Jason Priestley: A Memoir

Jason Priestley: A Memoir

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by Jason Priestley
     
 

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Jason Priestley, star of the iconic hit television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and one of the biggest teen idols of the 1990s, chronicles the highs and lows of his life and career in this charming and honest memoir.

The hit Fox show Beverly Hills, 90210 became a cultural touchstone of the 1990s and propelled its young cast to mega-stardom,

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Jason Priestley, star of the iconic hit television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and one of the biggest teen idols of the 1990s, chronicles the highs and lows of his life and career in this charming and honest memoir.

The hit Fox show Beverly Hills, 90210 became a cultural touchstone of the 1990s and propelled its young cast to mega-stardom, including Jason Priestley, who played honorable Midwestern transplant Brandon Walsh. Yet despite more than twenty years in and out of the limelight, Priestley has carefully maintained his privacy. In this compelling memoir, the actor, director, and race-car aficionado invites us into his private world for the first time.

With humor, sincerity, and charm, Priestley offers little-known details about his life and stories of his nine years in America’s most famous zip code. He talks candidly about celebrity, marriage, fatherhood, and his passion for car racing. He does not shy away from the devastating lows—his brief jail sentence for drunk driving and the crash at the Kentucky Speedway that nearly took his life. Priestley shares his innermost thoughts about life as a ’90s icon, and goes beyond the Brandon Walsh squeaky-clean image, revealing the tumultuous events that have shaped him, and where he finds his greatest happiness today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062247605
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
276,855
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Jason Bradford Priestley was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He first appeared on television in 1975, and since then has become one of the most versatile talents in the entertainment business. Priestley is best known for his role as Brandon Walsh on the hit FOX series Beverly Hills 90210, which ran from 1990 to 2000.

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Jason Priestley: A Memoir 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First of all, if you read any of the sneak peeks about Shannen Doherty, you've read about half of the 90210 gossip in this book. This guy comes off as extremely self-absorbed (shocking for an actor, I know) and completely closed off. Besides going to great lengths to point out that he was the star on 90210 and not Brandon Walsh in real life, he goes into no detail about virtually anything. He hints abouts stuff, flip-flops on whether or not he had any issues with substance abuse, recalls a short story here or there. He certainly took care to make himself look good, though, while seeming to sell out a few people along the way. It's certainly not a 90210 book, it's not even really a memoir. It reads like a begrudingly series of half-told stories with a ehole lot of details left out. It's an easy read, perfect for vacation, but don't expect to come away with much from thid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book Tuesday and just finished it this morning. Jason Priestley was one of my favorite actors growing up. I was and still am obsessed with Beverly Hills 90210. I just finished Jennie Garths books as well and although I loved her book Jason's was much better written and the details were more spot on. I think this is a great book for any fan of his or the shows.
Brrokel More than 1 year ago
Name dropping and patting himself on the back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was hoping there would be more on 90210
90210Fan More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book. Expected more details about career in both the entertainment industry and in racing.
Dobie1 More than 1 year ago
What a bore, snooze, dullsville. I practically fell asleep reading this Boring book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
after seventy years a auto might be of interest if well written and not ghosted buska
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down til I finished. I didn't know much about the author other than 90210 and appreciated his relish of life experiences good and bad. The name dropping was fun. Just finished Jennie Garth's book and this was a good follow up. I gave a five star rating because it was such fun and I appreciate Jason sharing his life in print
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for lots from the beverly hills 90210 days, you might as well skip this book. Didn't keep my attention.
Yo18da More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my husband. He's not much of a reader, but he can't seem to put it down when he gets a chance to read it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting and so crazy to see how he randomly made friends with so many actors who we all know and love now! I read it in just a couple days :)