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Tarzan, My Father

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  17 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
An authoritative biography of the first TarzanOlympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmullerthis book offers an intimate look at Weissmuller's early life, middle years, and later decline, through swimming training, Olympic triumphs, failed marriages, a Hollywood life as Tarzan of the Apes, and subsequent career as Jungle Jim. Written by his only son, this biography is a sens ...more
ebook, 229 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by ECW Press (first published October 1st 2002)
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Mike Jensen
Nov 13, 2011 Mike Jensen rated it really liked it
This book answers the quiestion few people have asked, "What was it like to grow up with Johnny Weissmuller as your father?" Though billed at a biography of the swimmer turned actor, it is just as much, or more, the autobiography of his son and how he has come to terms with being Weissmuller’s son. It seems that it hasn’t always been easy, but then love wins out. In other words, this is exactly what you would expect.

I completely get why Weissmuller, Jr. needed to write this book. I’m not sure w
Nov 01, 2014 sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book cause it was written by his son. There are other books but this is the truth. There will never be another Tarzan book is funny sad and very heartwarming I recommend this highly if you are a fan
Nov 20, 2013 Mike rated it liked it
Open, revealing, and fair-minded. He gives his side on several stories and offers the opposing point of view. (Such as whether Johnny Sr's manager cheated him.)

Intro: the hard times made Tarzan popular...."Tarzan is a survivor...T is a winner....every generation has, and needs, a Tarzan image"
16...family story, not a bio
33...good health and hard work were almost gospel to JW
127..always put on a good face and tried to present himself to the world as a man without a care, but to tell the tru
Paula Broad
Aug 07, 2013 Paula Broad rated it it was amazing
It was really good to read.
Jan 26, 2009 Fishsanwitt marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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