The popular actor and star of Airplane and The Naked Gun offers a zany account of his life and career, providing outrageous anecdotes about his four decades in show business, famous people, and more.
©1993 Leslie Nielsen (P)1993 Simon & Schuster
Ya gotta be a fan of the actor to enjoy this book. But most people seeking it out probably are.
The famous actor with a dry wit tells his 'biography' in character. There's so much farce you aren't sure what's legit versus him pulling your leg. That's fine with me. It was a refreshing taste of his classic style that had me cracking up over his corny scenarios and word play.
Just like his movies, you have to actively listen or much of the humor will zoom right past.
It goes by pretty fast.
If you want serious facts you'll get frustrated because his yarns are blended with with puns and humorous nonsense.
This a must for anyone that enjoyed him in anything he ever did. The only thing wrong with this book is that it is not unabridged and that it ends. Narrated by Nielsen himself was an honor and an excellent decision. Better than the book because he narrates. If you have the book you definately want this recording. He mixes his comic wit and timing with interesting biography. He reaches back to his start and looks at the struggles experienced trying to establish what would eventually become a successful career. Many funny stories with many told in almost a stand-up routine format. You may feel overwhelmed at times with the joking but this is one book I can honestly come back to for a good laugh anytime. We will miss you Mr. Nielsen and thanks for the laughter.
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