By Jon Winokur, Burt Reynolds
Scandalous, sentimental, frank, and sincere—the final inside of account of a tv and picture icon.
Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood major guy for 6 many years, recognized for his mythical performances, sex-symbol prestige, and storied Hollywood romances. In his lengthy occupation of stardom, in which he used to be #1 on the field place of work for 5 years in a row, Reynolds has obvious all of it. But sufficient approximately Me will inform his tale in the course of the humans he’s encountered on his awesome trip. In his phrases, he plans to “call out the assholes,” attempt to compensate for “being the asshole myself on too many occasions,” and pay homage to the various heroes he has come to like and respect.
starting with Reynolds’s formative years as a outstanding soccer participant and the devastating motor vehicle twist of fate that ended his activities profession, But sufficient approximately Me takes readers from the Broadway phases the place Reynolds bought his begin to his next upward thrust to status. From Oscar nominations, to the unfold in Cosmopolitan journal that is still a infamous pop-cultural touchstone to this present day, to the monetary judgements that took him from wealthy to negative and again back, Reynolds stocks the knowledge that has come from his many highs and lows. he's additionally prepared, now greater than ever, to dish. Reynolds famously romanced Dinah Shore, Sally box, and Loni Anderson, to call basically the head few; batted eyes at Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Goldie Hawn, Farrah Fawcett, Marilyn Monroe, Candice Bergen, and such a lot of extra; went a couple of rounds (or extra) with the likes of Donald Trump and Helen Gurley Brown; and rubbed elbows with Jon Voight, Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Johnny Carson, between many others. via all of it, Reynolds displays on his own pitfalls and recoveries and refocuses his awareness on his legacy as a father and an appearing instructor, leaving readers with a vintage from certainly one of Hollywood’s so much enduring and valuable stars.
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Extra resources for But Enough About Me: A Memoir
Because Arkansas gets more tornadoes than almost any other place in the United States, most people who lived in virtual stick houses like theirs dug a hole in the ground for a storm cellar. Theirs was out in the front yard, and had a little bed and a small table with a coal-oil lantern on it. ” I never found out whether that was true or not. My only other memory of my great-grandfather is that he came to visit me in the hospital when I broke my leg at age five. He held my hand and we posed for a picture.
James Eldridge Cassidy was a slight man, about five eight, but in those years still strong and handsome. I always thought he resembled the actor Randolph Scott. When my grandparents moved from Bodcaw, which had a population of about a hundred, to the metropolis Hope, Papaw worked for an icehouse delivering ice on a horse-drawn wagon. In those days, refrigerators really were iceboxes, cooled by chunks of ice whose size varied according to the size of the appliance. Though he weighed about 150 pounds, my grandfather carried ice blocks that weighed up to a hundred pounds or more, using a pair of hooks to slide them onto his back, which was protected by a large leather flap.
He rented a big house from Uncle Raymond at 1011 Park Avenue, in the east end of town. He led Mother to believe he’d made a good deal for it and had bought the house with his income and hers, but even with their two incomes, and with housing costs a considerably smaller part of the average family’s expenses than now, I can’t see how we could have afforded it. The house was up on a hill; it had two stories, five bedrooms, and a fascinating little ballroom upstairs with a bar on which stood a big rotating cage with two huge dice in it.
But Enough About Me: A Memoir by Jon Winokur, Burt Reynolds