Songs My Mother Taught Me
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The publisher reportedly paid $5 million for this book but expects to recoup its investment; after all, this will be the only Brando autobiography available. Lindsey, who authored the prize-winning The Falcon and the Snowman, also helped Ronald Reagan when he faced writer's block over his autobiography. A 500,000-copy first printing.
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When Marlon Brando, playing Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, bemoaned the fact that he "...more
Marlon Brando was something else. Close to fearless, conniving, even cruel but so complex. He had countless women fawning over him, but for some reason he never treated them all that well. Ther...more
The book is pleasant to read because it is simple in its nature. It does not try to fascinate you directly with exaggerated expressions. The first chapters could in fact be considered boring or very dramatic too. In the early pages Marlon describes his childhood. The troubles he had to cope with being a son of an alcoholic father. This part of the book seems rather sad and dramatic, but it is narrowed with great empathy and understanding.
The book gets mo...more
Truth be told, Mr. Brando can hold a reader’s attention on a variety of subjects: acting, sex, stalkers, God/religion, Tahiti, the plight of...more
A serious advocate for civil rights in the 1960s and Indian rights in the 70s; Brando was deeply involved with far left extremists in those decades... including the Black Panthers and the American Indian Movement. These involvements may have labeled him...more
That said, it's a good read which focuses mainly on his movie career and his involvement with AIM and other activist groups. He certainly shows his ego in terms of his looks in this book, but he's a...more
In ordinary life people rarely know exactly what they're going to say when they open their mouths and start to express a thought. They're still thinking, and the fact that they are looking for words shows on their faces. They pause for an instant to find the right word, search their minds to compose a sentence, then...more
Now that I have finished this book, I am a bit disappointed. I guess I would have preferred not to know anything about him, than to know that he was a womanizer and a drinker. Not a lot of insite to his live, I won't bother with autobiographies anymore of actors/singers/etc.
Brando had a significant impact...more