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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (897 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Michael Caine Narrator: Sir Michael Caine Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Charming, engaging, and surprisingly forthright, Michael Caine gives us his insider's view of Hollywood and the story of his brilliant second act.

When he was in his late 50s, Michael Caine believed his glamorous, rags-to-riches Hollywood career had come to an end. The scripts being sent his way were worse and worse. When one script really disappointed, he called the producer to complain about the part. The producer said, No, no, we don't want you for the lover, we want you for the father.

Salvation came in the unlikely form of his old friend Jack Nicholson, who convinced him to give acting one more shot. What followed was not only an incredible personal transformation but also one of the most radical comebacks in film history. Learning to accept his new role both on camera and in his own life, Caine went on to win his second Oscar, be knighted by the queen, and deliver some of his best performances to date. Now he shares the spectacular story of his life, from his humble upbringing in London's poverty-stricken Elephant and Castle, his military service, touching marriage and family life, and lively adventures with friends, to legendary meetings with fellow stars, forays as a restaurateur, and hilarious off-screen encounters from his glittering five-decade career. Caine brings his gift for storytelling and his insider's view to a tale that is funny, warm, and deeply honest.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jamie | 2/18/2014

    " I picked this book up and was hooked on page one. His writing style is charming and warm, encouraging you to turn every page and follow his amazing experiences. Really enjoying this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Autumn | 2/15/2014

    " Caine's reading of his own stories is so natural and easy, I half expected to turn around and see him sitting at my kitchen table chatting about life while I made lunch. A must read/listen for fans. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul Yan | 1/28/2014

    " If you're going to read this, make it the audiobook version! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catherine | 1/15/2014

    " Michael Caine is such a congenial person that it's hard to find fault with him. His journey from Elephant and Castle to Hollywood is amazing, and he has more friends than the sky has stars--and lucky in love, too! "

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