Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art

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Gene Wilder defined film comedy in the 1970s and '80s. But this is no traditional autobiography, rather it's an intelligent, quirky, humorous account of key events that have affected him in search for love and art.

In this very personal, fascinating book, Wilder gives a great insight into the creative process on stage and screen. He discusses his experiences of working with the very best of movie talent, including Mel Brooks, Woody Allen, Sidney Poitier and Richard Pryor, and tells how he developed his own unique style from his early days at The Actors' Studio with Lee Strasberg.

Amongst other incidents, he describes his time in the UK, which he has great fondness for, studying at the Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol. During this period he came top of his class at fencing and doorstepped Sir John Geilgud to ask him to explain the use of iambic pentametre.

Wilder also talks amusingly about his failed love life off-screen (including 4 marriages) and is candid about much darker times such as the death of his third wife, comedienne Gilda Radner, from cancer. He also reveals his own recent battle with the disease, which he's now come through, and which changed his perspective on life.

This isn't a traditional celebrity 'tell all' but an insight into the life and mind of a great comic actor who has a rare ability to write as well as he performs.

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Kiss Me Like a Stranger Although not an autobiography in the usual sense, in this personal book, actor Gene Wilder selects the most personal events in his life--ones that have led him to an understanding of the art of acting, and of how to give and receive the love of a woman.

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‘Funny, unusual and completely convincing.’
The Mail on Sunday

'Wilder's prose is as probingly honest as his best performances.’
Sunday Times

'Like it's author, it has great charm and intelligence.'
Daily Mail – Critic's Choice

'Pure Gene Wilder! Uproarishly funny and at times very moving. It made me want to go out and see every Gene Wilder movie again.'
Mel Brooks

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