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Dave Itzkoff

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About the Author

David Itzkoff is an American journalist and writer. He graduated from Princeton University in 1998. His career includes working for Spin, Maxim, and Details magazines. His work has appeared in GQ, Vanity Fair, Wired, and other publications. Currently, he is a cultural reporter for the New York mostrar mais Times and is a lead contributor to their ArtsBeat blog. His first memoir was entitled Lads: A Memoir of Manhood (2004). His other books include Cocaine's Son: A Memoir (2011), Mad as Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man (2014), and Robin: The Definitive Biography of Robin Williams (2018). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Dave Itzkoff gives readers a fair and honest look at the roller coaster life of Robin Williams in this biography. The book deals primarily with Williams' adult years and gives readers copious amounts of material about his life that will probably be new to them - even Williams' most ardent fans.
It's a heartfelt look at one of America's most creative, spontaneous, and brilliant comedic minds. Losing Williams in his 60s deprived millions of Americans (and the world) of the kind of belly laugh that we all need more of today.… (mais)
coachtim30 | outras 17 resenhas | Jun 15, 2024 |
Growing up I remember watching so many movies that Robin Williams starred in that made me laugh or cry but that I always thoroughly enjoyed. He was just one of those actors that was definitely my favorite. I don’t know what I expected when I started reading this biography but to me it really wasn’t anything special and, frankly, a disappointment. Some sources that he quoted seemed very unreliable, seeming to only want to spew ugliness and gossip for a quick buck (specifically his make up artist) which got a bit irritating throughout the book. Most of the book seemed to just be a compilation of information anyone could have found online quite easily. Overall it was a fairly interesting read about the man I remember seeing so much on the big screen as a kid, a sort of walk down memory lane and I did learn more about him as a father, husband and friend. I have to agree with another reviewer that I read recently who said that last line of the last chapter was crap and left me with a bitterness towards the author. I know there’s other biographies out there and I hope I can find one that’s more deserving of Robin Williams and the incredible and unique man that he was.… (mais)
jbrownleo | outras 17 resenhas | Mar 27, 2024 |
A thoughtful, well-written book about a beautiful man. I love and miss him so very much.
pagemother | outras 17 resenhas | Apr 5, 2023 |
I have loved Robin Williams since Mork and Mindy. When critics didn't like his movies, I loved them. When my husband told me that Robin Williams had died I screamed. I told him he was a liar. I didn't believe it. I couldn't believe it. I cried. Robin Williams was a wonderful man and a genius comedian and actor. I was sad and angry that he was gone.
When I saw this book I knew I wanted to read it. This book is very well written. I listened to it on audio and the narrator did an amazing job. This is a wonderful look into Robin's life and work. It is a real look at what Robin's life was like and what he meant to people. It shows how Robin wasn't perfect, but he knew he wasn't. The saddest chapters were the end of his life. What he went through in his own mind towards the end of his life and how he tried to reach out in his own way, but couldn't is heart shattering. The signs were there that something was seriously wrong, but no one saw it. Those that possible did see him reaching out didn't know how to help. I cried again at the end of this book. I felt like the world had lost him all over again. I hope he knows that he was truly loved and is missed.
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LVStrongPuff | outras 17 resenhas | Nov 30, 2022 |



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