Paul Newman

a life

By Levy, Shawn

Publishers Summary:
In "Paul Newman: A Life," film critic and pop culture historian Shawn Levy gives readers the ultimate behind-the-scenes examination of the actor's life, from his merry pranks on the set to his lasting romance with Joanne Woodward to the devastating impact of his son's death from a drug overdose.

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ISBN
978-0-30735-375-7
Publisher
New York : Harmony Books, 2009.


REVIEWS

Library Journal

Reviewed on May 18, 2009

Veteran film critic Levy (Rat Pack Confidential; The Last Playboy: The High Life of Porfirio Rubirosa) presents the most illuminating biography of Paul Newman to date. Levy covers Newman's 50-year career, but it is his personal life that may prove most revelatory: according to the author, Newman was a functioning alcoholic, had a long affair that nearly ruined his marriage, and was estranged from his only son, Scott-who died of an overdose. Nevertheless, Newman's marriage endured and he parlayed his celebrity into a long career as an entrepreneur and philanthropist. Verdict: A fitting-albeit dry-homage to a life fully lived. This respectful yet revelatory biography of a movie legend is highly recommended for fans of the actor and anyone who loves a thorough celebrity bio.-Rosellen Brewer, Sno-Isle Libs., Marysville, WA Copyright 2009 Media Source Inc. Copyright 2009 Media Source Inc. ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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