Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines

Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines

The legendary icon tells his story?a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the man himself. In a career spanning five decades, Nick Nolte has endured the rites of Hollywood celebrity. Rising from obscurity to leading roles and Oscar nominations, he has been both celebrated and vilified in the media; survived marriages, divorces, and a strin The legendary icon tells his story?a tale of art, passion, commitment, addiction, as intense and hypnotic as the ...

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Title:Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines
Author:Nick Nolte
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:006229251X
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Rebel: My Life Outside the Lines Reviews

  • Liz
    Feb 10, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

    A really fun read. Nolte is definitely off center, and here he honestly and with humor tells the story of what got him into acting, followed by the journey that led to over 100 roles and a few memorable missteps. Great fun. ...

    I enjoyed reading about Nick Nolte . Both his personal and professional life. He seems like a down to earth person and tells it like it is. He has had a fascinating career and I have enjoyed his many movies. Interesting read. ...

    Reading Nolte's autobiography was like sitting across from him in a bar. I had such a crush on him in my teen years and reading this I forgot what a good actor he is. Also I love how he parented his children letting them be free spirited and his anti Ritalin crusade. ...

    First page-turner I've read about a real life. I appreciate Nolte's raw honesty which he's managed to make seem like an easy task. ...

    Okay read. Nolte was quite a character. ...

    Nick describes in an unflinching manner all the ups and downs of his life. Well worth the read! ...

    Good ? read It was nice to read about this man I relate to his addiction side seen it in his films glad I read this book! ...

    Good and honest. ...

  • John
    Feb 27, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

  • Carol
    Feb 05, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

  • Robin
    Mar 09, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

  • Jo
    May 28, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

  • Becky Roper
    Mar 23, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

  • Sandra
    Mar 17, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

  • Cheryl
    May 20, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

  • Tim Hickman
    Apr 22, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

    A really fun read. Nolte is definitely off center, and here he honestly and with humor tells the story of what got him into acting, followed by the journey that led to over 100 roles and a few memorable missteps. Great fun. ...

  • Al
    Mar 15, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

  • Robert Grant
    Apr 24, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

  • Barry Hammond
    Mar 11, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

  • Lenny
    Aug 04, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

    A really fun read. Nolte is definitely off center, and here he honestly and with humor tells the story of what got him into acting, followed by the journey that led to over 100 roles and a few memorable missteps. Great fun. ...

    I enjoyed reading about Nick Nolte . Both his personal and professional life. He seems like a down to earth person and tells it like it is. He has had a fascinating career and I have enjoyed his many movies. Interesting read. ...

    Reading Nolte's autobiography was like sitting across from him in a bar. I had such a crush on him in my teen years and reading this I forgot what a good actor he is. Also I love how he parented his children letting them be free spirited and his anti Ritalin crusade. ...

    First page-turner I've read about a real life. I appreciate Nolte's raw honesty which he's managed to make seem like an easy task. ...

    Okay read. Nolte was quite a character. ...

    Nick describes in an unflinching manner all the ups and downs of his life. Well worth the read! ...

  • Wynn
    Feb 08, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

  • Kimberly
    Jul 04, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

    A really fun read. Nolte is definitely off center, and here he honestly and with humor tells the story of what got him into acting, followed by the journey that led to over 100 roles and a few memorable missteps. Great fun. ...

    I enjoyed reading about Nick Nolte . Both his personal and professional life. He seems like a down to earth person and tells it like it is. He has had a fascinating career and I have enjoyed his many movies. Interesting read. ...

    Reading Nolte's autobiography was like sitting across from him in a bar. I had such a crush on him in my teen years and reading this I forgot what a good actor he is. Also I love how he parented his children letting them be free spirited and his anti Ritalin crusade. ...

    First page-turner I've read about a real life. I appreciate Nolte's raw honesty which he's managed to make seem like an easy task. ...

  • Barbara
    Mar 20, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

  • Mediaman
    May 22, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

  • Brian Joynt
    Feb 21, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

  • Lisa Mcbroom
    Feb 26, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

    A really fun read. Nolte is definitely off center, and here he honestly and with humor tells the story of what got him into acting, followed by the journey that led to over 100 roles and a few memorable missteps. Great fun. ...

    I enjoyed reading about Nick Nolte . Both his personal and professional life. He seems like a down to earth person and tells it like it is. He has had a fascinating career and I have enjoyed his many movies. Interesting read. ...

    Reading Nolte's autobiography was like sitting across from him in a bar. I had such a crush on him in my teen years and reading this I forgot what a good actor he is. Also I love how he parented his children letting them be free spirited and his anti Ritalin crusade. ...

  • Karen Malkin
    Feb 14, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

    A really fun read. Nolte is definitely off center, and here he honestly and with humor tells the story of what got him into acting, followed by the journey that led to over 100 roles and a few memorable missteps. Great fun. ...

    I enjoyed reading about Nick Nolte . Both his personal and professional life. He seems like a down to earth person and tells it like it is. He has had a fascinating career and I have enjoyed his many movies. Interesting read. ...

  • Scott
    Feb 25, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

  • Kathi
    Apr 12, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

    A really fun read. Nolte is definitely off center, and here he honestly and with humor tells the story of what got him into acting, followed by the journey that led to over 100 roles and a few memorable missteps. Great fun. ...

    I enjoyed reading about Nick Nolte . Both his personal and professional life. He seems like a down to earth person and tells it like it is. He has had a fascinating career and I have enjoyed his many movies. Interesting read. ...

    Reading Nolte's autobiography was like sitting across from him in a bar. I had such a crush on him in my teen years and reading this I forgot what a good actor he is. Also I love how he parented his children letting them be free spirited and his anti Ritalin crusade. ...

    First page-turner I've read about a real life. I appreciate Nolte's raw honesty which he's managed to make seem like an easy task. ...

    Okay read. Nolte was quite a character. ...

    Nick describes in an unflinching manner all the ups and downs of his life. Well worth the read! ...

    Good ? read It was nice to read about this man I relate to his addiction side seen it in his films glad I read this book! ...

    Good and honest. ...

    Whoever wrote this is who I want to be my ghost-writer. Excellent portrayal of a problematic yet philosophical and inspiring, authentic life. ...

  • Adam Lowy
    Apr 06, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

  • Aaron
    Jun 11, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

  • Elizabeth Thomas
    Mar 29, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

    A really fun read. Nolte is definitely off center, and here he honestly and with humor tells the story of what got him into acting, followed by the journey that led to over 100 roles and a few memorable missteps. Great fun. ...

    I enjoyed reading about Nick Nolte . Both his personal and professional life. He seems like a down to earth person and tells it like it is. He has had a fascinating career and I have enjoyed his many movies. Interesting read. ...

    Reading Nolte's autobiography was like sitting across from him in a bar. I had such a crush on him in my teen years and reading this I forgot what a good actor he is. Also I love how he parented his children letting them be free spirited and his anti Ritalin crusade. ...

    First page-turner I've read about a real life. I appreciate Nolte's raw honesty which he's managed to make seem like an easy task. ...

    Okay read. Nolte was quite a character. ...

  • Joseph M. Tanis
    Jan 27, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

  • James Carter
    Aug 11, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

  • Chris Bradshaw
    Feb 24, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...

    I won this book on Goodreads. Nick writes about his mixed up life with drugs, alcohol, marriages and an unhappy childhood. He writes details about several of the movies he was in and ones he missed out on. This book would be best for people who are really into Nick Norte and his movies...

    Terrific read about one of Life?s true ?characters? First , I really appreciate Nick Nolte as a fine actor. This is a great read and I recommend it to anyone looking for a vigorous story. ...

    I really enjoyed this tell-all, warts and all, from this intense actor. The insights into his decisions and mistakes were fascinating and, at times, heartbreaking. A gifted athlete, he fell into acting and made a great career out of it. A terrific ride with a fabulous actor. ...

    A really fun read. Nolte is definitely off center, and here he honestly and with humor tells the story of what got him into acting, followed by the journey that led to over 100 roles and a few memorable missteps. Great fun. ...

    I enjoyed reading about Nick Nolte . Both his personal and professional life. He seems like a down to earth person and tells it like it is. He has had a fascinating career and I have enjoyed his many movies. Interesting read. ...

    Reading Nolte's autobiography was like sitting across from him in a bar. I had such a crush on him in my teen years and reading this I forgot what a good actor he is. Also I love how he parented his children letting them be free spirited and his anti Ritalin crusade. ...

    First page-turner I've read about a real life. I appreciate Nolte's raw honesty which he's managed to make seem like an easy task. ...

    Okay read. Nolte was quite a character. ...

    Nick describes in an unflinching manner all the ups and downs of his life. Well worth the read! ...

    Good ? read It was nice to read about this man I relate to his addiction side seen it in his films glad I read this book! ...

  • Jimilee Allen
    Feb 12, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

  • Catherine Benson
    Aug 07, 2018

    One of the better celebrity memoirs I've read in a while. Nick appears to be candid about most things in his life and freely admits his rebellious, stubborn, and opinionated streaks. ...

    4.5 stars Nolte first initially made his name as an actor with the popular TV mini-series Rich Man, Poor Man (also a great epic book by Irwin Shaw, BTW) and for the next twenty-five years he landed on Hollywood's A-list after moving exclusively to movies. Surprisingly his autobiogra...

    This is essential reading for fans of the legendary actor, but while Nolte does offer some interesting stories and narrative beats about his life and some of his films, the memoir seems to lack the depth I'd anticipated. I suppose when you read a memoir like this you expect to connect ...

    Nick Nolte become an actor because real life was hard for him as a young man who only wanted to play football. I enjoyed reading about his journey to Hollywood via the many theatre groups and a couple of marriages. He talks a lot about his movies and how they inspired him and taught hi...

    I read it in one day. I enjoyed it very much. His stories about his life and honesty was great to read. Not trying to hide his feelings or up and down past. True original in the acting world! ...

    Rebel is an absorbing yet shallow story of Nick Nolte's life. Two chief reasons why I went for the book were: to learn about movies Nick Nolte was part of and to know his explanation of when his infamous mugshot spread through the news like wildfire. Of the former, he barely talked...

    Long known as a talented actor in such television and film roles like Rich Man, Poor Man, The Deep, Who'll Stop The Rain, North Dallas Forty, 48 Hrs., The Prince Of Tides, Down And Out In Beverly Hills, The Thin Red Line, New York Stories, Scorsese's remake of Cape Fear, Mother Night, ...

    This book popped up by accident on a search for ebooks at the Singapore National Public Library. Nick Nolte? It conjures up images of a hard-living blond jock from North Dallas Forty who had morphed into a wild-haired madman recluse staring vacantly into drug-induced middle-aged fiend ...

    This shallow memoir is from a nutcase actor who is unapologetic about his lifelong drug use, cheating, anger issues, and rebellion. And much of the book makes no sense. Nolte's issues start at age four in Ames, Iowa where his dad returns home from World War II a hollow ghost of a m...

    For most the name ?Nick Nolte? probably conjures up two images. One is that of young Nolte playing the ?bad son? Tom Jordache expulsed from his family in the miniseries ?Rich Man, Poor Man.? The other is that of an older Nolte?s chaotic mug shot arrested for traveling the...

    A lively, boisterous and often brave first-person narrative of one of America's best--and America's most American--actors. Yet for fans of so many of Nolte's films, it is a severe disappointment. Too many classics are completely overlooked. Instead of "Q & A", "Extreme Prejudice", ...

    I very rarely read biography's or autobiography's. But I've always loved Nick Nolte as an actor. The first time I saw him was in Rich Man Poor Man, and oh man, I fell in love with that California / beach boy good looks. An amazing performance and I have loved seeing him in his work sin...

    Many thanks to goodreads for sending me a copy of this book. Highly recommended for Nolte fans, this is a candid memoir of his life along with a few pictures. He's lived his life on his terms and makes no apologies about it. Most of us couldn't get away with doing all the drugs and par...

    An interesting life lived with great zest by one of the best actors ever. Mr. Nolte inhabits his book like he does his characters big, bold and gravelly voiced. His insights into why he acts and what moves him are fascinating as are his stories of the roles that define his career. Nolt...

    Surprising honesty A very frank and not ego-driven memoir by a great (most of the time) actor and a complex and insightful human being. Wish he?d commented on all his major film roles, but whatever he did include he seems brutally honest about. At least HIS version. Nick, thanks f...

    If you love Nick Nolte the actor as I do (I'll take his Keruoac-esque role in Who'll Stop the Rain as vintage Nolte!), you must read this book. He is not a flowery writer, but he is candid, direct and writes as he acts and speaks. He has lived a fascinating life and there is just enoug...

    I've liked Nick Nolte in many of his films (particularly Prince of Tides) but the enduring image of him is the "wild man" mug shot of him being arrested for a DUI. This book gives a more balanced view of his life and motivations. He is honest without being too detailed about his addict...

    Actual Rating: 4.75 The only real reason why I am giving this book this rating is that there was a lot of unnecessary use of inappropriate wording, but other than that it was a great read and I seriously appreciate learning more about Nick Noltes life before and during his acting ca...