Scandalous, sentimental, frank, and sincere—the ultimate inside account of a television and film icon.
Burt Reynolds has been a Hollywood leading man for six decades, known for his legendary performances, sex-symbol status, and storied Hollywood romances. In his long career of stardom, during which he was number one at the box office for five years in a row, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will tell his story through the people he’s encountered on his amazing journey. In his words, he plans to “call out the assholes,” try to make amends for “being the a*****e myself on too many occasions,” and pay homage to the many heroes he has come to love and respect.
Beginning with Reynolds’s adolescence as a notable football player and the devastating car accident that ended his sports career, But Enough About Me takes readers from the Broadway stages where Reynolds got his start to his subsequent rise to fame. From Oscar nominations, to the spread in Cosmopolitan magazine that remains a notorious pop-cultural touchstone to this day, to the financial decisions that took him from rich to poor and back again, Reynolds shares the wisdom that has come from his many highs and lows. He is also ready, now more than ever, to dish. Reynolds famously romanced Dinah Shore, Sally Field, and Loni Anderson, to name only the top few; batted eyes at Bette Davis, Greta Garbo, Goldie Hawn, Farrah Fawcett, Marilyn Monroe, Candice Bergen, and so many more; went a few rounds (or more) with the likes of Donald Trump and Helen Gurley Brown; and rubbed elbows with Jon Voight, Clark Gable, Clint Eastwood, Frank Sinatra, Orson Welles, Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, and Johnny Carson, among many others. Through it all, Reynolds reflects on his personal pitfalls and recoveries and refocuses his attention on his legacy as a father and an acting teacher, leaving readers with a classic from one of Hollywood’s most enduring and treasured stars.
This is an excellent book for any Burt Reynolds fan, but also for any movie buff or anyone into Hollywood history, stunt work, or football. The details he shares of the inner circles of Hollywood, and the New York theater scene are interesting. Also the technical details he shares about the production of many of his movies, such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Sharky's Machine, and Boogie Nights all fascinating. His humor and frankness are also very evident throughout the book. Yes the narration in the audiobook version is a bit hard to hear clearly while driving,... but I just put headphone ear buds in and he's very easy to follow, and you can hear his emotions change with his voice as he speaks of moments and memories that are sentimental to him. It's definitely Burt narrating. Very enjoyable overall.
Ummm….narrated by WHO?
Ok…been looking forward to this audiobook for a while now, and especially when it said RIGHT ON THE ARTWORK that it would be read by Burt himself….so this morning when I go to preview it, imagine my (not really) surprise when it isn’t his voice! Is this one of those “SORT OF NARRATED BY…” situations where the author will make cameo appearances on their own book to read a passage here and there, and then for the majority of the read, it’s some studio artist? That’s a little bit misleading, and as fan of Burt’s, kind of a letdown. Guess I’ll just stick to and old fashioned paper book read on this one. Oh well...
Listening to Burt!
Don’t believe the naysayers. This is Burt Reynolds! Yes he’s old and at times he’s a little shaky but it’s Burt still as charismatic and devilishly charming with a twinkle in his as ever. But there’s more. The stories! It’s all here. His youth his family his early his career his friends his enemies his trans am and on and on. It’s great! Put on your ear phones grab a cup of coffee sit back and enjoy a one way conversation with the legend himself. We miss you Burt. 😆