Paul Newman's life, as he told it

A book review


November 30, 2022

By Terri Schlichenmeyer,

The Bookworm

The eyes must've been two feet tall. And they were looking right at you.

For a minute, you imagined that they were following you as you sat eating buttery popcorn in a darkened room. And that was your introduction to the work of a man you loved more with every movie he made. Now meet Paul Newman in his memoir, "The Extraordinary Life of an Ordinary Man" and follow him.

In the fall of 1986, Newman sat down with "a dear friend" and they began a series of recordings of Newman's thoughts on his life. Volunteers and family made transcripts and the project grew,...

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