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Non-Fiction Memoir | Humor
You know him from his breakout role as Hank Kingsley on The
Larry Sanders Show, his outrageous turn as George and Oscar
Bluth on Arrested Development, and his Emmy Award-winning
performance as Maura Pfefferman on Transparent. A Broadway
star, a television legend, an accomplished screen actor
whose singular wit and heartrending performances have been
entertaining audiences for more than four decades, but the
question remains: Who the hell is Jeffrey Tambor?
In his illuminating, often hilarious, and always honest
memoir, Tambor looks back at the key moments in his life
that taught him about creativity and play and pain and fear.
The son of what you might call "eccentric" Russian and
Hungarian Jewish parents, Tambor grew up in San Francisco a
husy kid with a lisp, who suffered in his "otherness" and
found salvation in the theater.
While he learned his art from the best of the best—Al
Pacino, George C. Scott, Garry Shandling, Mitch Hurwitz,
Jill Soloway—he also introduces his many unexpected
teachers, from the nameless man in a Detroit bookstore who
gave him the love of reading, to his young children who (at
this ridiculously late stage in his life) have reintroduced
him to play, bravery, and the simple joy of not giving a shit.
Tambor shares the triumph of landing his first Broadway
role, but not before experiencing the humbling that is
commercial work (and how even saying "my socks don't cling"
can prove a challenge). He invites you behind the scenes of
his wildly successful television shows, but he doesn't leave
out the pit stops he made at addiction, Scientology, and
what it feels like to get fourth billing after Sylvia the
Seal on The Love Boat.
At last, Tambor answers the question "Are you anybody?" with
a promise that success doesn't mean perfection and failure
most definitely is an option.
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