But Enough About Me

But Enough About Me

A Memoir

Book - 2015
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A scandalous, sentimental, no-holds-barred, New York Times bestselling memoir from one of Hollywood's most enduring and resilient stars.

Burt Reynolds is a Hollywood leading man known for his legendary performances, sex symbol status, and infamous Hollywood romances. In his decades of stardom, Reynolds has seen it all. But Enough About Me will, in his words, "call out the assholes," try to make amends for "being the asshole myself on too many occasions," and pay homage to the superstars and ordinary heroes he has come to love and respect.

Beginning with Reynolds's adolescence as a notable football player in South Florida and the devastating car accident that ended his sports career and helped steer him toward acting, But Enough About Me then chronicles Reynolds's meteoric rise to fame. From Oscar nominations, to the spread in Cosmopolitan magazine, 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 also opens up about his romances and breakups with some of Hollywood's leading women, including the "two loves of his life," Dinah Shore and Sally Field, and his turbulent relationship with Loni Anderson, to whom he was forced to pay record-setting amounts of alimony and child support after the couple divorced. Through it all, Reynolds reflects on his personal pitfalls and recoveries and focuses on his legacy as a father and acting teacher.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780399173547
Characteristics: xvii, 302 pages :,illustrations (some colour)
Additional Contributors: Winokur, Jon

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LuvReadingStuff
Jul 21, 2016

I thought this was a great read. I have watched quit a few of Burt's movies. While reading the book I could relate to the movie. Read about Burt's one true love. It is great to hear how he is still acquainted with some of his childhood friends. If you like Burt, then you will enjoy the book.

athompson10 Dec 09, 2015

This is more a string of anecdotes than a proper autobiography. Much of what Reynolds writes about is stars he's known and their careers, not his, and he rambles about their movie credits and things they did and said that have nothing to do with him: he wasn't there, didn't hear it, he's just repeating stories and Hollywood lore. Reynolds also lacks insight, to a remarkable degree, about things that have gone wrong in his relationships. And he doesn't seem to care; it's like "she was great but it didn't work out, I don't know why, I still think she's a lovely lady." Excepting Loni Anderson, that vague "dunno, stuff happens" could be the tagline to many of his romantic relationships and platonic friendships. Burt Reynolds comes across in this book as callow and all surface, however appealing his surface might be/have been.

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trotter73
Dec 04, 2015

check out the audio CD book if you want to hear Burt narrate his book.

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