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Pub. Date (U.S./Canada): Sept. 29, 2009
Number of pages: 311 (+15 color photos)
ISBN (Canada): 978-0-9812396-9-9
Trim Size: 6 X 9 inches
Format: Hardcover
Category: Biography, Pop Culture, Autobiography
Canada: $25
USA: $25


Behind the Bell: Dustin Diamond
Dustin Diamond

by Dustin Diamond

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Working in Hollywood might represent an American Dream, but for many youngsters it is a true nightmare. Dustin Diamond is best known for his character Samuel “Screech” Powers in the late ’80s and ’90s on the long-running American TV teen sitcom Saved by the Bell (SBTB). Diamond's new book gives readers the disheartening story of an ex-child star.


Dustin faced serious challenges moving his career beyond his comic role as the smart, funny, and endearing nerd of Bayside High School on the show that made him an audience favorite. Through his eyes, we uncover Hollywood’s myths and see what happens when the lights go out and career expectations are shattered. Dustin also reveals how working as a child actor on SBTB created emotional turmoil that hurt his life at home and his future. For the first-time, Diamond presents the inside story of the young cast from Saved by the Bell that the viewing public thought were so lucky . . .


  • Learn the dark, behind-the-scenes story of the cast and crew’s extreme lifestyle: sex, drugs, and wild parties

  • Post-Bell, discover how Diamond used his natural comedic talents to overcome being typecast as a child actor and how he reinvented himself through stand-up comedy and reality TV

About the Author

First-time author Dustin Diamond is an American actor, reality TV star, musician and stand-up comedian. He originally won fame for his comedic role as Samuel "Screech" Powers on the television show Saved by the Bell. He recently appeared on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club.