In 1986 Jon Cryer won over America as Molly Ringwald's loyal and lovable best friend, Duckie, in the cult classic Pretty in Pink, in a role that set the tone for his three-decade-long career in Hollywood. He went on to establish himself as one of the most talented comedic actors in the business, ultimately culminating in his current turn as Alan Harper on the massively popular sitcom Two and a Half Men.
With the instincts of a natural storyteller, Cryer charts his extraordinary journey in show business, illuminating his many triumphs and some missteps along the way. Filled with exclusive behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Cryer offers his own endearing perspective on Hollywood, the business at large, and the art of acting.
Cryer has worked with some of the biggest and most provocative names in the business, and here, for the first time, he details his experiences with Charlie Sheen, John Hughes, Robert Altman, Molly Ringwald, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, and Christopher Reeve, among many others. He shares the intimate details of his friendships and relationships, pays tribute to his mentors, and explores the peculiar combination of heart, talent, and wisdom it takes to survive not just the bad times in a notoriously fickle industry but even the good times.
In this revealing, humorous, and introspective memoir, Cryer offers listeners a front-row seat as he reminisces about his life and experiences in showbiz over the past 30 years.
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By Dea Lyn on 14-04-15
So much more than just TWO AND A HALF MEN!!!
Thank you, Jon Cryer, for sharing this with your fans! As a long time fan of Jon Cryer and Two and a Half Men, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I've been on the set many times, met Jon, and have several friends who work on the show, so I thought I knew quite a bit already. But Jon was so open and candid about so much in this memoir that I ended up learning way more than I ever imagined, especially about Jon's earlier life. Jon's own self-spoken words describing the events in his life up to now make this an excellent choice on Audible. I absolutely loved and appreciated all that he had to say and share. Jon had a lot to say, but he did it all with honesty, enthusiasm, heart, and class. Jon, if you read this, I loved your book so much I read it start to finish from the time I got in my LAX-FLL red eye, through my first day at sea on my cruise lol! But seriously, it is THAT good! If you're a fan of Jon this is definitely a MUST read!
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By Stacey on 17-06-15
Interesting, hilarious, insightful, perfect!
I loved Yes, Please and Bossypants (jeez what acts to follow!) and downloaded Jon Cryer's book with pretty low expectations (sorry Mr. Cryer). I was then emotionally hijacked and taken on an Oz-like journey through a world I'd thought I'd kinda understood after decades of watching movies and TV. I had no clue! I've never been a fan of Two and a Half Men, and fortunately this story only spent the time it had to talking about the show and Charlie Sheen, and somehow Mr. Cryer even managed to make that topic interesting news. His writing voice is sincere and honest and peppered with the perfect amount of sarcasm and warranted disrespect. His observations into his world and insights into humanity in general are fresh and totally non-celebrity-ish. And his narration had me roaring out loud in my car. I plan to call my aging and forgetful brain into full action so that in a month or so I'll be able to listen to it all again, as if for the first time. Actually it is so good I may actually be OK re- listening without needing to purge my memory! If you've ever suspected that the world is just a giant video game, or even if you haven't, you owe it to your brain to enjoy Jon Cryer's performance. Bravo! And thanks.
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