Trade Ed. Audio Renaissance 2005
CD ISBN $29.95 Six CDs
DD ISBN $20.97
Gene Wilder, star of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, THE PRODUCERS, and WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, takes an uncompromisingly honest, painfully eloquent look at his life. Wilder doesn’t sugarcoat his experiences, nor does he linger unnecessarily on its harsher realities. Each of his remembrances rings with truth and clarity. This is not a behind-the-scenes exposé of nastiness--as so many star autobiographies are. This is a reflection on a life lived by a boy named Jerry Silberman who, after many miserable, even excruciating, experiences, deliberately transformed himself into the star the world knows as Gene Wilder. In his own distinctive voice, Wilder takes the listener into his creative processes, neuroses, personal failures, and successes. Poignant, moving, often humorous, this is a little gem of a book. S.J.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award 2006 Audie Award Finalist © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 05]
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