A Life in Parts

By Bryan Cranston

Narrated by Bryan Cranston
8 hours 52 minutes

A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history’s most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.
In his riveting memoir A Life in Parts, Cranston maps his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to beloved star by vividly revisiting the many parts he’s played, on camera (astronaut, dentist, detective, candy bar spokesperson, President of the United States, etc.) and off (paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, son, brother, lover, husband, father).
With great humor and much humility, Cranston chronicles his unlikely rise from soap opera regular trying to master the rules of show business to legendary character actor turning in classic performances on Seinfeld and Malcolm in the Middle, and finding himself an indelible part of popular culture. He also gives an inspiring account of how he prepared, physically and mentally, for the challenging role of President Lyndon Johnson, a tour de force that won him a Tony to go along with his four Emmys.
Of course, Cranston also 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: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.
Discussing his life as few men do, describing his art as few actors can, Cranston has much to say about creativity, devotion, and craft, as well as innate talent and its challenges and benefits and proper maintenance. But ultimately A Life in Parts is a story about the joy, the necessity, and the transformative power of simple hard work.

Author

Narrator
Bryan Cranston

ISBN
9781508226321

Length
8 hours 52 minutes

Language
English

Publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio

Publication Date

Abridged
No

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