Trust Me: A Memoir [NOOK Book]

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(Applause Books). "These are memoirs of a kid born in New York City in 1925. His dad, George Senior, was a pianist, composer, and orchestra leader at Proctor's Vaudeville Theatre, and his mother, Helen, played in a classic dance troupe. Hanky-panky ensued. They married, and I soon was the result... I write like I talk. A long time ago I tried making 'talking and telling the truth' one and the same. That isn't just difficult; it means painfully reviewing things you've been led to believe since you were a child. That's very hard to do. Like many, I ...
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Trust Me: A Memoir

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Overview

(Applause Books). "These are memoirs of a kid born in New York City in 1925. His dad, George Senior, was a pianist, composer, and orchestra leader at Proctor's Vaudeville Theatre, and his mother, Helen, played in a classic dance troupe. Hanky-panky ensued. They married, and I soon was the result... I write like I talk. A long time ago I tried making 'talking and telling the truth' one and the same. That isn't just difficult; it means painfully reviewing things you've been led to believe since you were a child. That's very hard to do. Like many, I have marched along adhering to conventions (sex, color, church, party, gang) without examination. There's a wonderful, protective 'togetherness' in that anonymity. You obey or are damned, less joined together than stuck together. You become an echo rather than a voice. This book is about what happens when you stop fearing and think. I like writing, but warmed-over BS is not on the menu. You are the most important thing in life. Every phrase in the book awkward or not is how I think and question everything. I wrote every word as if we were sitting together. I want you to think, too..." George Kennedy, from the preface
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557839169
  • Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 939,953
  • File size: 7 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    I recently met George Kennedy and he is the nicest man! He was f

    I recently met George Kennedy and he is the nicest man! He was funny in person and in print. Buy his book - you'll find yourself smiling.

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  • Posted May 11, 2013

    A book as great as the Author!

    I have been immensely impressed with George Kennedy, his films and career, for decades! His book is no less impressive, for I feel as though his frankness and general knowledge about the experience is most refreshing! I highly recommend this book!

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