Thanks to Rosie for sharing with us, but a past interview and feature with Gwen is in the new book, Everyone Loves You When Youâ€™re Dead: Journeys into Fame and Madness, which is in stores today. The writer used to work for Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
FOX News — Best-selling author , pickup artist and former celebrity journalist Neil Strauss has a new tell-all book about the secret life of celebrities he interviewed during his work as a pop culture expert for the New York Times and Rolling Stone.
While he may be known as a â€œpickup artistâ€ following his 2005 New York Times Bestseller, â€œThe Game: Penetrating the Society of Pickup Artists,â€ Strauss is releasing the refreshingly raw book â€œEveryone Loves You When Youâ€™re Deadâ€ â€“ comprised of dozens of candid and controversial interview transcripts with Hollywoodâ€™s hottest starsâ€¦.
And despite her wild-child exterior, Straussâ€™s perception of â€œNo Doubtâ€ rocker Gwen Stefani was that of surprisingly traditional, wholesome young woman.
â€œYouâ€™ll meet my mom, and you couldnâ€™t get more traditional. I was always a pretty passive person. I was a one-on-one person. I had my one best friend, and I didnâ€™t have lots of girlfriends. I never have. I can still name all of my best friends: the three girls from growing up, my first boyfriend â€“ who was the first guy I kissed â€“ and then Tony (Kanal, fellow band mate and ex-boyfriend.) And thatâ€™s it,â€ Stefani told Strauss. â€œThereâ€™s not much before the band. I wasnâ€™t doing drugs or having premarital sex or anything.â€