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Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights

3.2 of 5 stars 3.20  ·  rating details  ·  83 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Memoirs of actor who played Robin in the Batman series.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 1st 1995 by Logical Figments Inc
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This book read exactly as you would expect it to. Camp and full of innuendo. It really lives up to Batman legend. No matter what I read I still love Burt Ward (And Robin). I still enjoy the TV show today (which probably says alot about my sense of humour. This book was trashy, gossipy and self-aggrandizing...But I loved it! Of course it has to be taken with a pinch of salt but what autobiography doesn't? Ward isn't the best writer in the world but he succeeds in entertaining. All the behind-the- ...more
Holy dirty laundry, Batman! We're not in Gotham City anymore...

This book is NOT FOR CHILDREN!

It is a good and fast read. As a memoir, it is light-weight at best. However, if titillation is what you're after, you'll get it here to the max! This book is mostly about the sexual exploits of TV's Boy Wonder, Burt Ward, and Adam West.

IMHO, another VERY appropriate title for this book would have been, ROBIN: The Sex Life Of A Bird.

Read it if you like. It's definitely an eye-opener....You won't be ab
Christopher Roth
I've already said quite a bit about this book. Let me just say that it is the most delightfully campily sleazy book I've read in a long time. Burt Ward doesn't come off looking quite as demented as, say, Bob Crane (another '60s TV star and sex addict), partly because Burt settles down (rather boringly and disappointingly) to domesticity at the end. But Adam West comes off looking like an emotionally stunted jerk and an unrepentant user. Someone needs to do a comparative study of the psychologica ...more
This book blew my mind. I grew up watching the 1960s Batman at my grandparents' house, and have had a huge crush on Dick Grayson/Robin ever since. So when I found out Burt Ward had written an autobiography, I was totally on board.
Holy Tell-All, Batman!
I'm never going to be able to watch the show the same way again. Now, I'll forever be looking for signs that Ward was seriously injured during the shooting of an action sequence and wondering which of the extras and guest stars he slept with.

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If you are looking for Hollywood gossip, especially from the 60s. This is the book to read. Lots of dirt on people, great memories of the show Batman, and sex. Oh, there is lots and lots of sex. It made it almost awkward to read.

There were times when this book seemed to repeat itself. I am not sure if it was all just the same stuff being said over and over again or I was imagining it. It was like "sex, talk, sex, talk, sex".

Adam West was portrayed as this big hero, who had no emotions and an o
Dustin Gaughran
This was alright. It was amusing in spots. The Batman and Robin of the lovable sixties show were impossibly wholesome characters that multiple generations are familiar with. Burt Ward's tell-all reveals that he and Adam West were actually deviant poon hounds during the run of the show, and for a while after its cancelation. What's amusing is how Ward declares being a shy, conservative type, never drinking or drugging, and even refusing to cuss, while at the same time recalling fairly detailed se ...more
Super trashy. More frank than the Adam West book.
There is a lot of good in this book. The Old Hollywood style special effects are extremely interesting. Ward being forced to do his own stunts when West was not because Ward's work was actually cheaper than a stunt double accompanied by the dangerous nature of the effects used those days--involving dynamite and untrained tigers being in the same shot as an actor--are exciting. The stilted method of West's delivery--think Shatner if you're unfamiliar with the show--was actually a proven method of ...more
Mike Jensen
I can't tolerate it now, but I loved the BATMAN TV series when I was young. This is a self-indulgent autobiography by the actor who played Robin. It is gossipy, trashy, and clueless. Ward has absolutely no class for telling these stories instead of keeping them to himself. I hope he is happy that he gets his revenge on Adam West (Batman) here, because no matter how sleazy West is, Ward is worse for writing about him in this way. The second star in my review is because the book is engaging and en ...more
Craven Lovelace
This may actually be the most entertaining celebrity autobiography I have ever read. Ward spills the dirt like his cowled partner Adam West refused to in his own tepid tell-all, and his story of locking a nude West out of his hotel room after the Dynamic Duo had just boffed a pair of fans in the same suite during a comic convention is itself worth the price of this book. But in addition, there are tales of being nearly blown up and mowed down during the course of camp crimefighting, an explanati ...more
Jim Berkin
Ward's autobio and memories of the Batman TV series concentrates mostly on the more salacious side, with tales of groupies, gossipy backstage episodes, sexual escapades, and the effects of sudden fame - in other words, this thing is a MUST-READ for fans of the show! For some reason, reading stuff about this connected to formerly innocent elements of my childhood is something I find hysterical.
Roy Gloeckl
Holy crap pile, Batman. This was just bad. Boring and bad. Even when he got into the scenes of depraved sexual behavior, I was bored. I even rolled my eyes at one point...when Burt described all the problems his (purportedly) massive manhood caused on the set of Batman. Then I discover that he apparently made up a lot of stuff to make the book more interesting. Hmm, not what one typically should do with a memoir. I did not watch much of this Batman series but I do not recall being impressed with ...more
never have i read a more unbelievable load of crap. champion speed reader? huh? and who writes a tell-all to make themselves sound pure and boring? i kept waiting for the boy wonder to admit to doing something interesting, and it never happened.
Denise Romero
There were a few passages that made me really laugh out loud, but mostly I rolled my eyes reading this book on a bet. I still like watching Batman though, and may have to read Adam's book to see what he says about Burt.
Roy Kissel
If you are a fan of the TV show from the 60's, this is a must read. Some good tidbits abound. Just be prepared to hear about all of his romantic conquests along the way, and there are a bunch.
Jazzy Lemon
Holy Sexcapades Batman! Nothing, and I mean NOTHING is left to the imagination in this frisky romp through the swinging 60s as a famous television star.
Shane Grier
Some good tails I mean tales along the way. A little Burt Ward humor for you.
Burt Ward dishes the dirt on his and Adam West's days as the Caped Crusaders.
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