But Enough About Me - Burt Reynolds & Jon Winokur

But Enough About Me

By Burt Reynolds & Jon Winokur

  • Release Date: 2015-11-17
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
4
From 259 Ratings

Description

A scandalous, sentimental, no-holds-barred, New York Times bestselling memoir from one of Hollywood’s most legendary stars.
 
Burt Reynolds was a Hollywood leading man known for his legendary performances, sex symbol status, and infamous Hollywood romances. In his decades of stardom, Reynolds saw it all. But Enough About Me will, in his words, “call out the assholes,” try to make amends for “being the a*****e myself on too many occasions,” and pay homage to the superstars and ordinary heroes he came to love and respect.

Beginning with Reynolds’s adolescence as a notable football player in South Florida and the devastating car accident that ended his sports career and helped steer him toward acting, But Enough About Me then chronicles Reynolds’s meteoric rise to fame. From Oscar nominations, to the spread in Cosmopolitan magazine, to the financial decisions that took him from rich to poor and back again, Reynolds shares the wisdom that came from his many highs and lows.

He also opens up about his romances and breakups with some of Hollywood’s leading women, including the “two loves of his life,” Dinah Shore and Sally Field, and his turbulent relationship with Loni Anderson, to whom he was forced to pay record-setting amounts of alimony and child support after the couple divorced. Through it all, Reynolds reflects on his personal pitfalls and recoveries and focuses on his legacy as a father and acting teacher.

Reviews

  • Ok

    3
    By dzyudell
    Interesting ,but didn’t delve into his stories
  • Not my favorite celebrity biography.

    3
    By AppReviewGuy.
    “Knock Wood” by Candice Bergen is my favorite celebrity autobiography.
  • But Enough About Me

    5
    By AuntGod81
    Always a fan of Burt Reynolds, I found after reading this book that I actually like the person that lives inside the performer. In the years of Evening Shade I was friendly with Jim and Carole Hampton so attended several filmings of the show. Jimmy and I used to laugh about 1936 being a very good year and I was the middle of the 1936 sandwich—Burt born February 11, me on April 8, and Jimmy on July 9. Having been a professional Cabaret singer (or as Sinatra would say, “saloon singer”) for most of my life I am well aware that the persona going charmingly out across the footlights is often not so charming when the music stops! Knowing this I do not state lightly that as I turned the pages of this book, I came to genuinely admire and like Burt Reynolds the man. I would certainly recommend this book as a good read to anyone. Thank you for sharing your life, I hated to see the book end! ~Ruthann de la Vega
  • Burt Reynolds - But Enough About Me

    4
    By massmirage
    This book was interesting, well written and funny at times. It shows the craziness of the entertainment industry. The good, bad and ugly, but overall timing is everything. Good job Burt!
  • Good book!

    5
    By Suzie f.
    I thought this book was very good! Being a resident of Jupiter Florida since 1964 I remember a lot of what was written. My brother, Gareth Williams was part of the first group of apprentices at the Burt Reynolds Dinner Theater and has been an actor ever since!
  • But Enough About Me

    5
    By Dottiemch
    I've always been a fan of Burt Reynolds movies, but after reading this book, I am now a fan of Burt Reynolds, the man. Very interesting and well lived life. Very honest and not pretentious as I expected.
  • Reynolds Reveals Himself

    5
    By jsandresen1
    I have read three other autobiographies by actors and this is one of the best. Really feel like Reynolds was real in the book and even if you are not a Reynolds fan you lean a lot about him and to stories he shares are classics.
  • FANtastic

    4
    By Funtoread
    Always a fan and enjoyed the interesting background of Burt Reynolds' career. Thanks for the memories!
  • Loved this book

    5
    By Bseveritt
    I truly enjoyed reading this book. Thank you Burt for sharing your memories with us. A nice read, Burt takes us through his career and his relationships with those that he knew
  • Thank you Burt!!

    5
    By LorieRW
    What a refreshing change from most biographies!! True, down to earth, honest, heartbreaking, and funny! Always liked Burt Reynolds. Love him even more now. Thank you Burt, for sharing your story. I simply loved it!!!