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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nicholson: A Biography by Marc Eliot

Nicholson: A BiographyNicholson: A Biography by Marc Eliot

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Jack Nicholson. A huge name in Hollywood. Linked to famous movies such as The Shining, and One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest,
was once a normal boy from New Jersey with dreams to be famous. Then a normal man, living in LA, trying to find his way to stardom. Marc Eliot paints a intimate portrait of the life of One of Hollywood's elite.

I'm not a huge fan of biographies. It takes me forever to read them. It wasn't that this one wasn't well written, it's that way with all biographies. I'm a fan of Mr. Nicholson, but not as big as my mom. She is mainly the reason I choose this book. I plan to give it to her as a gift.

About the Author:

New York Times bestselling author Marc Eliot has had his books translated into more than a dozen languages in countries all over the world. They include biographies of Cary Grant, James Stewart, Clint Eastwood, Phil Ochs, and Steve McQueen.

Born and raised in New York City, he graduated from New York's High School of Performing Arts-the "Fame" school-recieved his BA from the City University of New York, and his MFA in writing from Coloumbia University's School of the Arts. He did his postgraduate film work at Coloumbia, studying under Andrew Sarris. He frequently lectures to classes, at film events, and at conventions, speaking about his writing and his auteurist views of film. His work has appeared in several magazines, both in the United States and abroad. He is a favorite guest on several radio and television shows. He is also a member of the legendary Friars Club.

Nicholson is his twenty-fifth book.

*I recieved a complimentary copy of this book from, Blogging For Books, in exchange for my honest review and opinons.*

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