View photos Jim Carrey and Tom Cruise (WireImage-Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) More Actor Jim Carrey is set to publish his new semi-autobiographical book Memoirs and Misinformation in July, and the Ace Ventura star thinks Tom Cruise may want to punch him after he’s read it.
Memoirs and Misinformation , co-written with Mergers and Acquisitions author Dana Vachon, is a Hollywood-set satire about an actor called Jim Carrey whose fictional career closely mirrors that of the rubber-faced Canadian comic. “None of this is real and all of it is true,” Carrey describes it on Amazon .
Talking to The New York Times , Carrey explained: “Jim Carrey in this book is really a representative — he’s an avatar of anybody in my position. Of the artist, of the celebrity, of the star. That world and all its excesses and gluttony and self-focus and vanity. Some of it is very actual. You just won’t know which is which. But even the fictional qualities of the book reveal a truth.”
Although the name of Mission: Impossible star Tom Cruise doesn’t appear in the book for legal reasons, he’s represented by a fictional character who goes by the name of Laser Jack Lightning.
“That’s just us poking fun at the litigiousness of Hollywood,” Carrey adds. “I know Tom Cruise. He may sock me, but hey, I’ll take the beating for a piece of art. I think he’s going to love it.”
View photos Tom Cruise (BFC/Getty Images) More Carrey attended the 2006 wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes in Italy, with his then-partner Jenny McCarthy.
According to the NY Times, Memoirs and Misinformation finds the fictional Carrey “in the midst of an existential crisis” addicted to Netflix, YouTube and TMZ, and “fixated on his own inevitable demise and the eventual end of the universe”.
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