scary part, acting out the roles of her favorite stars. Then she landed herself some real jobs as a film critic which gave her a pass into all of the biggest movie events from premieres to the Academy Award Presentations.
This book takes us through many of the hilarious adventures of a movie critic, from embarrassing moments to dining with the stars. Betty Jo shares with her reader many of her best and most clever interviews, sometimes with animated characters! She also includes a plethora of reviews on dozens of movies, giving the reader a critical but fun summation of everything from box office hits to cult sleepers. This a real insider's tale of seeking, meeting and interviewing many of the hottest movie stars ever to flash across a marquee.
If you want to know what it's like to dish and dine with the Hollywood crowd, this book will do the trick. A great gift for any movie lover, Confessions will make you green with envy at Betty Jo's inside access to the stars.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Many thanks to Denise Cassino for her enthusiastic reaction to my life-at-the-movies memoir!