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  • Title: A Life in Parts
  • Author: Bryan Cranston
  • ISBN: 9781476793856
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir both a coming of age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial Acting was clearly the boy s destiny, untilA poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir both a coming of age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father cast him in a United Way commercial Acting was clearly the boy s destiny, until one day his father disappeared Destiny suddenly took a backseat to survival.Now, in his riveting memoir, Cranston maps his zigzag journey from abandoned son to beloved star by recalling the many odd parts he s played in real life paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, lover, husband, father Cranston also chronicles his evolution on camera, from soap opera player trying to master the rules of show business to legendary character actor turning in classic performances as Seinfeld dentist Tim Whatley, a sadist with newer magazines, and Malcolm in the Middle dad Hal Wilkerson, a lovable bumbler in tighty whities He also gives an inspiring account of how he prepared, physically and mentally, for the challenging role of President Lyndon Johnson, a tour de force that won him a Tony to go along with his four Emmys.Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most memorable performances ever captured on screen Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.Discussing his life as few men do, describing his art as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work.
    A Life in Parts A poignant intimate funny inspiring memoir both a coming of age story and a meditation on creativity devotion and craft from Bryan Cranston beloved and acclaimed star of one of history s most su

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    1. I was, I think, unaware of Cranston until my son encouraged me to watch the opening episode of Breaking Bad I was instantly hooked and watched the whole thing all 62 episodes in the course of the next month or so I was captivated by its strange but compelling storyline and I found the performance of Cranston completely spellbinding The character he played, chemistry teacher turned drug lord Walter White, was a work of genius and the way the plot was set out gave full reign to his skills My wife [...]

    2. Take notes Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling and the rest of you famous people writing memoirs This is how it s done.Scratch that Bow down people of earth BOW DOWN Walter White still reigns Bravo Bryan Cranston BRAVO Exceptional As far as celebrity memoirs go this book is a solid 5 stars Can someone please take this iPad from me real quick cause I m about to go on and on about the genius that is Bryan Cranston and the greatest t.v show of all time Breaking Bad and when I start babbling about BB I don t shu [...]

    3. Please visit readrantrockandroll to see this review and others.A Life in Parts, by Bryan Cranston is a memoir about the author I really like Bryan Cranston and chose to read this so I could learn about him, other than the parts he s played in movies and TV I absolutely loved it I love the way it s written because it kept my attention, stayed interesting, and went through parts of his childhood and early career There are many interesting things about him and experiences he had that you simply wo [...]

    4. I was expecting that Bryan Cranston s life would be interesting or there wouldn t have been an autobiography What I was not expecting was that this man who I loved as Walter White in Breaking Bad, is incredibly accomplished and totally committed to his family and profession Laser focused, intelligent, creative, very funny, mischief making and at times downright crazy, Bryan has lived his life with gusto, facing its hard knocks and highs head on There seems to be no obstacle too great if Bryan se [...]

    5. That was really good I mean really good I knew I was going to enjoy it, because I m a Brian Cranston Breaking Bad fan, but this was exceptional Acclaimed actor Brian Cranston is a surprisingly good storyteller and the man has some stories to tell I found this online in audiobook form with him doing the reading and that, imo, is the best way to read an autobiography Who better to relate their life story than the person who lived it Sure, some people absolutely suck at reading and shouldn t be all [...]

    6. This was hands down the best celebrity memoir I ve listened to.My only real critique was that it ended abruptly and I would ve preferred a tidy ending I can forgive it since the rest of the book is superb and Cranston is such a strong, great narrator.I highly recommend going the audiobook route for this I assume it would be great in print but the audiobook is the only way to go, in my opinion.

    7. I watched Breaking Bad from when Season 2 aired and was absolutely addicted to it In A Life in Parts, the actor Bryan Cranston who played Walter White gives us his autobiography as a series of parts Son, Husband, etc that he played in both this personal and professional lives I admit I was impatient for goods on Breaking Bad and had to wait for almost 200 pages to get it, and perhaps I am being unfair with a 3 or 3.5 star rating His writing is alright it is certainly very honest but I felt that [...]

    8. 3.5 starsI should have taken note of the title a life in parts These parts being, of course, the various roles Bryan Cranston throughout his long career and the means by which he frames his life story in this book Life many, I hadn t even heard of him before becoming mesmerised by his portrayal of Walter White in Breaking Bad The show and the transformation of character played so well by Cranston was unlike anything i d seen before It s what made me wonder about the man behind the mask In the b [...]

    9. A Life in Parts is a memoir about Bryan Cranston The first time I saw Bryan Cranston act was in Malcolm in the Middle Actually, that is somewhat a lie Did you know he played many of the voices on the Power Rangers I loved the Power Rangers Of course I was the Pink or Yellow Ranger I should say the first time I noticed Bryan Cranston was in the Malcolm in the Middle He is forever Hal I know he did an amazing job as Walter White, but I love Hal Every time I see him in tighty whities I giggle, and [...]

    10. 4.5 starsWow This is easily the best celebrity memoir I ve ever listened to Bryan Cranston has been one of my favorite actors since I first watched Breaking Bad Breaking Bad is my all time favorite show and I ve seen every episode at least 5 times, and it will always be my favorite show, and I absolutely love Bryan Cranston as Walter White Ever since I fell in love with Breaking Bad I have followed Bryan Cranston s career, and he has become one of my favorite humans on the planet I adore his per [...]

    11. I don t usually read memoirs, but as a huge fan of Bryan Cranston as Walter White Heisenberg in AMC s hit show, Breaking Bad, how could I resist Fascinating life story of an actor who cares so much about the work His upbringing was not very pleasant, but he rose above it, learned from his parents mistakes and, as he put it, let acting become his salvation This is an interesting and inspiring read Highly recommend, especially to Breaking Bad fans It was fun to get his inside insights on the proce [...]

    12. This was a pretty good memoir it doesn t go very deep but it was still an enjoyable read I was hoping for way behind the scenes stories and anecdotes about Cranston s experience on Breaking Bad, but, all in all, I d definitely recommend this book Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

    13. The thing that enchanted me so much about this book, and the reason I m giving it the highest a four star rating can be before it becomes one of my rare and coveted fives, was the way Bryan Cranston told his stories or, accurately, the ways he didn t.In theory, it isn t hard to write a memoir, but in practise it s got to be difficult Not only do you have to tell your life s story clearly and honestly, but it has to be readable and preferably enjoyable You can t be didactic, or else the reader f [...]

    14. So I ve never actually watched Breaking Bad before I hear it s good I plan to watch it but just haven t yet I have seen Bryan Cranston in other things like Malcom in the Middle and Seinfeld and I thought it would be interesting to read his book I went with the audio version which is narrated by Cranston himself I think anytime an author narrates his her work, you will get the best impression of the author s intent I love that this was narrated by Cranston He made me laugh a few times It was nice [...]

    15. angelerin 2016 10Thank you to Edelweiss for provding a free ebook copy of A Life in Parts By Bryan Cranston in exchange for an honest review Short Review Summary I loved learning about Cranston and his life Breaking Bad is one of my all time favorite shows I love the show a lot and personally I think that Bryan Cranston did a magnificent job in his role as Walter White Also, Walter White is one of my all time favorite characters I ve seen Cranston in a few other roles, but I never really knew a [...]

    16. This is a well written, entertaining memoir, from Mr Cranston who has quite a story to tell I first became a fan from his Breaking Bad series which once I started watching just couldn t stop I watched compulsively in spite of the deterioration of the good guy , Mr White, a high school math teacher, played by Cranston.The actor, like so many others, was not an overnight success He went through some troubled times with his family, his actor father who never made it big, and they were forever finan [...]

    17. Read mostly through Overdrive app, last part via hardback copy from page 208 till the end Love Bryan Cranston as a human being Funny how you see someone in a few things trailer for a movie or TV show, interview where they mention past things perhaps and somehow your brain doesn t connect it all together the way it should probly just distracted, or maybe your memory sucks P.Bryan Cranston was another one of those people I had heard of who hasn t at least heard of Breaking Badand Malcolm in the M [...]

    18. Until Breaking Bad, I hadn t watched Bryan Cranston in any TV show But this performance, and subsequent elevated fame from Breaking Bad made me aware of who he was Like millions of other fans, I loved this show.This autobiography was at times entertaining, at times sad, and at times cringe worthy Particularly during his early years up until his mid 20 s, Bryan s off camera life was filled with drama Sometimes I found myself wondering could one person possibly have this much going on dysfunctiona [...]

    19. After tearing through A Life in Parts in two days, I feel like I sat down and had a great conversation with a good friend Like most right thinking people, I loved Cranston in both Malcolm in the Middle and Breaking Bad I also caught a great interview with him publicizing this book on NPR s Fresh Air, and although I typically don t enjoy biographies, and especially don t enjoy autobiographies, I figured this would be pretty good and grabbed it when I saw it on the library shelf.I was right Cranst [...]

    20. Celebrity memoirs aren t usually a genre I m drawn to but this one has great reviews and the audio is read by the author I m a huge fan of Bryan Cranston s work, especially his role as Walter White in Breaking Bad The thought of being read to by Walter haha on a recent car trip was appealing and I wasn t disappointed The book is well written, amusing, and occasionally heartbreaking Thankfully, this wasn t a celebrity tell all, but a look back on an interesting and varied life and career This is [...]

    21. Important Note This book does contain some pretty major Breaking Bad spoilers so if you haven t yet watched finished the show and still intend to, hold off on reading this book.As far as celebrity memoirs go, this has become one of my favourites Bryan Cranston, most notably of Breaking Bad fame, details his life as a series of parts he s played both onscreen and off Let me tell you, he could give the Dos Equis guy a run for his money as the most interesting man in the world From playing one of T [...]

    22. Funny enough, the only way I m familiar with Bryan Cranston is through Breaking Bad I didn t watch Malcolm in the Middle, although he makes me want to watch that and numerous TV shows The only other thing I ve watched with him in it was The Infiltrator, and that was only a few weeks ago that I watched that So, this book was like how I was with The Bassoon King My Life in Art, Faith, and Idiocy Like the one thing they were in and here I am reading their memoir.But, this was interesting All aroun [...]

    23. This was such a great audiobook I loved learning about Bryan Cranston s early life, as well as the trials and tribulations that he faced in the beginning of his acting career I love how he fought to break out of the goofy dad roles in order to be Walter White, and how he spoke about his success and fame with complete modesty and honesty This book just made me love him even than I already did I really want to re watch Breaking Bad after listening to this, which also reminded me to warn anybody w [...]

    24. I am floored by the vibrancy of this memoir The title A Life in Parts can be interpreted to mean parts as in pieces, vignettes of a life well lived, but it likely refers to the roles Cranston has played throughout his life that are used to divide the memoir into chapters paperboy, security guard, minister, explorer, son, husband, father, and, of course, actor He explores all the small and large moments that shaped him as a person and an artist, reflecting on his own philosophy about relationshi [...]

    25. Read this a while ago, but cannot find my notes I took while reading So please take this review in strides Thoroughly enjoyed An intriguing honest look into the life of a working actor who worked hard, is a decent chap and got the role of a lifetime Have always been interested in watching Breaking Bad and now have a feeling I will be binge watching it after I get caught up on my book reviews Appreciated his honesty and his dry sense of humour While reading this you will feel like you are just sh [...]

    26. Bryan Cranston tells his story in a series of chronological 2 5 page episodes, he calls them parts Cranston s optimism and dedication to the things he loves is infectious You feel good, just reading about his luck and pluck.He had an eventful, if uncertain childhood Each of the stories describes the changes, family members and or his situation With his older brother at his side, he learned chicken farming, attended school and took a motorcycle trip After 5 days of rain, boredom and thought in a [...]

    27. It s official Bryan Cranston is the person that I would want to go for dinner with His autobiography is filled with adventures that just makes him such an interesting person Bryan Cranston is my favourite actor Malcolm in Middle Bryan plays Hal, the father was my favourite show growing up and I still love watching the odd episode when I can find it on tv Breaking Bad where Bryan plays the lead character, Walter White is probably one of my favourite shows in recent years It is amazingly written a [...]

    28. I really enjoyed this one and think it s perfect for not just fans of Cranston s but anyone who has spent any time acting It is not a tell all but an interesting peek into the life of one of our great actors.

    29. Bryan can add author to his long list of talents Very well done Immediately after I finished the last page I so wanted to write my review, when everything was fresh in my mind But alas, life called, or I guess reality Smile So now I have to think about it Typical Thank you Netgalley

    30. A welcomed and rollicking roller coaster of a surprise Will not spoil because this is an absolute must read Bryan Cranston s Life in Parts is a quiet, inspirational and profoundly scripted blockbuster

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