Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life
Michael Caine has had an illustrious career in show business for over fifty years. His roles have garnered him critical acclaim and major awards, but he labored and agonized to get to the top. His parents were hard-working individuals who bestowed upon the young Caine the importance of family and remaining grounded even when fame starts to overwhelm. Caine had served and survived the rigors and perils of Korea and he caught the acting bug early on. Roles were not plentiful, his looks were derided, money was scant and his home life suffered. But as the 1960s came, Caine developed and fine-tuned his craft. His star would rise and demand would skyrocket. Caine’s narration through the treacherous and many times unforgiving world of show business guides the way for the reader and teaches the reader do’s and don’ts to success. Caine’s path hasn’t been assured, but his success over time has been evident.
“Blowing the Bloody Doors Off” is an excellent autobiography/teaching guide to the entertainment industry. Caine’s words are inspirational, educational, and self-effacing. Caine’s honesty of his own ups/downs and flaws is refreshing. His admiration of friends and family strikes a heartfelt chord with the reader. The only negative came when the book ended, but the work of Michael Caine endures and Caine himself continues to grace small & big screens. A+ work
|Page Count||288 pages|
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|Category||Biographies & Memoirs|