"Charming, advice-filled look at his extraordinary
"Caine the raconteur provides exactly what an admiring
reader would want from the cockney-born Hollywood vet.... The great stuff is when
he recalls his days in swinging 1960s England."
—New York Times Book Review
"Caine melds candid anecdotes and a master class on
acting into an upbeat, unpretentious, and star-studded memoir.... Warm
recollections and practical advice from an acclaimed star."
"Caine reflects on an
exceptional life on and off stage and shares pertinent advice and poignant
observations in a dishy and anecdotal rumination. Caine's pithy but passionate
counsel can be applied to nearly any situation. Gracious, generous, and humble,
this consummate professional is a generous advocate for creating a fulfilling
and contented life."
"Funny, warm, down-to-earth--will captivate fans
and casual readers alike."
"With exceptional wit and flair, Academy Award winner
Caine recounts his fascinating personal and professional journey. Engrossing
anecdotes.... Caine speaks of his failures and successes with humility and humor,
perceptively explaining that the lessons he learned apply both to aspiring
actors and the general public-how to be fully prepared, make the most of every
opportunity, achieve balance, deal with aging, and find the good in any
experience. This well-written narrative shines with positive energy and
provides a fine overview of the actor's life and the screen and stage.... Caine's
is a life well lived and well told. His fans will be rewarded, as will anyone
seeking an enjoyable, inspirational read."
—Library Journal (starred review)
—Sunday Express (UK)
"A down-to-earth, kindhearted ramble from your nice British
great-uncle, who's led a fascinating and glamorous life but never forgot his
humble roots. [...] full of irresistibly tossed-off moments involving the likes
of Cary Grant, Quincy Jones, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Bette Davis, and
"Witty and wildly entertaining.... Caine offers star-studded anecdotes
about the realities of being a working actor and life on and off the
sets.... This solidly entertaining memoir doesn't have a single dull
"A chatty and engaging read."
—Sunday Times, Books of the Year
"A bright, breezy, and entertaining read."
"National treasure Michael Caine shares the wisdom, insight and skills life has taught him, all with his fabulous storytelling."