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To research this intimate and insightful biography--a national bestseller in hardcover--Eric Lax spent four years by the side of one of our most private and contradictory celebrities. Woody Allen takes readers behind the scenes of Allen's most famous films and presents his candid opinions of his work, his influences, and his personal relationships. 16 pages of photographs.
Posted December 1, 2011
The book Woody Allen by Eric Lax is a biography about, somewhat obviously, the film director and actor Woody Allen. It chronicles the man¿s extended and distinguished career as a comedic legend, from his humble beginnings in New York to 1991 when the book was published. An additional chapter has been added with the latest history of Woody Allen added. Eric Lax provides a complete and in depth look at the life of Woody Allen, and of anyone he should be the one to write his biography, considering he has been with Allen for 19 years constantly. His insight into his life in wonderfully interesting, and the tone is cheerful and humorous. There are also many facts about Woody Allen I was not familiar with such as his proficiency on the jazz clarinet. Many a good laugh can be found in this biography, as it should be considering it is about a hilarious comedian. Lax could have written more after 1991, but it is understandable because that is the publishing date. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to know a little more about Mr. Allen, and anyone who also needs a laugh. Whether it is one of those, or both, this book is for you!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 13, 2008
As a fan of Mr. Allen of course i wanted to read about his background. This book gives you that and more. It is written in such a way that you feel like you're actually sitting down in a theather watching a woody allen movie. It's funny and realistic and worth rereading every year - as i do.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.