Paul and Me: 53 Years of Adventures and Misadventures with Paul Newman

Paul and Me: 53 Years of Adventures and Misadventures with Paul Newman by A. E. Hotchner

ISBN10: 1847377831
ISBN13: 978-1847377838
Author: A. E. Hotchner
Title: Paul and Me: 53 Years of Adventures and Misadventures with Paul Newman
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; Complete Numbers Starting with 1, 1st Ed edition (February 1, 2010)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1483 kb
Size PDF: 1602 kb
Rating: 4.9/5
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Paul and Me: 53 Years of Adventures and Misadventures with Paul Newman by A. E. Hotchner



A.E. Hotchner first met Paul Newman in 1956, when the relatively unknown actor assumed the role James Dean was to play in Hotchner's first television play, based on an Ernest Hemingway story. The project elevated both men from relative obscurity to stardom, and commenced a close and trusted friendship that lasted until Newman's death in 2008. In Paul and Me, Hotchner presents a complicated, unpredictable and talented man and leads the reader through their shared adventures. The pair travelled extensively around the globe, and owned fishing boats that involved them in embarrassing incidents. They successfully defended themselves before a jury in a ludicrous two-year trial, and triumphed in a beery tennis match against Robert Redford and Jack Valenti. Most notably, they started a food company, Newman's Own, as a prank and watched it soar into a major enterprise that has given all its 200 million dollars of profits to charities. Hotchner's knowledge of Newman is unparalleled, and as a gifted storyteller he brings to the reader crucial insights Newman revealed about himself. Paul and Meis the story of an unusual friendship and a tribute to the beloved actor who gave to the world as much as the world gave him.

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