Kiss Me Like A Stranger

My Search for Love and Art

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Publisher Description

In this personal book from the star of many beloved and classic film comedies -- from The Producers to Young Frankenstein, Blazing saddles to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory -- Gene Wilder writes about a side of his life the public hasn't seen on the screen. Kiss Me Like a Stranger is not an autobiography in the usual sense of the word, and it's certainly not another celebrity "tell-all." Instead, Wilder has chosen to write about resonant moments in his life, events that led him to an understanding of the art of acting, and -- more important -- to an understanding of how to give love to and receive love from a woman.

Wilder writes compellingly about the creative process on stage and screen, and divulges moments from life on the sets of some of the most iconic movies of our time.

In this book, he talks about everything from his experiences in psychoanalysis to why he got into acting and later comedy (his first goal was to be a Shakespearean actor), and how a Midwestern childhood with a sick mother changed him. Wilder explains why he became an actor and writer, and about the funny, wonderful movies he made with Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Richard Pryor, and Harrison Ford, among many others. He candidly reveals his failures in love, and writes about the overwhelming experience of marrying comedienne Gilda Radner, as well as what finally had to happen for him to make a true and lasting commitment to another woman.

A thoughtful, revealing, and winsome book about life, love, and the creative process, the New York Times bestseller Kiss Me Like A Stranger is one actor's life in his own words.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
St. Martin's Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
2.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Fritzio ,

Honest, interesting, revelatory

Gene Wilder’s intimate storytelling left me feeling he was both a regular joe and the rarest of creative minds. I read it in 2022 in hopes of filling in some blanks I always had about him and Gilda, both of whom share a similar space in my comic appreciation. I was not disappointed and was glad he finally found lasting love & peace with his final partner, Karen. What a life!

Marleytravis8 ,

Loved this book

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Jovan Scottsdale ,

So good I read it in one sitting!

Loved this book. Of course, I'm partial to anything by Gene Wilder. Every one of his movies, is my favorite.

What I took away from this book is that it's never too late to meet the love of your life.

I know that it's true, because it happened to me!

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