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Robin by Dave Itzkoff

Robin

Dave Itzkoff

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Imprint: Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 17 May 2018
ISBN: 9780283072345

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers.

4 stars out of 5
12 Jul 2019

"a revealing and affectionate portrait of a brilliant and complex man"

‘He’s a comic, and all comics want to be Hamlet,’ said Terry Gilliam of Robin Williams, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in the director’s movie The Fisher King.... Success came swiftly, shadowed by anxiety, addiction and self-sabotage. But, as Barack Obama put it after the actor’s suicide in 2014: ‘He arrived in our lives as an alien — but he ended up touching every element of the human spirit.’ Itzkoff’s biography is a revealing and affectionate portrait of a brilliant and complex man.

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