Kiss Me Like a Stranger is an intimate glimpse of the man behind the image on the screen. In this audiobook, Wilder talks about everything from his experiences in psychoanalysis to why he got into comedy (his first goal was to be a Shakespearean actor) to how a midwestern childhood with a sick mother changed him. He writes about the creative process on stage and on screen, and divulges moments from life on the sets of some of the most iconic movies of our time.
Wilder also opens up about his search for love and his marriages, including his marriage to comedienne Gilda Radner. But the core of Kiss Me Like a Stranger is an actor's search for truth and a thoughtful analysis of why the choices he made, some of them so serendipitous they were practically accidental, changed the course of his life.
Listen to a Fresh Air interview with Gene Wilder.
©2005 Gene Wilder; (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
"A gracious, endearing book....[Wilder] writes with striking candor." (The New York Times)
"Pure Gene Wilder! Uproarishly funny and at times very moving. It made me want to go out and see every Gene Wilder movie again." (Mel Brooks)
Warm, funny and entertaining.
Gene does a wonderful job of narrating his book. It's like he is sitting next to your telling the story.
I will definitely listen to more of Gene's books if they are narrated by him.
I loved that he made me laugh out loud. I loved that I loved his voice and how he told/read the story. His voice to me was gently speaking/reading to me that I did not want it to end. I miss him already. Great and touching story, sad, funny, fascinating.
I enjoyed listening to this man's journey of figuring out what love meant to him, as well as learning how to do his art well. I liked that he wasn't afraid to share his vulnerabilities. There were many things in this book that I didn't know about Gene Wilder, but I won't share them here because I don't want to spoil them for you. And of course his voice is so calm and comforting, so it was wonderful to hear him share his story.
I grew up watching Gene Wilder on the big screen. I thought I knew about him pretty well, but there is still plenty here to absorb about his life. There's some good advice too. RIP Gene Wilder and Harambe.
my review is simple, it was wonderful to hear some of the background of Gene's life directly from him.
I always enjoy Young Frankenstein and many other Gene Wilder movie and was very sad to hear of his passing a couple weeks ago. When I read the story article / synopsis of his life on the web and was that he had written an autobiography I had to get it a.s.a.p. Gene Wilder read the book himself.
A great book of persistence to succeed doing what he liked to do did pipe the many struggles.
A fantastic story. I have to listen to it again.
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