By Jon Cryer
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
The Emmy-winning famous person of and a part Men opens up during this warmly endearing and albeit humorous memoir approximately existence in Hollywood.
If it might ensue in convey company, it’s occurred to Jon Cryer. Now he’s commencing up and sharing his behind-the-scenes tales in a warmly endearing, sharply saw, and albeit humorous examine existence in Hollywood.
In 1986, Jon Cryer gained over the USA as Molly Ringwald’s unswerving and cute ally, Duckie, in Pretty in Pink—a function that set the tone for his three-decades-long profession in Hollywood. He went directly to determine himself as essentially the most proficient comedic actors within the company, eventually culminating in his award-winning flip as Alan Harper at the vastly well known sitcom Two and a part Men.
Now Cryer charts his amazing trip, illuminating his many triumphs and a few missteps alongside the best way. choked with specific behind-the-scenes anecdotes and his stories with the various largest and such a lot provocative names within the company, together with Charlie Sheen, John Hughes, Molly Ringwald, Demi Moore, and Christopher Reeve, Cryer bargains his personal endearing viewpoint on Hollywood, the company at huge, and the artwork of acting.
This revealing, funny, and introspective memoir is a front-row seat to Jon’s lifestyles and reviews in showbiz during the last thirty years.
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