A Life in Parts

· Hachette UK
38 reviews

About this eBook

'GRITTY, FUNNY AND SAD' Entertainment Weekly
'A SUPERB ANECDOTALIST' Sunday Times Culture
'RIVETING... ENGROSSING' Huffington Post

BRYAN CRANSTON maps his journey from abandoned son to beloved star, recalling the many odd parts he's played in real life, and chronicles his evolution on camera. For the first time he shares the story of his early years, from his time as a soap opera regular to his recurring spots on Seinfeld and his role as bumbling father Hal on Malcolm in the Middle, along with an inspiring account of how he prepared for the award-winning role of President Lyndon Johnson.

Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest details of his greatest role, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most memorable performances ever captured on screen: Breaking Bad's Walter White.

A LIFE IN PARTS is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work.

Ratings and reviews

38 reviews
Ishaan Punde
6 July 2018
This book by Bryan Cranston is a masterpiece. It's start is intriguing and the end is soothing. I have always respected him and his work ever since I saw Breaking Bad. This man is a truly talented and hard working man. A real inspiration to me. Someone I now idolise. This book has been a real pleasure to read. It changed my outlook towards life. This book has now nudged me into the correct direction in my life. I will be ever-grateful for this book. It's a must read for anyone and everyone going through a tough time.
6 people found this review helpful
stephen senior
31 October 2016
Truly amazing. This book really reminds you that everyone goes through great and terrible things in life but it's what you take from them moments that matter.
7 people found this review helpful
Jolanda Tamas
21 October 2016
He's as good a writer as an actor . Amazing life . So many different parts played in his own life . I would recommend this book .
8 people found this review helpful

About the author

Bryan Cranston won four Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Walter White in AMC's Breaking Bad. He holds the honour of being the first actor in a TV series, and the second lead actor in the history of the Emmy Awards, to receive three consecutive wins. In 2014 he won a Tony Award for his role as Lyndon Johnson in the bio-play All the Way. In film, Cranston received an Academy Award nomination for his leading role in Trumbo. Among his numerous television and film appearances, he was nominated for a Golden Globe and three Emmys for his portrayal of Hal in FOX's Malcolm in the Middle. He is the author of A Life in Parts.

Follow him on Twitter: @BryanCranston

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