Brian Scott Mednick's fascinating new biography Gene Wilder: Funny and Sad (BearManor Media) reveals a very serious and private side to Wilder that audiences don't get to see. The book traces Wilder's humble beginnings in 1930s Milwaukee as a shy child who learned early on that being funny got him attention.
"Gene Wilder is one of the great comic actors of the last half-century -
and he is also a fascinating figure offscreen. Brian Scott Mednick has done a four-star job of capturing his life and times."
- Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times