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The candid, hilarious, and inspiring memoir of the iconic star of Beauty and the Beast, the Hellboy movies, and Sons of Anarchy

A classically trained actor who cut his teeth in the East Village’s off-Broadway scene, Ron Perlman—a Golden Globe winner with starring roles in the Hellboy movies, Drive, Pacific Rim, and Sons of Anarchy—has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His story involves rising from New York’s tough Washington Heights neighborhood, enduring incredible hardships, and ignoring the naysayers who taunted him for his distinctive looks. It’s a tale that demonstrates the power of persistence.

With a filmography of nearly two hundred credits working alongside countless stars during his forty-year career, Perlman knows the ins and outs of filmmaking. In Easy Street (the Hard Way), he shares his inspiring story for the next generation of performers.

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  • “Reading Easy Street (the Hard Way) is like breaking into your uncle’s stash of his best booze and cigars. Ron stands up like the Statue of Liberty. Inspiring, towering, reassuring, beautiful, intimidating, and should charge more for tours. Easy Street is one part odyssey of an artist, one part handbook for manhood, and one part love letter to acting that chronicles the struggle through the gauntlet of a life steered by creativity. If you don’t like this book, you don’t like ice cream.”

    Ryan Gosling

  • “I knew that Ron Perlman was a wonderful actor and also a man of great passion and appetite. What I didn’t know was the muthaf*cka could write! Easy Street (the Hard Way) is a deeply human memoir filled with hilarious show biz stores as we see Ron awaken to the beautiful man he is, inside and out.”

    Dana Delany

  • “[A] disarmingly candid memoir.”

    Washington Post

  • “[A] a must-read memoir…an insightful look at his thirty-five—year journey to stardom.”

    USA Weekend

  • “Perlman brings such full-on personality to his work that it’s no surprise to see him put pen to paper. And the resulting memoir, Easy Street (the Hard Way) is appropriately colorful…a brisk, enjoyable read for Sons of Anarchy fans, Hellboy obsessives, and, most of all, Marlon maniacs.”

    Buffalo News

  • “Perlman…recounts his life and career in an engagingly off-the-cuff manner…The actor’s voice, full of casual profanity, vintage hipster slang, and an endearing tendency to overreach with elevated vocabulary, is as distinctive as his craggy features and imposing screen presence. He’s good company on the page.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “A face that’s unmistakable, a career that’s indisputable, and a charm that’s irresistible. Ron’s story, and the way he tells it, makes this read truly one of a kind.”

    Marc Forster, director of World War Z, The Kite Runner, and Monster’s Ball

  • “Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, always entertaining, Ron Perlman’s Easy Street is a lot like his performances—brazenly honest and full of surprises. This is why you can’t take your eyes off the man when he’s on screen, and you can’t put this book down once you start reading.”

    Ben Watkins, writer and producer, Hand of God and Burn Notice

  • Finalist for the 2015 Voice Arts Award
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About the Author

Ron Perlman is best known for his titular roles in the Hellboy movies and his long run on the TV series Sons of Anarchy, as well as scores of other iconic performances, including The Name of the Rose, City of Lost Children, and Pacific Rim. He won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Beauty and the Beast and is a star and executive producer of the Amazon series Hand of God. Perlman lives in Los Angeles.