“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies…The man who never reads lives only one.” (George R. R. Martin)
I can't sum it up well in three words.
Doesn't really apply here. I thought the stories regarding Raul Julia were probably the most interesting.
He didn't really perform the characters; he's mainly just relating the stories.
No, not really. And no to both.
I’m a big fan of actor, director, screenwriter, or pretty much anyone involved in film –bios. Some are better than others but most are interesting. I thought ‘Dropped Names’ was excellent. Frank Langella also narrates and he gently guides the listener through the times in his life that involve famous people (as the title suggests) in an unusual but highly entertaining way. It’s equal parts funny, harsh, interesting, and sad.
Well written, spoken and thoroughly entertaining. Among one of the best I have listened to so far
Mr. Langella's storytelling make the famous seem like they have been your friends forever. The people are real, with highs and lows like the listener. Also, the narrator includes his own "lows" among the stories, which adds to the realism of this book