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Publisher's Summary

What makes a life truly interesting? Is it the people you meet? The risks you take? The adventures you remember?

Jonathan Goldsmith has many answers to that question. For years he was a struggling actor in New York and Los Angeles, with experiences that included competing for roles with Dustin Hoffman, getting shot by John Wayne, drinking with Tennessee Williams, and sailing the high seas with Fernando Lamas, never mind romancing many lovely ladies along the way.

However, it wasn't all fun and games for Jonathan. Frustrated with his career, he left Hollywood for other adventures in business and life. But then, a fascinating opportunity came his way - a chance to star in a new campaign for Dos Equis beer. A role he was sure he wasn't right for, but he gave it a shot all the same. Which led to the role that would bring him the success that had so long eluded him - that of "The Most Interesting Man in the World".

A memoir told through a series of adventures and the lessons he's learned and wants to pass on, Stay Interesting is a truly daring and bold tale and a manifesto about taking chances, not giving up, making courageous choices, and living a truly adventurous and always interesting life.

©2017 Jonathan Goldsmith (P)2017 Penguin Audio

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The truth is truly fascinating.

I have often wondered what makes the world's most interesting man interesting. I now know.

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  • RCS
  • Michigan
  • 04-04-18

A Delight and Inspirational

Very good narration of an inspirational story and a life well-lived. Many funny antidotes. Inspires us to each become our own version of the most interesting man in the world!

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What a life!<br />

the author's life was filled with so many twists and turns, and just like he said much more like a roller coaster ride and adventure. The story is an example of how people never up and how taking the advice of the parent will give them the vision to continue no matter what. And enjoyable story many times hard to believe but certainly much more interesting than the commercials themselves.

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turns out he IS the world's most inyeresting man

Jonathan Goldsmith, aka The World's Most Interesting Man, has a story worth readinh. life changing.

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I stayed interested

A collection of personal anecdotes telling the more colorful parts of his life and how they all added up to making him the most interesting man in the world. I found some of the earlier parts to be a bit slow but once he began his acting career the book kicked into high gear. Still missing major parts of his life and how he made millions only to lose it. Also doesn't say anything about him becoming a father to five children until the very end and then as an afterthought - perhaps because parenting is the end of being cool/interesting.

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Truly an Interesting Story

Jonathan Goldsmith has had a truly fascinating life as an actor and a man and his successes, failures, and adventures are laid bare here as it's explained how he became, truly, "The Most Interesting Man in the World." The reading was wonderful, his self narration shows his talent as an actor in and of itself, and the story had me laughing often alongside some choked up moments as well. Highly recommended.

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Wonderful!

Entertaining, I enjoyed the commercials and often wondered about the actor behind them, interesting, unique life stories and facts and tidbits of his life and adventures are shared by him in this book, I enjoyed every minute!

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Great Fireplace Style Narration

Excellent audiobook with lots of cool stories that will make you laugh. Good tips on how to be true to yourself and how to develop persistence.

Only downside is that some of the transitions in his stories are confusing and lack a sense of flow.

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Audition anxiety? Listen to this book!

As a working actor in Hollywood, I was moved and thoroughly entertained by Goldsmith's story and narration. I dropped out of the business for about twenty-five years, then started again and found success. Hell, I even drove out to California from New York back in the seventies in a VW bug, just like Jonathan. What he went through and how he triumphed should bring inspiration to anyone who listens to "Stay Interesting". There is always hope. Never give up!

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The most interesting book...

I truly enjoyed getting to know the life of "The Most Interesting Man in the World". He shares with us the humility, discouragment, hard work, joy and passions of his life and career.

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  • Chris Poole
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Epic

After watching the brilliant commercials (long after they’d finished) and found that he had a real autobiography, I had to get it. Being an actor myself and have a thirst for adventure I completely connected with Johnny. What a life!
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