If Chins Could Kill, Confessions of a "B" Movie Actor



“This book is indispensable to anyone aspiring to a career as an actor, director, producer, or just about any other aspect of moviemaking.... A fast, enjoyable read that is sure to garner Campbell even more of a following.”
— Fangoria

“In his first book, Campbell foregoes Hollywood anecdotes for more entertaining tales of struggling to break into the biz. With a quirky assortment of rants, as well as self-deprecating chapter titles like ‘The Higher the Budget, the Lower the Part.’ he’s like the dinner guest you wish would never leave.”
— Entertainment Weekly

“An insightful and rant-filled guide to being almost famous.”
— GQ

“…entertaining and witty…Forecast: While a boon to film cultists and to Campbell’s many fans, this book also has enough insights and smarts to appeal to readers with a serious interest in popular culture.”
 — Publishers Weekly

“Exceptionally literate yet conversational, wide-ranging but never wandering, and copiously, gleefully illustrated…”
— Booklist

“The book offers insights into the world of independent filmmaking and the life of a “B” actor, but most importantly it succeeds as an evocative memoir that allows the reader to know Campbell.”
— School Library Journal


8 weeks on The New York Times Extended Bestseller list, up to #19
#6 and #9 on The New York Times Business Bestseller List
#14 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List


Hardcover & Trade Paperback: St. Martin’s Press – Over 150,000 copies sold
Personal Book Tour: 55 cities