The legendary icon tells his story—a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself.In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood celebrity. Rising from obscurity to leading roles and Oscar nominations, he has been both celebrated and vilified in the media; survived marriages, divorces, and a string of romances; was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine; and suffered public humiliation over his drug and alcohol issues, including a drug-fueled trip down a “long road of nothingness” that ended in arrest.Despite these ups and downs, Nolte has remained true to the craft he loves, portraying a diverse range of characters with his trademark physicality and indelible gravelly voice. Already 35 when his performance in the 1976 miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man launched him to stardom, Nolte never learned to play by Hollywood’s rules. A rebel who defies expectations, an obsessive method actor who will go to extremes for a role (he lived among the homeless to prepare for Down and Out in Beverly Hills), Nolte is motivated more by edgier, more personal projects than by box office success. Today he is clean yet still driven, juggling a number of upcoming works and raising his young daughter.A man who refuses to hide his mistakes, Nolte now delivers his most revealing performance yet. His revealing memoir, filled with sixteen pages of color photos, offers a candid, unvarnished close-up look at the man, the career, the loves, and the life.
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- January 1, 1970Ric Evansi thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I must admit to being a bit surprised. I've always liked Nick Nolte, ever since I saw him in "Rich Man Poor Man" when it was on ABC back in the day, but I never imagined that his life was so full of both triumph and tragedy. This story is filled with juicy little anecdotes that brought me back to the '50's and '60's in the Midwest and the Southwest, where I came from and places I went to. It reminded me of the Hippie lifestyle that was so prevalent back then a i thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I must admit to being a bit surprised. I've always liked Nick Nolte, ever since I saw him in "Rich Man Poor Man" when it was on ABC back in the day, but I never imagined that his life was so full of both triumph and tragedy. This story is filled with juicy little anecdotes that brought me back to the '50's and '60's in the Midwest and the Southwest, where I came from and places I went to. It reminded me of the Hippie lifestyle that was so prevalent back then and the drinking/drugging lifestyle that I personally took to extremes just like Mr. Nolte did. Sometimes hilarious, often sad, but always forthright and in your face, Nick Nolte bares his soul. If you're a postwar child you should read this story. if you're a person in recovery you need to read this story.more
- January 1, 1970Joseph M. TanisTerrific read about one of Life’s true “characters”First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story.
- January 1, 1970CarolI really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor.more
- January 1, 1970AnnaIs it possible to give zero stars?
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