In Spite of Myself by Christopher Plummer

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A rollicking, rich portrait of a life. And what a life! By one of today’s greatest living actors, In Spite of Myself is seamlessly written, with stories that make us laugh out loud and that make real the fascinating, complex, exuberant adventure that is the actor’s (at least this actor’s) life.

 

About Christopher Plummer

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Christopher Plummer was born in Toronto, Ontario. He has acted in more than 100 feature films, including The Man Who Would Be King, The Sound of Music, Stage Struck, and The Insider, and he has starred in three of the world's most important theatre companies: Great Britain's National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Stratford Festival of Canada. He received two Tony Awards for Best Actor (Barrymore; Cyrano), and he has been nominated for the award seven other times. He also received a London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor for Becket. He has received Emmys, the John Gielgud Quill Award, the Edwin Booth Award (Barrymore), The Jason Robards Award for Excellence, and has been inducted into the Theatre Hall of Fame. He received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Elaine Taylor.
 
Published October 28, 2008 by Vintage. 658 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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A veteran actor of stage and screen rehearses his long personal and professional life, often with humor, rarely with rancor.

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Christopher Plummer, it turns out, can write almost as well as he acts, and his finely observed memoir is a dishy treat for anyone who loves the theater -- or the vanished New York of the 1950s and ’60s.

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In his rich and riotous new memoir, Christopher Plummer recalls a life in the theater.

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Christopher Plummer, it turns out, can write almost as well as he acts, and his finely observed memoir is a dishy treat for anyone who loves the theater -- or the vanished New York of the 1950s and ’60s.

Dec 21 2008 | Read Full Review of In Spite of Myself

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