The Garner Files

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Click for availability and more information The Garner Files, by James Garner
My wife, Linda, brought home a book to me titled The Garner Files. This is an autobiography of actor James Garner written in collaboration with Jon Winokur. I was a big fan of the Rockford Files and particularly James Garner, who played the lead. His delivery was so smooth and he was so natural. The book covers his early life in Oklahoma. His mother died when he was young, and his father was always on the road. Jim and his brothers ended up living with relatives. He was a rebel-rouser when he was young, and made money at odd jobs. The book relates how he never finished school, was wounded in the Korean War and fell into acting by accident. There are many anecdotes about his interactions with fellow actors. He imparts his philosophy of acting, which is based on reacting to what other people say. This book is well-written and easy to read. If you're like me, you'll develop a new-found respect for James Garner.

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