"To say that I'm proud is a monumental understatement"–Johnny Depp writes about his brother Daniel's debut novel, LOSER'S TOWN

When reporters hear that Daniel Depp has written a detective novel called Loser’s Town that explores the dark side of Hollywood, one of the first questions they ask is–um, how does your brother, the Oscar-nominated actor, feel about that? Perhaps less than pleased? The truth is just the opposite: Johnny Depp went on the record with his feelings about Loser’s Town, sending the following email to USA Today which was published with their interview with Daniel Depp. Here is what Johnny had to say about his brother’s novel:

“To say that I am proud is a monumental understatement. I’ve been proud for a long, long time, having been well aware of my brother’s great talent for the majority of my life. That he and his work are finally being recognized by readers and serious book-heads alike is, of course, spectacular, but not all that surprising. And though this particular genre isn’t your typical laugh/riot fare, there are a mere handful of writers who can describe a situation to the degree that it can send me into giggling fits: Hunter Thompson, Terry Southern, Tom Robbins, Bruce Robinson and my very own brother, Daniel. Yes I’m biased, but what brother wouldn’t be??? I’d be recommending this book, blood or no blood!!!”

The Zone’s book club is also recommending Loser’s Town–the ONBC discussion begins with tidbits on March 20th, and we hope to see you there!

Many thanks to Theresa for sharing JD’s email to USA Today; you can read it on the USA Today website HERE, along with the interview with Daniel Depp. See the Zone’s Porch forum for more interviews with Daniel about Loser’s Town. –Part-Time Poet

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