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The Garner Files

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Jim's Voice Loud and Clear

Reading "The Garner Files" is exactly like sitting down with the subject and spending a wonderful day with him. Jim's voice comes through loud and clear, (On the golf course, sometimes louder) Having spent two years on the set of "The Rockford Files" I came to know Jim ...
Reading "The Garner Files" is exactly like sitting down with the subject and spending a wonderful day with him. Jim's voice comes through loud and clear, (On the golf course, sometimes louder) Having spent two years on the set of "The Rockford Files" I came to know Jim Garner. There is not an OUNCE of "Mr. Movie Star" in the man. "Family" is a word closely associated with Jim and that also comes through in this easy reading memoir penned with Jon Winokur (The Portable Curmudgeon) From his tough upbringing in Oklahoma, to his stint in the Korean War (where he won two purple hearts) to Broadway and onto to Hollywood, Jim is a "working actor" with a great respect for writers, his fellow actors (albeit one or two) and his crew. I can attest first hand, what you see is what you get in "The Garner Files." When you see Jim on the screen be it movies or television, you're seeing "Maverick" or "Charlie Madison" or "Rockford" you're really not seeing James Garner. Jim works extremely hard at making it LOOK like you THINK you're seeing James Garner. You can call me biased and that's fine...but I will tell you to your face that you will not meet a more decent person than Jim Garner. He hasn't changed in all the years I've known him and that is the beauty of the man. As I said before, "What you see is what you get." Robert Howe

posted by Rhowe360 on January 3, 2012

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10 out of 33 people found this review helpful.

The Baumgarner Files

Well, let me see if I can wrte a review on your book. Never done this before. Just want to say how much I have always love you in all your movies. One of my top ten actors of all time. Fun & so entertaining, a natural. All your favorites seem to be my favorites. Love he...
Well, let me see if I can wrte a review on your book. Never done this before. Just want to say how much I have always love you in all your movies. One of my top ten actors of all time. Fun & so entertaining, a natural. All your favorites seem to be my favorites. Love hearing your life story about your family and how you got started. I could identify with you since I was a poor Louisiana girl and went thru some of the abuses that you went thru. Loved your golf stories since I am a golfer and once saw you at The woodlands or Kingwood cc . Wow! Handsome guy. You were having problems with your knees. The problem is that you decided to talk your politics in chapter five......i dont think anybody cares what you think politically in this book. Just wanted to be entertained. You should of left that out of your book even though you have the right to say what you want in another forum. Besides, you don' t seem to be able to step out of the box on issues other than your environment of Hollywood. I love that you are a real family man. Not like so many in LA. Love your loyalty an honesty to people you have learned to trust. I think you get that from your southern background. I am sure you know that a democrat is not the same as it was way back when!! Well, guess I have said way to much. You probably will not even read this. Next time write a book just about politics:)

posted by Anonymous on November 7, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2012

    Don't wast your time

    This book has such a liberal slant that it gets nauseating tying to continue reading it. I get tired of Hollywood actors spewing their liberal views and anyone who disagrees is labeled as a right wing nut job. If I wanted to get a liberal brainwashing, I would watch network news. I deleted the book from my library.

    2 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    A FAV.IN OUR HEARTS

    My husband and I were just talking about MR.GARNER not even a week prior to his passing while watching a movie that the actress that played his young wife in NOTE BOOK was on,just stateing that that had to be one of our favorite all time movies and how sweet and sincere etc.he is.So ironic when we heard of his passing.Just one more thing-I had no idea of the abuse he endored and his battle with depression until now.So sad for such an amazing dear man.May you rest in peace and be with the Lord in his ever loving care.

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    Posted February 25, 2012

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