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This Is Not My Memoir

This Is Not My Memoir

by André Gregory, Todd London

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Overview

The autobiography-of-sorts of André Gregory, an iconic figure in American theater and the star of My Dinner with André

This is Not My Memoir tells the life story of André Gregory, iconic theatre director, writer, and actor. For the first time, Gregory shares memories from a life lived for art, including stories from the making of My Dinner with André. Taking on the dizzying, wondrous nature of a fever dream, This is Not My Memoir includes fantastic and fantastical stories that take the reader from wartime Paris to golden-age Hollywood, from avant-garde theaters to monasteries in India. Along the way we meet Jerzy Grotowski, Helene Weigel, Gregory Peck, Gurumayi Chidvilasananda, Wallace Shawn, and many other larger-than-life personalities.

This is Not My Memoir is a collaboration between Gregory and Todd London who create a portrait of an artist confronting his later years. Here, too, are the reflections of a man who only recently learned how to love. What does it mean to create art in a world that often places little value on the process of creating it? And what does it mean to confront the process of aging when your greatest work of art may well be your own life?



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ISBN-13: 9780374298548
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 11/17/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 308,688
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

André Gregory has been directing in New York for more than half a century. He has collaborated on film versions of his theater productions with Wallace Shawn, Louis Malle, and Jonathan Demme. Gregory, Shawn, and Malle created the now-legendary My Dinner with André. Gregory is also an actor, a writer, a teacher, and a painter, and author of the poetry colletion Bone Songs.

Todd London’s books include An Ideal Theater, The Importance of Staying Earnest, and two novels. He is a winner of the George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism and was the inaugural recipient of the Theatre Communications Group Visionary Leadership Award for his contributions to American theater.

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