Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher
By Adrian Maher


304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $16.99 (US $16.99) (CA $22.99)

ISBN 9781641601146

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Nov 2019)


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A titillating expose of the subterranean culture of party crashers seeking access to the famous and exclusive L.A. celebrity society
Drawing on more than 20 years of interviews, anecdotes and personal experiences, Uninvited: Confessions of a Hollywood Party Crasher recounts the unique journey of a former Los Angeles Times reporter who, struggling with the collapse of his industry and personal tragedies, falls in with a group of intrepid gatecrashers who routinely pierce Tinseltown's celebrity party circuit. Author Adrian Maher is the first to chronicle this unique subterranean culture in La La Land—a group of social strivers, ambitious outliers, compulsive risk-takers and dysfunctional characters seeking access to a famous and exclusive society from which they've been banned. Uninvited uses all the author's skills as a veteran reporter, television producer, private investigator, archivist and humorous storyteller to reveal the unseen capers, snafus and mishaps behind Hollywood's palace gates against a backdrop of America's fascination with celebrity culture. And it exposes the personal struggles of an adrenaline-addicted gatecrasher facing perpetual moral challenges, physical dangers and psychological stressors that culminate in near disaster.

Author Biography

Adrian Maher was a print reporter for the Los Angeles Times, UPI, Newsweek, Time and the L.A. Weekly for more than a decade. Maher is currently an adjunct professor at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts where he teaches classes in investigative journalism and documentary film production. He has written, directed and produced dozens of programs for such television networks as Discovery, History, National Geographic, ABC, Fox, MSNBC and Travel. He lives in Santa Monica, CA.