But Enough About Me
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First entered: 21st, Nov 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.
Name: Burt Reynolds
Hometown: Lansing, Michigan
Born: Feb, 1936
About the author:
Burton Leon "Burt" Reynolds is an American actor, director and producer. He starred in many television series and feature films, such as Deliverance, The Longest Yard, Smokey and the Bandit and Sharky’s Machine. He won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for his role on the sitcom Evening Shade. He also won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in the film Boogie Nights. Reynolds graduated from Palm Beach High School in West Palm Beach, Florida and attended Florida State University on a football scholarship, and played halfback. He was married to actress Judy Carne from 1963 to 1965, and actress Loni Anderson from 1988 to 1993, with whom he adopted a son, Quinton. He still lives in Florida.
Name: Jon Winokur
Born: Aug, 1947
About the author:
Jon Winokur (b. Aug. 5, 1947) is an American writer and editor. Born in Detroit, the son of Martin M. and Elinor Winokur, he attended Temple University (BA, 1970) and the University of West Los Angeles (JD, 1980).