Jim Carrey has written a new “semi-autobiographical novel” with journalist and writer Dana Vachon. Memoirs and Misinformation: a novel is due out on May 5 via Knopf, and here’s the synopsis:
Meet Jim Carrey. Sure, he’s an insanely successful and beloved movie star drowning in wealth and privilege–but he’s also lonely. Maybe past his prime. Maybe even . . . getting fat? He’s tried diets, gurus, and cuddling with his military-grade Israeli guard dogs, but nothing seems to lift the cloud of emptiness and ennui. Even the sage advice of his best friend, actor and dinosaur skull collector Nicolas Cage, isn’t enough to pull Carrey out of his slump.
But then Jim meets Georgie: ruthless ingénue, love of his life. And with the help of auteur screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, he has a role to play in a boundary-pushing new picture that may help him uncover a whole new side to himself–finally, his Oscar vehicle! Things are looking up!
But the universe has other plans.
Memoirs and Misinformation is a fearless semi-autobiographical novel, a deconstruction of persona. In it, Jim Carrey and Dana Vachon have fashioned a story about acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, our “one big soul,” Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world–apocalypses within and without.
Carrey and Vachon are going on a tour supporting the book, starting on release day in Brooklyn, and hitting Jersey City, Boston, Miami, Austin, Chicago, Vancouver, Bellingham WA, Portland, San Francisco, and wrapping up in Los Angeles. The Brooklyn date happens at Kings Theatre on May 5, and tickets go on sale Friday 2/21 at 10 AM, with various presales starting Wednesday 2/19 at 10 AM.
See all dates below.
Jim Carrey & Dana Vachon: 2020 Tour
5/5 Brooklyn NY Kings Theatre with Greenlight Bookstore
5/7 Jersey City NJ WORD Bookstore at Loew’s Theatre
5/8 Boston MA Brookline Booksmith at The Chevalier Theatre
5/9 Miami FL Books & Books at The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
5/11 Austin TX Book People at The First Baptist Church of Austin
5/12 Chicago IL Anderson’s Bookshops at The Tivoli Theatre
5/15 Vancouver BC BlueShore Financial Centre for the Performing Arts
5/17 Bellingham, WA Village books at The Performing Arts Center of Western Washington University
5/18 Portland, OR Powell’s Books at The Keller Auditorium
5/19 San Francisco CA City Arts & Lectures at The Sydney Goldstein Theater
5/21 Los Angeles, CA Live Talks LA at The Aratani Theatre