What People Are Saying About When A Fan
Couldn't put it down. It's very funny and incredibly sad.
I laughed until I cried. The most fun you will ever have reading about a sociopath and the horror she inflicts. I recommend it to everyone associated with fandom.
I'm proud of you.
~ Sean Astin
Alive with personality! A web of deceit that would put Shelob to shame!
~ Wolfen Moondaughter, Sequential Tart
I don't think I have ever read a book so quickly (besides the Harry Potter ones). I was just so fascinated...
Every now and then, you have to stop and look around and make sure you haven't been transported to some surreal, parallel universe. It's a good thing it's funny, because otherwise it would be truly horrifying.
~ Krista Kapphahn
A chronicle of baroque subcultural weirdness...one of a kind.
Zach Dundas, Willamette Week
Without any fear of contradiction whatsoever, I can assure you that you've never read a book remotely like When A Fan...
James Shannon, Upstate Beat
Any fan of the films will want this book, as will anyone interested in the ways people fool each other.
Dan Hays, Statesman Journal
Lively and funny. The lies should have been printed in red and the truth in blue; it would have made for a very colorful book.
Laurel Sutton, Lincoln Heights Literary Society
100% accurate...Even with an unfinished version and no illustrations I had a great time reading it.
Required reading for anyone who's 'met' a new friend online and is considering getting more involved with them in 'the real world'. A compelling, good read...
Ian "Irascian" Smith
What a thoroughly bizarre little tale...If you need a little freak show to raise your spirits, this is a good choice.
Unusual among true crime stories, both con artists and dupes/avengers are women. Much food here for thought about sexual and gender politics.
~ Rebecca, California
I laughed my ass off.
~ SunnyJim, who is accepting donations for a new ass
Like reading a thriller.
~Tehanu, Co-Founder, TheOneRing.net
Even though I know most of the story, it still is so fascinating to read it all.
~ "NotE!butNice," fellow victim
This is now my favorite book of all time. It is precious to me and shall remain in my family as a sacred heirloom.
~ John Malkinson, fellow victim and cover artist
Began reading it this morning...before I knew it, I was VERY late for work.
~ "MST500," fellow victim
You'll have to take that book with MANY grains of salt.
~ Abigail Stone, con artist
Whatever grains of salt that I was supposed to take have long since disingrated, after finding that the book has evidence from government officials and
notes from high profile celebrities.
~ Bluejeans07, California
If I'd pulled even a quarter of the stuff they were up to I'd probably have extensive plastic surgery and move to some remote farming village in Lithuania, rather than parading
myself in costume for tourists in front of Mann's Theatre.
Get in, sit down, shut up and HANG ON!
~ Alison VanCorbach, Oregon
A wild ride! The fact that this person is still free as a bird concerns me. She should come with a warning sign!
~ Shirley, Great Britain
Fascinates and amuses...A thoroughly readable and entertaining book.
~ Carla, Newfoundland
Fabulous, funny, well-written...I was laughing most of the time.
Mindboggling. But highly entertaining.
~ "Ari," Austria
Looking forward to the day Those Two pay their karmic debts. I'm going through the appendices now -- with a bottle of Pepto Bismol at my side.
~ Mithfiniel, Seattle
~ FoxyKC, San Diego
A very complex story, with hilarious metaphors--really entertaining.
~ "Tangelian," Sweden
Abbey sharing a banana with Pippin is just priceless!
Part fandom memoir, part cautionary tale...worth the price.
Loved it! My reactions ranged from abject disbelief, complete horror and genuine mirth.
~ Liana, Great Britain