"Vividly written...
a superb memoir of a
life well lived"
David-Elijah Nahmod
Bay Area Reporter
"Stunningly deep... beautifully shallow... unflinchingly honest...
Acord is a gifted writer"
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“A life in the arts is richly rewarding,

even if it doesn't reward one with riches.”

From Indiana farm boy to San Francisco queer-theatre veteran...


From creator/star of the seminal gay web TV series

Old Dogs & New Tricks to his most infamous role as

Cindy Brady's political arch-enemy...

Actor Leon Acord's story, told in his singular, cheeky voice,

is like any other Hollywood memoir...

"the only difference is, I'm not famous!”

With photos & stories of dozens of film & theatre roles,

plus tales of bad auditions & a sampling of his hate mail,

you'll learn exactly why Acord never became a star!




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"If you have ever had a dream that you were
afraid to follow, you need to read this"
Reviews By Amos Lassen
"Dishy but heartfelt... the most fun I've had during quarantine!"
Manny the Movie Guy
NBC Palm Springs/The Filipino Channel
"A ribald romp... Acord's own proclivity for trouble means his accounts can be racy, offensive (to some), forthright, and satisfyingly political" 
Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer
Midwest Book Review