For his new book, reporter Neil Strauss gathered the best bits from a lifetime of celebrity interviews. Some highlights:
on being a geek:
"The first club I ever went to ... I was like, 'Okay, I don't fit in. I don't know what to do with myself. I'm not dressed appropriately. There's nothing cool about me. I'm going to go read a book.'"
"When you've got a dad and a mom and a little brother who are constantly poking fun at your imperfections ... it's impossible to get a big head."
"It was very, very difficult for me to ever get to a place where I said I needed some help ... but all I can say is, I've lived a much fuller life."