By Jon Winokur, Burt Reynolds
Scandalous, sentimental, frank, and sincere—the final inside of account of a tv and movie icon.
Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood prime guy for 6 many years, identified for his mythical performances, sex-symbol prestige, and storied Hollywood romances. In his lengthy profession of stardom, within which he was once number 1 on the field workplace for 5 years in a row, Reynolds has obvious all of it. But sufficient approximately Me will inform his tale during the humans he’s encountered on his impressive trip. In his phrases, he plans to “call out the assholes,” attempt to catch up on “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 early life as a impressive soccer participant and the devastating automobile coincidence that ended his activities profession, But adequate approximately Me takes readers from the Broadway levels the place Reynolds received his begin to his next upward push to status. From Oscar nominations, to the unfold in Cosmopolitan journal that is still a infamous pop-cultural touchstone to at the present time, to the monetary judgements that took him from wealthy to bad 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 in simple terms 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 number 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 one among Hollywood’s so much enduring and precious stars.
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