By Bryan Cranston
A poignant, intimate, humorous, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age tale and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, cherished and acclaimed famous person of 1 of history’s such a lot winning television exhibits, Breaking undesirable.
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Fenway舗s world-famous Green Monster is thirty-seven. A player named Wally Moon, who hailed from the cotton fields of Arkansas, developed a knack for hitting home runs over that net. He舗d switch his swing to an uppercut and whack it so high you thought he might punch a blue hole in the smoggy cloud wall: home run. People took to calling those soaring hits moon shots. I舗d watch the ball hang in the sky舒a pop-up, really舒for a moment of breathless suspense, and then elation. Glory. That captured my imagination: swinging for the impossible, shooting the moon.
I舗d call my wife, Robin, from the car. How are you? Yeah, long day. I舗d see how she was doing. I舗d ask about Taylor. I舗d still be talking to her when I walked into the house. I舗d say goodnight and then have that sandwich while looking over what we were doing the next day. I舗d take a hot bath with a little glass of red wine. Then I舗d hit the sack. But even before the drive home, every night after we finished, I舗d go in the hair and makeup trailer and take two hot, wet towels that my friends in the makeup department had presoaked, and I舗d drape one over my head and I舗d wrap the other over my face.
Boring. But on the plus side, I got to work with Reuben Valdez. Reuben was an excellent athlete, with a great personality and a smile that made him popular with girls. I, on the other hand, didn舗t make the baseball team, and I had a crooked smile. I was unremarkable and shy. I liked working alongside a beam of light like Reuben. Maybe some of his light would rub off on me. , and the unmistakable scent of newsprint hit us before we even rolled up the metal door. We went to work assembling all the sections of the paper that had been dropped off at the door.
A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston