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Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights

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As Robin, the Boy Wonder in the popular "Batman" television series -- still seen in every television U.S. and abroad -- Burt Ward has become a durable cult figure recognized the world over. In his describes how a 21-year-old former part-time real estate agent coped with the overnight transition to world-wide recognizable male sex symbol.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published September 1st 1995 by Logical Figments Books (first published June 1995)
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Adele
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Larry
Apr 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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
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Rebecca
Mar 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Super trashy. More frank than the Adam West book.
James
Jan 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
Possibly one of the worst books I have ever read.

As a BATMAN 1966-68 TV show fan (a big fan), I was looking forward to some behind the scenes anecdotes of Burt Ward who played Robin, The Boy Wonder. The readers gets a short pre-Batman bio and then gets few and far between looks behind the scenes of the show or even Ward's encounters with the great stars who played the guest villains. Instead, and this was to be expected from the cover of the book, the reader gets his numerous over inflated (so
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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
Jillian
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bio-memoir
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.

As a g
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Cindy
Jul 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
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Phil Williams
Feb 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
In 1966 Burt Ward won the role of a lifetime playing Robin on the mega-hit television series, Batman. Ward was married at the time, but not for long. He was not a drinker and never took drugs, but the sex was plentiful. Women clamored to be with him and his co-star, Adam West, and they both answered the call, again and again.

HOLY FORNICATION, BATMAN!

This is a tell all, and believe me, he does tell all. And in some cases, in graphic detail.

Kathleen
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
Dustin
Jul 07, 2014 rated it liked it
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
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