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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 920 Newman
Author: Newman, Paul,
Title: The extraordinary life of an ordinary man :
Remainder of title: a memoir /
Summary, etc. note: "The raw, candid, unvarnished memoir of an American icon Several years before he died in 2008, Paul Newman commissioned his best friend to interview actors and directors he worked with, his friends, his children, his first wife, his psychiatrist, and Joanne Woodward, to create an oral history of his life. After hearing and reading what others said about him, Newman then dictated his own version of his life. Now, this long-lost memoir-90% Newman's own narrative, interspersed with wonderful stories and recollections by his family, friends, and such luminaries as Elia Kazan, Tom Cruise, George Roy Hill, Martin Ritt-will be published. This book will surprise and even shock people, it reveals unknown sides of Paul Newman: funny and tragic, charming and insightful, personal and professional. Newman's traumatic childhood is brilliantly detailed: his terrible relationship with his mother (he says she always considered him purely a decoration, not an actual child), his complicated relationship with his father (who once insisted eight-year-old Paul walk home several miles with a broken leg). He talks with extraordinary honesty, insight and humor, about his insecurities as a teenager, his lack of success with women, his feelings of failure. Tales of his army years feel like a movie in itself. His college years, his early yearnings to be an actor, learning his craft, his acting rivals at the beginning of his career (Brando and Dean), his films (good and bad) - he spares no one, including himself. He discusses the complicated relationship he had with his first wife, his son Scott's death, and his guilt about that death. Perhaps the most moving material in the book comes when he discusses Joanne Woodward-their love for each other, his dependence on her, even their sexually charged life together"--

International Standard Book Number: 9780593534502
: (ebook)
: (hardcover)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9780593534519
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Geographic area code: n-us---
Classification number: PN2287.N44
Item number: A3 2022
Edition number: 23/eng/20220217
Classification number: 791.430/28092
Classification number: B
Dates associated with a name: 1925-2008
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Paul Newman ; based on interviews and oral histories conducted by Stewart Stern ; compiled and edited by David Rosenthal ; foreword by Melissa Newman ; afterword by Clea Newman Soderlund.
Edition statement: First edition.
Place of publication: New York, NY
Name of publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Date of publication: 2022
: New York :
: Alfred A. Knopf,
: 2022.
Extent: xiv, 297 pages :
Other physical details: illustrations ;
Dimensions: 25 cm
: rdacontent
: text
: txt
: rdamedia
: unmediated
: n
: rdacarrier
: volume
: nc
General note: Includes index.
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: Donated by the Rotary Club of Damariscotta / Newcastle-3/31/2023
Purchase price: $ 32.00
Personal name: Newman, Paul,
Personal name: Newman, Paul,
Personal name: Newman, Paul,
Dates associated with a name: 1925-2008.
Dates associated with a name: 1925-2008
Dates associated with a name: 1925-2008
Form subdivision: Interviews.
General subdivision: Friends and associates.
Subject: Motion picture actors and actresses
Subject: Newman, Paul-Memoir.
Form subdivision: Biography.
Geographic subdivision: United States
Personal name: Stern, Stewart,
Personal name: Rosenthal, David,
Dates associated with a name: 1953-
Relator term: interviewer.
Relator term: compiler
Relator term: editor.
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