We’ve probably gotten a vague idea that Matthew Perry has a pretty cool story about him, but as Friends, Lovers, and The Terrible Big Thing (Title) reveal, mental health reports. and his struggle with addiction is just the tip of the iceberg. In his autobiography, the Friends star details the range of health problems that the abuse of drugs like Xanax and Oxycontin has left him, including erectile dysfunction and a ruptured colon that caused him you have to support life.
through 40 chapters of Bono’s long-awaited memoir Surrender: 40 songs a story (Hutchinson Heinemann) frontman of U2 details the love and suffering that made him, including the death of his mother when he was a teenager and his complicated relationship with his father. His affection for his bandmates shows through in his posts, but he’s also honest about them, including a description of bassist Adam Clayton who missed the taping of a show. TV show after being found unconscious in his hotel room, due to “overdoing it” with drinks and drugs.
Over the years, Geena Davis has been one of those stars whose careers are a bit confusing: she seemed to burn brightly in the early 1990s before snuffing out. In Die for politeness (William Collins) the actress explains that part and details the allegations of harassment she suffered at the hands of Bill Murray, with whom she co-starred in the 1990 film. Quick change. She wrote, Murray pressured her to let him give her a massage, and shouted insults at her appearance.
The extraordinary life of an ordinary man (Century), possibly the celebrity autobiography of the year, is the result of 14,000 pages of lost tapes in which Paul Newman (died 2008) examines his own life with fidelity. really cruel. Newman had a fractured relationship with his mother and relied on alcohol to paralyze himself even as he became Hollywood royalty. Whether he wants this book out is another matter, but it’s certainly a compelling read.
If Paul Newman’s memoirs have the gratification of reading someone’s therapeutic notes, Hugh Bonneville’s Play Under the Piano (Abacus,) with its well-practiced anecdotes, like ‘an evening with’. The Downton Abbey The star is relentlessly self-deprecating and details a number of examples of career embarrassment — including a memorable injury in a public urinal before a casting meeting — and is always entertaining.
out of the corner by Jennifer Gray (Ballantine Books) — title, of course, alluding to the quote ‘nobody corner babies’ from Dirty dance, Gray’s most famous film but while there are flashbacks to her co-star, Patrick Swayze, the most surprising material concerns Gray’s friendship with Madonna. The singer comforted Gray after he broke up with Matthew Broderick and even threw her a “slut” party for single girls that she invited the “sexy” Alec Baldwin as one. gift for Gray.
There’s a happy tune to Manage expectations by Minnie Driver (Bonnier), has some pain in it: Driver details the aftermath of her parents’ divorce, her efforts to become an actress, and the horrific moment when she finds out that Matt Damon is cheating on her. saw him in the magazine kissing another girl.
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