Reviews

EDITORIAL REVIEWS
"Jaxson likens fame to an addiction. In a short, to-the-point fashion he describes how, in his career as a publicist, he witnessed a number of his celebrity clients - as well as himself - damage themselves while chasing fame." - Florida Times-Union

"Grab yourself a copy of this fantastic and telling read that has everyone talking. You're not going to want to miss this!" - CelebrityDirtyLaundry.com


READER REVIEWS
"Jonathan did everything he could to get himself out of tough circumstances, and make a huge career for himself at a young age--a hustler-survivor of sorts. It's refreshing how he came to the realization that lying for celebrities is not what life is about. Fame is not what it's cracked up to be, and Jonathan is on a better path. I don't think he feels bad about outing some of the celebrity secrets because most are superficial and treated him poorly. Great read, can't wait for more!" 
-Nook Reader (Barnes & Noble)

"What a great reminder that anything worth having is not 'instant pudding'. Jonathan's story reminds us that it's not enough just to have a dream. You must set that dream into motion and work diligently to create it's reality. I am fascinated by Jonathan's ability to manifest his destiny. I deeply feel that he is continuing to create magic in his life. Jonathan is a personal inspiration to me. Truly there is a very important message conveyed within his story! Plain and simple...I loved it!"
-Joy Mac (Amazon)

"This is a well written book about a person with a tender soul in an industry not so tender. If you are curious as to how reality starts become famous, this is an excellent tutorial. Not to mention the little glimpse of gossip in this. I loved this book. My only complaint is that it is too short. Can't wait for your second one - there better be a second one. But one thing is killing me - who is the soap opera actor who pushed his wife down the stairs?"
-Patricia H. Calef (Amazon)

"Jon I love how you inspire. Thank you so much for that. Got ur awesome book in the mail yesterday and I started it immediately! So excited. I can so relate to some of it. Some of my choices have been questionable and the effects long lasting. I totally give u kudos for rising above it all to keep fighting the good fight and yet still trying to inspire and give of yourself every day. Ur courage is an inspiration to all to never give up on achieving our dreams. Love ya buddy! Have a blessed day!! Xoxo"
-Shirley Alfsen (Facebook)

"Great read, written from the heart about his experiences and his life. I enjoyed his honesty about his pursuit of fame and how he eventually found himself seeking peace from that insanity. It certainly makes me view Hollywood in a different fashion and reminds me to be an observer only and take most of it with a grain of salt! Looking forward to future books from this author."
-Linda L MacIsaac (Amazon)

"Thank you for being so candid. I read it twice and it left me wanting more. You gave us a glimpse into your life and it was heartfelt, thought-provoking, inspiring and brilliant!" 
-Laura (Barnes & Noble)

"I purchased this book for all the juicy tidbits into Hollywood, only to realize how captivated I was by this man's very own personal story. He has led an incredible life at such a young age and each chapter left me wanting more. This a must read for all those interested in reality TV, gay & lesbian, talk show fans, celebrity antics, those interested in fame, and those who want the truth on the world of Hollywood public relations. Great read and I hope he releases another one."
-Jason Stanley (GoodReads.com)

"I thought he was very honest about his life story and his experiences in the PR world, which I'm sure was very cathartic for him. His stories confirmed my suspicions all along about some of the celebrities he mentions in his book, and about how "leaked" stories get out. Jonathan: I'm glad you got out of this industry--it sounds like a very unfulfilling, unappreciated job. Much luck to you in your new life." 
-Muchelle Lancaster (Amazon)

"This book gave an amazing insight into what really happens behind-the-scenes in Hollywood. It left me wanting more and more and more. Thank you for the honesty and your story is one made for a movie! Bless you!"
-Moe Williams (GoodReads.com)

"I will be honest, I bought this book for the celebrity gossip. What I got was a riveting story of Jonathan's life and his ability to survive and flourish after a less than ideal start. I also got the celebrity gossip and it did not disappoint! This man is the real deal. Can't wait for the next book!"
-Michael Honigmann (Amazon)

"I couldn't put the book down... But forced myself so I could savor every last word! What an honest, touching, and juicy story from a guy we all sorta knew before but now know and love! His story flows, pulls you in and puts you in the passenger seat as he drives the story through chapters and leaves you wanting so much more! Jonathan, thank you for being so brave and writing this, telling the truth throughout and sharing your story. You're a beautiful person! Can't wait for part II!!" 
-Woodsy_gal (twitter) Jennifer Wood

"Thank you for being so candid. I read it twice and it left me wanting more. You gave us a glimpse into your life and it was heartfelt, thought-provoking, inspiring and brilliant!" 
-Nook Reader (Barnes & Noble)

"As someone who has done several internships in Hollywood, I was most excited to read into this book that exposes the dirt behind all the glitz and glamour. The secrets revealed are priceless! The people we see on TV that play innocent are finally seen for their truest desires: fame at any cost. One scandalous exposé I was most surprised with is that of a former Disney star (I won't say who--read the book!). I cannot say it enough. Read this book. Once you pick it up you most certainly cannot put it back down. I read the whole thing in an hour!!" 
- Marissa Vonáye (Amazon)

"A must summer read! Riveting, heartwarming. Jonathan is an honest writer in a dishonest world of celebrity. He is a survivor of a broken childhood." 
- Dara Zane Scully (Amazon)

"It all looks beautiful from the outside, but in his book, Jaxson shows us there's much more to fame and stardom than meets the eye. After a challenging childhood, the author chases fame through reality TV and learns it's not as glamorous as it appears to be. The former publicist also provides some juicy details about big stars he has worked with, but it's his journey into the dark abyss of reality TV that's most compelling." 
- BookloverVA (Amazon)

"Jonathan writes about his youth, upbringing & struggles with such vulnerability & innocence that you cannot wait to see how he emerges to be such a success both personally & professionally. He gives such insight into the business of celebrity PR and what games & demands they require to remain relevant to their public. Jonathan's behind-the-scenes personal stories make this an easy, fast, enjoyable read. A MUST READ for anyone caught up in the reality TV machine."
- Shelley Kastl (Amazon)

"WOW, who knew the machine called fame was all this? Ridiculous look at the lengths people will go to to obtain fame and stay in the limelight. Jonathan wrote very true inside look into stardom , egos and lies. Next book write about the rise and fall, Jonathan, keep on writing!!" 
- Carinacarina (Amazon)

"This book started out very good and I was excited but then it just stopped, glossed thru a couple celeb names and it was over in 50 pages..It left me wanting more, I have to admit."
- MichelleBB (Barnes & Noble)

"WOW! This is a book I have been waiting for since 2010 and after reading it, I want more!!!!" 
- Anonymous (Barnes & Noble)

READER REVIEWS PRE-RELEASE 
"I read it and I really liked the first chapter! I teared up almost a paragraph in, you really went through it! The first chapter just hooked me like a book is supposed to and left me wanting more! Great job and I can't wait to read the whole book." - Michael Parrillo

"Omg I love it. Seriously Jonathan, that was the best! I even teared up a little. It really spoke to me! - Buddy Proctor

"Man I hope there is more to come, I couldn't stop reading it! It is very interesting...I can't for the entire book! It is a book that a lot of people would buy, as many probably can relate to it some how or know someone that it may relate too." - Tim McGlothlin

"WOW...Jonathan, the first chapter is truly amazing!!! You have a fire inside of you that nothing or no one could or can ever extinguish! I loved it all. You are a gifted writer! I can't wait to read your entire book!"  - Joy Mack

2 comments:

  1. I couldn't put the book down... But forced myself so I could savor every last word! What an honest, touching, and juicy story from a guy we all sorta knew before but now know and love! His story flows, pulls you in and puts you in the passenger seat as he drives the story through chapters and leaves you wanting so much more! Jonathan, thank you for being so brave and writing this, telling the truth throughout and sharing your story. You're a beautiful person! Can't wait for part II!!
    Woodsy_gal (twitter)
    Jennifer Wood

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  2. I loved this book. My only complaint is that it is too short. Can't wait for your second one - there better be a second one. But one thing is killing me - who is the soap opera actor who pushed his wife down the stairs?

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