Never Grow up

Never Grow up

Book - 2018 | First Gallery Books hardcover edition
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"A candid, thrilling memoir from one of the most recognizable, influential, and beloved cinematic personalities in the world. Everyone knows Jackie Chan. Whether it's from Rush Hour, Shanghai Noon, The Karate Kid, or Kung Fu Panda, Jackie is admired by generations of moviegoers for his acrobatic fighting style, comic timing, and mind-bending stunts. In 2016--after fifty-six years in the industry, over 200 films, and many broken bones--he received an honorary Academy Award for his lifetime achievement in film. But at 64 years-old, Jackie is just getting started. Now, in Never Grow Up, the global superstar reflects on his early life, including his childhood years at the China Drama Academy (in which he was enrolled at the age of six), his big breaks (and setbacks) in Hong Kong and Hollywood, his numerous brushes with death (both on and off film sets), and his life as a husband and father (which has been, admittedly and regrettably, imperfect). Jackie has never shied away from his mistakes. Since The Young Master in 1980, Jackie's films have ended with a bloopers reel in which he stumbles over his lines, misses his mark, or crashes to the ground in a stunt gone south. In Never Grow Up, Jackie applies the same spirit of openness to his life, proving time and time again why he's beloved the world over: he's honest, funny, kind, brave beyond reckoning and--after all this time--still young at heart"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Gallery Books, 2018
Edition: First Gallery Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781982107215
1982107219
9781982107222
1982107227
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 C4215N 2018
Characteristics: xiv, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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midori_hon
Jan 12, 2019

what an interesting life, ten years of hard training tantamount to child abuse that was somehow parlayed into international superstardom. jackie chan readily admits to mistakes made along the way and how he’s tried to make the world a better place.

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knobbyknees69
Jan 11, 2019

Judge the book by the critics opinions above for sure...for sure. And then, as you read you may become disheartened by his attitude throughout most of the book. Read with patience...there is hope in the end.

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