Memoirs and Misinformation

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Memoirs and Misinformation
A photo of Carrey's face where the left side of the image is blurred and the right side has his facial features represented by blue and green swathes of paint; a large elaborate stamp in the middle straddles both sides
Audio read byJeff Daniels
Cover artistChip Kidd
PublisherAlfred A. Knopf
Publication date
July 20, 2020 (2020-07-20)
LC Class2019954114

Memoirs and Misinformation is a 2020 surrealist memoir/novel by Canadian-American actor Jim Carrey and novelist Dana Vachon, starring a fictionalized version of Carrey. The book has received critical acclaim.

Writing and release[edit]

Carrey and Vachon met at an art studio[2] and started collaborating via Twitter a decade prior to the book's release and the origins of their collaboration went back eight years that eventually incorporated several disparate interests such as Arthurian legend and the nature of reality into a satirical memoir.[1] Additionally, the book is an outgrowth of Carrey's interest in the artifice of celebrity and the nature of the self, which developed after his own rise to fame.[3] The novel was announced in October 2019[4] and after being slated for a May 2020 release, the book was pushed back to July due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[5]

The audio book version is narrated by Carrey's Dumb and Dumber co-star Jeff Daniels.[6]


Critical reception[edit]

Kirkus Reviews praised the book for its absurdist comedy.[7]


The book was a New York Times Bestseller. Sales peaked at 87 on the USA Today Best-Selling Books.[8]


  1. ^ a b Mosley, Tonya; Hagan, Allison (July 21, 2020). "Jim Carrey Goes Beyond Meta in New Novel Memoirs and Misinformation". Here & Now. WBUR. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Franich, Darren (July 7, 2020). "Jim Carrey Talks Memoirs and Misinformation, His Novel About Jim Carrey". Entertainment Weekly. Yahoo! Entertainment. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  3. ^ St. Clair, Josh (July 8, 2020). "Jim Carrey Would Like to Be Erased Forever". Men's Health. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Browning, Justine (October 2, 2019). "Jim Carrey to Publish First Novel Memoirs and Misinformation". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  5. ^ Perez, Lexy (April 6, 2020). "Jim Carrey's Book Memoirs and Misinformation Pushed to July Release". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  6. ^ Hughes, Will (July 11, 2020). "Jeff Daniels to Narrate His Old Buddy Jim Carrey's Audiobook". The A.V. Club. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  7. ^ "Memoirs and Misinformation". Kirkus Reviews. June 17, 2020. Retrieved September 12, 2020.
  8. ^ "Memoirs and Misinformation". USA Today. Retrieved September 12, 2020.

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