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Robin

Author: Dave Itzkoff
Publisher: Waterville, Maine Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams, a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapidfire stand up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Large type books
Named Person: Robin Williams; Robin Williams
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Itzkoff
ISBN: 9781432853679 1432853678
OCLC Number: 1048892959
Notes: "Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs."
Description: 898 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: by Dave Itzkoff.

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From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams, a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapidfire stand up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations, all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams's comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in Good Will Hunting he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression, topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews, and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives.

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