Jan 20, 2022

Mike Nichols: A Life

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  • Publisher‏:‎ Penguin Press (February 2, 2021)
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • Hardcover‏:‎ 688 pages
  • ISBN-10‏:‎ 0399562249
  • ISBN-13‏:‎ 978-0399562242
  • Item Weight‏:‎ 2.25 pounds
  • Dimensions‏:‎ 6.3 x 1.5 x 9.5 inches

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Mike Nichols: A Life

Mike Nichols: A Life Best Read || [Mark Harris] Mike Nichols: A Life Best Read || [Mark Harris] - Mike Nichols: A Life, Mike Nichols A Life An instant New York Times Bestseller Named a most anticipated book of by O Magazine Playbill com CNN Town Country and A magnificent biography of one of the most protean c Mike Nichols: A Life

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Mike Nichols: A Life

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  1. What is it about a man that entices me to read a book, a book about his life Truthfully the comedy, the shocking insights, the gossip, the good stuff All of it is here in this book written by Mark Harris The author takes us to new ground, but he also explores the other stuff.A man who had always interested me is Mike Nichols It was his romance and finally marriage to Diane Sawyer, that garnered attention It seems the fourth time works, and they were married 26 years This book written by Harris g [...]


  2. This is one of the best biographies of a contemporary artist in recent years, certainly the best since John Lahr s Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh about Tennessee Williams The book covers both Nichols private life and public work, with an emphasis on his work, a choice I always prefer While Harris clearly admired Nichols, the book is quite candid regarding Nichols drug use, failed marriages and health issues I did not think the book was gossipy, although it seemed as if everyone Nichols knew after h [...]


  3. I am deep in some magical woods with Mark Harris MIKE NICHOLS A LIFE, a book that not only honors and captures Nichols, but manages to be as much like him as a book could be complex, deep, artful, and always a bit sad, fervent All of us who knew Mike saw some of the same things, but all of us had a relationship that was singular, at pleasant odds with what others experienced, and Harris manages to capture all of this, while always aware that what haunted Nichols was the fear that he had not done [...]


  4. When you have a subject like Mike Nichols who was a player in the entertainment world for nearly sixty years it is a tall task to bring in his biography with a compelling narrative that runs from beginning to end Mark Harris comes close, but reading the final one hundred pages felt like watching the ending of Nichols Catch 22 It is interesting enough to keep going, but not interesting enough that you can t wait to turn the page Harris s treatment of Nichols in What I Saw at the Revolution where [...]


  5. Update I finally finished the book and must say I enjoyed the last several chapters immensely I guess what I wanted to read was about him during the last 25 years of his professional life This did not disappoint Original review I was so looking forward to reading about this extremely talented man as I have always admired his work I just couldn t stay interested in the book I found myself skimming and flipping pages to get to a part I could sink my eye teeth into but it didn t happen I do admire [...]


  6. I absolutely loved this biography of Mike Nichols More important, by the end I deeply cared about him Mark Harris is a wonderful biographer chronicler of theater and movies and the people who inhabit those worlds and each other s lives Nichols was always one of my favorite movie directors, but I never saw one of his plays and I regret it But this book gave me a deep appreciation of what so many considered very special about the man and his creations Kudos to Harris for giving us such a heartfelt [...]


  7. Written in a wonderfully fluid style, hugely entertaining and informative, this long bio is successfully riddled with anecdotes and comments from those who knew and worked with Mike Nichols Despite being one of the greatest talents of his age in theatre and cinema, he had his share of turkeys and lean times However, 60 years later I can still recite the tracks from Mike Nichols and Elaine May at Home , and of course there were the ground breaking Virginia Woolf, The Graduate, Catch 22, and so mu [...]


  8. Mark Harris s thoroughly well researched tome on Mike Nichols is a must for any fan of the director s work It sets out in chronological order every one of Nichols s stage, film and TV productions and performances and successfully gets under the skin of what made the man so accomplished Through extensive interviews with his many collaborators it also reveals much about his life and personality and what made Nichols so driven Harris, who knew Nichols, clearly has great affection for his subject wh [...]


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