ROBERT SELLERS is the author of a dozen books, including What Fresh Lunacy is This? The Authorized Biography of Oliver Reed and Hellraisers: The Life and Inebriated Times of Richard Burton, Richard Harris, Peter O'Toole, and Oliver Reed. He has been a regular contributor to Empire, Total Film, The Independent, SFX, and Cinema Retro, and has contributed to a number of television documentaries. He lives in the United Kingdom.
[A]s energetic, unpredictable, and entertaining as the man himself... Sellers gives equal weight to the actor's personal and professional lives--with O'Toole, at times, the line between personal and professional was nearly nonexistent anyway--and gives film buffs one of the best biographies of any actor to hit the shelves in many a year. --Booklist (starred review) [T]his well-researched title provides a comprehensive view of a legendary actor and intimate details of a glamorous time with the help of the people who knew O'Toole best. Recommended for film buffs and those interested in the larger-than-life worlds of the London stage and classic Hollywood films, this volume would be best received by readers interested in the complexity and motivations of O'Toole. --Library Journal Praise for Robert Sellers "Wildly funny and, by the end, strangely moving." --The Guardian (UK) on What Fresh Lunacy is This? "A brilliant and beguiling account of Reed's life and times." --Mail on Sunday (UK) on What Fresh Lunacy is This? "Outrageously entertaining history." --The Daily Beast on Hellraisers "The sprightly smash 'n' dash of the prose so wonderfully captures the wanton belligerence of both binging and stardom you almost feel the guys themselves are telling the tales." --GQ on Hellraisers "Like the rejuvenating martinis and blurry haze of cigarettes in Mad Men, Robert Sellers's nostalgic Hellraisers . . . amounts to an unapologetic celebration of the plastered and the damned." --The Wall Street Journal