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Home and Alone
Home and Alone | Daniel Stern
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Simply a must read for anyone who seeks a behind-the-scenes peek of some of Hollywood's classic films. . . Beginning with his film debut in Breaking Away, Daniel Stern has grown up on-screen before our very eyes. His connection with audiences is cemented in movies like Home Alone and City Slickers, and in his debut memoir, Home and Alone, he is the Everyman narrator on a ride into the human side of Hollywood. Buckle up and experience what it's like driving Robert Redford in his Porsche at 100 mph, or stripping down for a nude scene in front of a group of total strangers. Share the out-of-body moments of flying alone with Mel Gibson on his jet to Las Vegas and smashing a fake mustache onto Gary Busey's face while cursing him out on the pitcher's mound of Wrigley Field in front of a sellout crowd. Join him in his triumphant stories like conquering his dyslexia as the voice of The Wonder Years, and his terrifying ones like being sued for $25 million by CBS and Columbia pictures. Touching and hysterical, often at the same time, Stern gives readers a peek at the highs and lows of a Hollywood career, and a closer look at the movies they love and the people who make them. Inspiring as it is humorous, Stern weaves a compelling tale of an artistic hippie-child of the 60's, who by age thirteen had hitchhiked his way across the Eastern half of the U.S.A. By age seventeen he had dropped out of high school and was living on his own in New York, and by nineteen he was starting a family of his own. His insights into marriage, children, parents and parenting are not only hilarious, but packed with subtle wisdom. But the real surprises are in Stern's off-screen roles as a bronze sculptor, cattle rancher, avocado farmer and public servant. The hard work and commitment he has put into his on-screen successes are applied with the same intensity to every aspect of his life. From creating monumental public art projects and founding a Boys & Girls Club to visiting troops in Iraq and learning to birth a cow, he has lived it all. Home and Alone is for anyone who needs reminding that nothing is impossible if you put your mind to it.
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Marklieberman
Home and Alone | Daniel Stern

I had no clue he was the narrator in The Wonder Years. I had no clue him and his wife were friends with Mel Gibson and his former wife Robyn. I had no clue he was in a movie Robert Redford directed.

I really enjoyed reading about his background, his movies, his family (wife and kids), and his charity work.

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CrowCAH
Home and Alone | Daniel Stern
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My daughter gave her dad the tagged book for Father‘s Day. Apparently she wants it back to read herself! 😂

marleed So sweet! 1mo
CrowCAH @marleed she sure is 🥰 1mo
Gissy 💖✨💫 1mo
CrowCAH @Gissy she definitely is a shining star 🌟 1mo
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