I would not recommend this book to anyone outside of John Lithgow's immediate family.
He is so pleased with himself but has very little to say about "an actor's education."
Sure, he is one of the most versatile actors in the country and he is an astute observer of humanity.
It would have been nice if there was somewhat more about him, the private person and broaden the perspective on him a little wider than the book does.
What makes him who he is? What are his priorities and motivations? What makes things matter to him?
If you're looking for a well told account of his professional life, then this is something you will appreciate. If you want anything outside of that realm, you may very well be disappointed.
Yes, I imagine I'll listen to this one again. Lithgow is a wonderful storyteller and as someone who's done theater all my life, I found the content fascinating and timeless. I don't think, however, you'd need any background in theater to enjoy it immensely.
Well, John Lithgow, of course!
He's a wonderful actor, which makes his narration incredibly engaging. And, of course, he is very much invested in his own experiences, which only adds to the pleasure of the listener.
Yes! Thank heavens I had a long car ride which allowed me to listen to it all the way there and all the way home. I still was so sad when it was over. I didn't want it to end.
Truly one of my most favorite Audible books ever!
As an autobiography Drama is one of the best I have listened to.
His description of the time he spent with his parents as they advanced in age.
Autobiographies are usually an interesting read - this one is no exception. John Lithgow is an actor whom I was mildly acquainted - I am a fan of 3rd Rock from The Sun - however I knew very little about the man behind the performance. These words, written and spoken by Mr. Lithgow spring truly, honestly, from the speakers. Not much is hidden, the good, the bad. If you have a passing interest in Mr. Lithgow, you'll come away from this book with a new found respect for him.
Life at McCarter
The only way to experience the story.
I want my family to hear it.
It is always fascinating to learn how people get to be the celebrities that they are. Did they scratch and claw their way to the top or ride a wave of talent? JL seemed to have the talent to make it happen. And he was born into acting. There were some good stories and interesting insights.
I really wanted to hear about GARP and THIRD ROCK and DEXTER. Just a little celebrity gossip wouldn't have hurt, would it?
I loved how he started it, the story about his father's illness. That really set the stage.
When he reads to his dad.
When I finished I realized that, not only did he leave out the "good stuff" about Hollywood, but he left out is mother! It seems like his father was his only important parent.
Just isn't catching my interest, sympathy
Can't say really. It is too much of the kind of story between lunch time friends. Not really written to catch a readers attention.
Will try listening to it again one day.