A riveting medical memoir— actor/writer/director Robby Benson takes us on a candid journey from athletic soft-spoken heartthrob on Broadway and film, to husband, father, professor— and courageous survivor of 4 open-heart surgeries.
From One On One, Ice Castles, The Chosen and Disney’s Beauty and The Beast to directing TV’s Ellen and Friends, the funny and explicit narrative— enhanced with film clips, 20 original songs, photography, slideshows, and medical links— is a must for fans and essential reading for heart patients and their loved ones.
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What a beautiful work of art. And a fascinating, heart- warming story as well. A purchase to cherish forever. Enjoy!
A brave new book world -- immersive experience!
I'm really enjoying everything about this book. Starting with the prologue in the author's voice, it is delightful to have web links, photographs, slide shows, movie clips, songs and slide shows to accompany the text and the story. This is a light hearted look by a very funny and heartfelt man, about an important and not so funny subject. Highly recommend it.
It's also a good use of the media -- not superfluous, not just thrown in there, but greatly enhances the text. I can't imagine reading the book without it. And looks great on the iPad.
Absolutely love this book
I highly recommend this amazingly heartfelt and personal book by Robby Benson. It's a must read for any heart patient or for others who are going through some sort of medical trauma. This book offers a new perspective on how to handle medical challenges (large or small). Not only is this book a great read, but it's wonderful how the story weaves between music, videos, photos and slideshows. Thanks Robby for the hope and inspiration!