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TMI is the story of how Mario Lavandeira became Perez Hilton, a celebrity blogger with millions of readers around the globe who was sometimes called the Most Hated Man in Hollywood. Growing up in Miami’s Little Havana in the 1980s, Perez was bullied at school because of his weight and his sexual orientation, so he devoted all his free time to eating and watching TV in his bedroom. A scholarship to NYU was a lifesaver, as Perez felt at home in New York. But his finances took a battering, and he moved on to LA. After being fired from three different jobs within the space of 10 months, Perez suddenly hit it big in 2005 with his gossip blog. With Perez’s help, many promising young artists reached the masses - Katy Perry, Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Lady Gaga, to name just a few. Perez soon became a Hollywood insider, but during his dramatic fallout with Lady Gaga, he realized he had been used. Perez’s blog became increasingly mean - “It went from bitchy to nasty”, he recalls. 

But a turning point came when Perez uploaded a video for the It Gets Better campaign and was surprised by the backlash it received. People called him a bully and a hypocrite because he previously outed gay celebrities on his blog. Perez was forced to reevaluate not only his alter ego, but also himself as a person. Following the birth of his son, he was also faced with a number of new opportunities for growth and personal reflection. TMI reveals the man behind the blog in a new, revealing, and still-juicy memoir.

©2021 Perez Hilton and Leif Eriksson (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Put some clothes on for your cover.

I get that the TMI title flows into a concept of some type of revealing cover, but it’s hard to look at.
I actually looked into a setting where I could remove it from displaying.
It’s not because of his attractiveness level, he is a decent looking person, but do you have to select a cover that no one would even want to see a male model dressed as.
He’s so determined to have more money/success, here was your blown opportunity to control your image with positivity.
But choose something that is such a turnoff!? You should’ve realized people have to look at this every time they pause or play..
Choose better next time. it could have been artistic, fun, and flattering! Good luck buddy!

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Listening from Malaysia

To be honest this audible is better than Mariah Carey audible lol. Congrats Perez! Need part two please!

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Even for free, it wasn’t worth my time

There is nothing extraordinarily compelling about Mario’s life story. From humble beginnings to rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, yadda, yadda, yadda... He still sounds like an adolescent in both his delivery and his insights, and the remorse he expresses for his former bullying ways does not come across as sincere.

He does deserve credit for relentless hustling and high work ethic that led to his success, but at the end of the day, I don’t buy what he sells, so I’m glad I didn’t pay money for this listen.

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meh

For someone who claims he's learned his lesson about mistreating celebrities, it's sad to hear him still using those names to remain relevant in a decade where no one knows who he is but bored housewives with nothing better to do than obsess with other people's lives and momentarily forget how crummy theirs is.

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Don’t waste your time

I have read/listened to a lot of biographies and memoirs. This book takes the cake as being the dumbest. It’s Perez Hilton. I should have gone into this with zero expectations. He has done nothing interesting, philanthropic, or even infamous.

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Great Read!

I’ve followed him since he began in early 2000s. It was fascinating to actually hear the background of all the gossips I read about back then. It was also great to learn the trajectory of Perez’s life and see how he’s grown to be a better person.

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Famous for being famous

An egomaniac with a swelled head- banished by Howard Stern- Lady Gaga- Ariana Grande and a host of domestic partners- no more needs to be said- it appears that he is devoted to his 3 kids? as well as himself

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A loser’s loser

I know this loser from Miami. He has always been evil scum. Glad he made a living out of it.

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Love this man, this is so hilariously uncomfortably honest

As a product of the generation who invented social media I absolutely love how well this book is put together!
Hilarious stories, clips of the gossip I know you are looking for-you will not be disappointed!!
Back in the day we could live life and no one would see the pictures or hear the rumors because no one was posting to social media in real time!
I started high school a week before 9-11 occurred; & the thought my entire extended family was there but there was no way for me to contact them back then BUT today a cousin of mine will answer to FaceTime while in the shower in New York City!!
I followed Brittany from day one so Perez Hilton became a known personality years later, who is a trailblazer for the LGBTQ community in my opinion!!
As I graduated high school in 2005 I was lucky my small town, San Antonio, Tx was just beginning to learn how to use MySpace! I slid into adulthood with the biggest sigh of relief that my child will never know how big of an idiot I was until I decide to share it with her!! I’m glad in this huge racist, land of suppression people like Perez Hilton have the courage to be THEMSELVES! You will laugh, maybe cry, but laugh until you’re peeing your pants with his detailed accounts of events that you’ve always wanted to know why he did what he did!!!
I hope he never apologizes and stays true to himself because as Americans you should know we prefer the gossiping chisme over living in reality to help us cope with the shit storm we let happen!
Thank you for writing this Perez!!!

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VAPID!!

This book is sooo shallow! The author, bless his heart, is a terrible narrator and I had a really tough time getting into it. Once I did I found many parts of the story annoying. You don’t really get a few for who the person is, rather he is simply recounting events of his life in a way that an outside observer would. I had to force myself to finish the book only to find that it had no redeeming qualities. Don’t waste your time, just google him.

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  • Anna Cotter
  • 09-10-21

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Just a nasty, unlikable narcissist. Don’t waste good time with rubbish like this. Big mistake on my behalf.

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  • sweetie72
  • 12-18-20

A Must Read!!!

Loved it loved it!
Perez does an amazing job of making this book inspiring,laugh out loud and heartbreaking. Can’t wait for another book!

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  • Anna G.
  • 11-24-20

so fun

love Perez, love the naughties, love this book. if you do too read it! !

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  • Mrs smiley
  • 05-20-22

Scandal!!

I absolutely loved listening to this audio by Perez Hilton. Great voice, great stories, raw, with no holes barred. Well done 👏 Perez, looking forward to the next one!!

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  • Destinologee
  • 05-16-22

Entertaining, truthful, shocking.

I didn't know much about Perez Hilton before listening to this other than he was some kind of objectionable and nasty little man making a living from writing horrible things about celebrities. But I thought the book might be entertaining and have some juicy celeb gossip. I wasn't wrong on either count. However, throughout the book you do see the story of Perez develop and realise that he's moved on from (and even regrets) many of the nasty things he has written. I enjoyed Perez telling his own story in his own lively and animated way and I really warmed to him. From the story of his friendship with Lady Gaga to his shocking stunt for the Harvey Weinstein show, this book is never boring.

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  • Mrs Hockings
  • 04-14-22

Loved!!

Perez used to be a marmite character and I LOVED him back in the beginning even when he was mean to everyone (sorry!) before we were all made aware of how badly this makes people (celebs) feel about themselves. But he owns this part of his past, he committed to change and he has stuck to that! He is very humble, very family oriented very VERY hardworking and so passionate in all he does! I found this book so fun to listen to! He has such a colourful life both good and bad!

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  • Shoaib shah
  • 01-11-22

easy read but didn't learn much

well written and read so the stories draw you in. however its all a little hollow and not very informative. focusses mostly on news rather than his own development over time.

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  • jackie
  • 12-11-21

Great gossip fest

I enjoyed the book on the whole, I loved the gossip. After reading it though I did feel like there is something not very nice about perez, his version of events are blatantly one sided, and he seems to be a bit of a diva, so it was hard to empathise. But It’s a very entertaining listen.

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  • Gordon hall
  • 12-08-21

good find

got to say didn't have a clue who Perez Hilton is or was and I did enjoy this book easy listing. also some amusing stories

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  • Ms. Yp Boland
  • 10-28-20

Definitely TMI but great.

Pre-ordered this way before it came out. Was not disappointed. There was literally one section when I thought “Oh my goodness Perez that’s TMI!” However overall it was just great. Loved it. Good on you, fellow.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-21

it was fine

A bit of background insight to a past big name, sounds like he really messed a number of people's lives around. Says his remorseful - he might be, or he might just know that's the proper thing to say now to get a more positive following.
Either way, easy book to listen to with short chapters means you can just chuck it on and listen to one chapter or multiple with whatever timeframe you've got.

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  • Kezza
  • 11-11-21

Fantastic story

Loved loved it Perez is so honest with his life and I thank him for that yes he’s had his faults but I think we all do well done for being so brutally honest and being who you are 💕

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  • Trev
  • 09-21-21

Perez Hilton Tells All!

A MUST Read For Any FAN Of Perez Hilton & Full Of Juicy Gossip As He Is Renowned For As Any Person Today Should Already Know-GOSSIP QUEEN 101!

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  • Amy
  • 10-19-20

Entertaining!

If you love celebrity gossip, you’ll enjoy this book. Filled with lots of juicy celeb stories and an interesting look into Perez Hilton’s personal life.

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  • Sonia
  • 10-14-20

Entertaining and easy to listen to

This audiobook has exceeded my expectations! I smashed through it in a day. The narration was great, and very easy to listen to. It felt very personal as if he’s a friend just chatting your ear away. Keeps you paying attention the whole time. There’s no dull chapter. I often catch my self re-listening certain parts because of how hilarious it is, as well as the sad hard hitting behind the scenes celebrity stories, as well as Perez’s childhood.

From childhood memories, to celebrity relationships (lady Gaga, Amanda Bynes). I must say Perez has outdone himself, I hope someone can produce his life into a movie, because from what I’ve listened to it is CRAZY! 💕

There are a few expose’s the most jaw dropping one FOR ME was John Meyer. 🤭

The only critique I have, for the sake of improvement. Midway through I did notice that the quality of narration fluctuating, it sounded like he was obviously reading, rather than the natural conversational way of narration on most part. But that’s just me being too critical.

CANT WAIT FOR ANOTHER ONE!

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  • trinity
  • 10-09-20

enjoyed it. was what I expected tho

wasn't what I expected but was still a good book. recommend it . love him

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-20

Light & Fun

If you like listening to light hearted celebrity (Hollywood) biographies, you will like this. It was a little short and it felt lacking in details at some points. You can tell it was written by ghost writers. But overall, it was pleasant and gave some insight into Perez’s past. If you like him now, I think you get more listening to his weekly Podcast.