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TMI is the story of how Mario Lavandeira became Perez Hilton, a celebrity blogger with millions of readers around the globe who was sometimes called the Most Hated Man in Hollywood. Growing up in Miami’s Little Havana in the 1980s, Perez was bullied at school because of his weight and his sexual orientation, so he devoted all his free time to eating and watching TV in his bedroom. A scholarship to NYU was a lifesaver, as Perez felt at home in New York. But his finances took a battering, and he moved on to LA. After being fired from three different jobs within the space of 10 months, Perez suddenly hit it big in 2005 with his gossip blog. With Perez’s help, many promising young artists reached the masses - Katy Perry, Adele, Amy Winehouse, and Lady Gaga, to name just a few. Perez soon became a Hollywood insider, but during his dramatic fallout with Lady Gaga, he realized he had been used. Perez’s blog became increasingly mean - “It went from bitchy to nasty”, he recalls. 

But a turning point came when Perez uploaded a video for the It Gets Better campaign and was surprised by the backlash it received. People called him a bully and a hypocrite because he previously outed gay celebrities on his blog. Perez was forced to reevaluate not only his alter ego, but also himself as a person. Following the birth of his son, he was also faced with a number of new opportunities for growth and personal reflection. TMI reveals the man behind the blog in a new, revealing, and still-juicy memoir.

©2021 Perez Hilton and Leif Eriksson (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Not very juicy

The story was honestly a little flat compared to what I was expecting for someone who was in the Hollywood mix at such a pivotal time. Not very much juice. Not overly shocking. Didn't learn anything I didn't already know.

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Loved this book!!!

I loved this book!! It had a great flow and loved reminiscing for all these wonderful stories. It’s also nice to hear Perez reflect on things and take ownership for any difficulties he caused for others.

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  • L4o
  • 2020-10-20

Don't wanna miss this one!

loved it! very detailed and intriguing autobiography! Thanks for sharing these stories with us Perez!

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Spill that Tea!

As a fan since day one of the Perez Hilton Podcast (I know how Perez LOVES a shameless plug) the audiobook read by Perez was the cherry on top of an already delicious story!Perez not only creates an insightful look into his past but is able to reflect on the ego he created that caused such a stir in Hollywood! Honest and raw, Perez breaks down what he has learned from his actions but also gives some juicy insight into the drama behind some of his fall outs! Love how each chapter begins with some of the biggest headlines during that time to remind you what the big new stories were. MORE MORE MORE!

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Soo GOOD!

Finished it in a day because I couldn’t turn it off!! Most fun and interesting books I’ve heard in a long time. So fun. Lots of throwbacks. He’s come such a long way and I have so much respect for him. Encore!! Encore!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-10-21

Listening from Malaysia

To be honest this audible is better than Mariah Carey audible lol. Congrats Perez! Need part two please!

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  • parsimony5
  • 2020-11-08

Put some clothes on for your cover.

I get that the TMI title flows into a concept of some type of revealing cover, but it’s hard to look at. I actually looked into a setting where I could remove it from displaying. It’s not because of his attractiveness level, he is a decent looking person, but do you have to select a cover that no one would even want to see a male model dressed as. He’s so determined to have more money/success, here was your blown opportunity to control your image with positivity. But choose something that is such a turnoff!? You should’ve realized people have to look at this every time they pause or play.. Choose better next time. it could have been artistic, fun, and flattering! Good luck buddy!

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  • Althea
  • 2020-10-07

Great Read!

I’ve followed him since he began in early 2000s. It was fascinating to actually hear the background of all the gossips I read about back then. It was also great to learn the trajectory of Perez’s life and see how he’s grown to be a better person.

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  • Desiree
  • 2020-11-16

PEREZ IS A FREAKIN ICON!!!

So I’ve followed Perez since the beginning when I was a teen. As a 38 year old woman, he’s still my favorite!! He’s a no bs, don’t come for me, kinda human that I adore!!! Perez, you did that, babay!!! I’m forever your biggest Stan!!! Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I pray for blessings upon blessings!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-11-07

Good as easy

I have followed this man for years. It was cool to see how it all started and how he really paved the way. The story with John Mayer made me drop my jaw to the floor. I was happy to know what I made a good decision by stopping my fandom towards this man. Anywhoo, this is very entertaining, light and you can finish it fast. I liked it

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  • Julie Rodriguez
  • 2020-11-06

Truly admire your growth!

I have followed Perez throughout the years and I must say he has grown so much! His story is real & raw! I can't wait for him to out more books about his life with his children.

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  • adriana flores
  • 2020-11-01

Love, Love, Loved it!!

I have listen to this book twice! I loved the stories and your experience. I am so happy you made you career out of something you loved to do, I especially love how you evolved and still stayed relevant. Your narration made me so excited to listen. I wish it was longer, but other than that I really truly enjoyed it. I can’t wait for your next book. Great job!!

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  • Delores Moore
  • 2020-10-29

Outstanding

I got the audio book because I love all the dramatics of Perez! And this did not disappoint. I really enjoyed his telling of his own story and I could feel the emotions it brought up for him. If you’ve followed Perez over the years as I have this is a great tell all.

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  • Arango Ortiz
  • 2020-10-24

SO EASY TO LISTEN TO!

I absolutely loved this book, it was so easy to listen to, and I found myself laughing and smiling the whole way through. I definitely would recommend for an easy listen, at the gym or on a car ride.

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  • Rose
  • 2020-10-23

Craftybarbie86

I definitely enjoyed all of his honesty! it was very refreshing to hear the journey about someone who had a regular life to reaching their dreams .

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