Paul Newman: A Life, Updated

Paul Newman: A Life, Updated

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by Lawrence J. Quirk
     
 

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A racy leading man, a devoted husband and father, an American icon. Any of these would describe Hollywood legend Paul Newman. Almost everyone the world over knows the public story of America's heartthrob, but few know what really went on beyond the silverscreen—until now. Quirk's book chronicles how Newman, armed with his astonishing good looks and what his… See more details below

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A racy leading man, a devoted husband and father, an American icon. Any of these would describe Hollywood legend Paul Newman. Almost everyone the world over knows the public story of America's heartthrob, but few know what really went on beyond the silverscreen—until now. Quirk's book chronicles how Newman, armed with his astonishing good looks and what his acting teacher called "magnetic presence," rushed into acting and marriage to get away from his father's disapproving eye. As Quirk deftly unveils, however, Newman was unprepared to settle down, and the vows of marriage only served to ward off rumors of his suspected homosexuality. Quirk details Newman's rocky marriage, the joyful birth of his first child, and his first acting breaks on Broadway wherehe met his second wife, Joanne Woodward.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review
Paul Newman presents a very human view of the film icon, a top pick for biography collections with a focus on the silver screen.
The District Blog
...[O]verall an honest biography...a tribute to a man whose life story would be done an injustice by anything less vivid.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589794382
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
09/16/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
483,499
File size:
2 MB

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