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John Wayne: My Father

3.99  ·  Rating Details ·  99 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
In John Wayne: My Father, Aissa Wayne delves into her father's childhood, his film career, and his life off the screen. The result is an affecting portrait that offers a new perspective on one of America's most enduring hero's humanity.
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 28th 1998 by Taylor Trade Publishing (first published November 19th 1991)
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Jul 28, 2010 Spencer rated it liked it
the book was a quick read. The book was a little weak in serious content, it would add to anyone's knowledge of the Duke.
recommended to all fans (or relatives) ha ha
Teena in Toronto
Nov 24, 2014 Teena in Toronto rated it liked it
I wasn't a fan of John Wayne's (1907 - 79) but I wasn't not a fan. I like reading memoirs/bio and I thought this would be an interesting one.

It's written by his oldest daughter of his third marriage (the fifth oldest of his seven children). She tells us of his childhood. Born Marion Morrison and teased about his feminine name as a child, his parents didn't get along and eventually split up. His mother paid more attention his younger brother, Robert, and the author feels this is why as an adult h
Mar 20, 2014 Kim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biography, american
A bit haphazardly organized, but still a really interesting read. Aissa Wayne's tone in the book is quite honest as she discusses the good and difficult parts of being John Wayne's Daughter, and about the different facets of her own character as she discusses her own actions during her father's lifetime.

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Diana M.
May 26, 2016 Diana M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very real tribute.

I found myself remembering the Duke in different films as I read about Alissa's memories of her larger than life father. She writes clearly about her childhood, her mother, and John Wayne most of all. Her portrait of him as a kind, firm and stern father did not surprise me, and I've moved closer to the truth about the man, and what he really loved.
Marvin Gray
Jul 15, 2015 Marvin Gray rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised by how captivating this book is. It was a real page turner. To learn that John Wayne was a normal human being, with faults and shortcoming, concerns about finances, and fears that he had failed raising his children, helped me identify with this film superstar. Aissa's story is uniquely tender and informative. A quick read well worth the investment in time.
Aug 26, 2012 Elise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was loaned to me by a neghbor who is gaga over John Wayne. I'm not a John Wayne fan as far as acting goes, but I really enjoyed Aissa Wayne's book about her father. Although he was probably a hard man to live with, he was a true patriot and loved his country. I wish he were alive today to defend us still.
Nov 24, 2015 Roxanne rated it really liked it
This book is written by his daughter. He was 50 when she was born so that was different. She had a sheltered childhood but John Wayne put her in some of his movies also. I like the book, it explains what it was like to be his daughter.
Sandra Lewis
Nov 12, 2014 Sandra Lewis rated it it was amazing
Shelves: biographies
it was a wonderful on john waynes life his movies, family, his ups and down in life, illness and his sad death we will all him very much. i liked it when his kids were in his movies.
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Casey McNeill
Aug 29, 2008 Casey McNeill rated it really liked it
This is more about what it is like to have John Wayne as her father. But I really loved reading it because I could relate to a lot of the things she went through.
Amy Kane
Jan 14, 2014 Amy Kane rated it it was amazing
Great info book!!! Loved learning more about my favorite actor!!! I enjoy the info I learned from it!!
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