Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Nice Guys Finish Ahead

You can sign me up right now for a copy of this book:
Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that it will publish a memoir by James Garner. “The Garner Files” is due to hit shelves in November 2011.

“I’ve avoided writing a book until now because I feel like I’m really pretty average, and I didn’t think anyone would care about my life. I’m still a little uncomfortable, but I finally agreed, because people I trust persuaded me people might be interested and because I realized it would allow me to acknowledge those who’ve helped me along the way. I talk about my childhood, try to clear up some misconceptions, and even settle a score or two,” Garner said in a press release.

Simon & Schuster’s publisher, Jonathan Karp, added, “This book is charming and disarming and always entertaining--just like James Garner, or Jim Rockford, or Bret Maverick. And it’s the story of a big American life, from growing up in Oklahoma during the Depression to the Korean War and to Hollywood stardom.”
Click here for more info from the Los Angeles Times’ Jacket Copy blog.

4 comments:

David Cranmer said...

I'll be reading.

Fred Zackel said...

I hope Garner is okay. He had a stroke a few years back ... and all I heard was negative. He has always been one of the good guys. I wish him the absolute best wishes. And yes I will get his book.

Suzanne said...

Jim Garner did have a stroke, but he is perfectly fine now. No lingering deficits at all.

No matter what nutty rumors you hear, Jim is doing great except some issues with arthritis. I certainly know about THAT. :)

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Thanks for bringing us that good news, Suzanne. I hope Mr. Garner has many happy years and memories ahead of him.

Cheers,
Jeff