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The garner files a memoir

The Hollywood veteran traces the story of his life and career, from his abuse-marked, Depression-era childhood and his military service to his favorite behind-the-scenes memories and his relationships with numerous celebrities.

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  • "The Hollywood veteran traces the story of his life and career, from his abuse-marked, Depression-era childhood and his military service to his favorite behind-the-scenes memories and his relationships with numerous celebrities."@en
  • "-- The Garner Files is a wry, engaging self-portrait chronicling the vagaries of a screen career along with the cast of personal and professional characters that helped shape a great American life."@en
  • "James Garner in his own words. Korean War decorated veteran, reluctant actor, and scrappy fighter bucking the Hollywood establishment, Garner has enjoyed a remarkable career spanning over six decades to become the acting equivalent of a national monument."
  • "The revered actor and quintessential self-made man recalls "trying to decipher" William Wyler with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, breaking Doris Day's ribs, having a "heart-to-heart and eyeball-to-eyeball" with Steve McQueen, being "a card-carrying liberal--and proud of it," and much more."
  • "HIS INCREDIBLE STORY, IN HIS OWN WORDS One of Hollywood's all-time great leading men, James Garner enjoyed a remarkable career spanning six decades, and whether you know him as Bret Maverick or Jim Rockford, his appeal bridges generations. Few know the real story, now told in this intimate memoir of growing up in Depression-era Oklahoma and triumphing in Hollywood. After physical abuse at the hands of his stepmother, Garner left home at fourteen. He was Oklahoma's first draftee of the Korean War, receiving two Purple Hearts for combat wounds. Back in Los Angeles in need of a job, Garner reluctantly tried acting and was surprised to find his career taking off. Working with such luminaries as Julie Andrews, Marlon Brando, Steve McQueen, and Clint Eastwood, he became a star in his own right. He threw himself into his work, and despite stage fright and bouts of depression, constant physical pain and epic battles with the Hollywood establishment, he became the acting equivalent of a national monument. Written with Jon Winokur, The Garner Files is a wry, engaging self-portrait chronicling the vagaries of a screen career along with the cast of personal and professional characters that helped shape a great American life."@en
  • "The revered actor and quintessential self-made man recalls "trying to decipher" William Wyler with Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, breaking Doris Day's ribs, having a "heart-to-heart and eyeball-to-eyeball" with Steve McQueen, being "a card-carrying liberal-- and proud of it," and much more."@en

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  • "Autobiographies"
  • "Biography"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Autobiographie"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "History"@en
  • "Large type books"

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  • "The garner files a memoir"@en
  • "The Garner files : a memoir"@en
  • "The Garner Files A Memoir"@en
  • "The Garner Files. ; A Memoir"
  • "The Garner files"@en
  • "The Garner files"