James Franco’s Insane Anti-Career

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If you’re looking for a long profile of a celebrity to read this weekend (and why wouldn’t you be?) you should choose this one: Sam Anderson’s profile of James Franco in New York magazine. You should read it just based on its literary merit: I have the feeling this profile will soon be regarded as a classic of the genre — I will be surprised if it doesn’t appear in multiple anthologies next year. To my mind, Anderson not only captures Franco’s personality, but he gets right to the heart of all the questions raised by James Franco’s insane anti-career. Believe me, it’s worth the time spent.


Jeremy Hatch is a writer, musician, and professional bookseller leading a cheerful, aimless life in San Francisco. He is the Junior Literary Editor of the Rumpus and has a blog which he updates once in a while. More from this author →