Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights Paperback – 1 Jun 1995
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So declares Burt Ward (Robin from the legendary 60s TV series "Batman") at the beginning of his racy autobiography, "Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights." He's not exaggerating, either. The naughty stuff starts burning up the pages even before we hit Chapter One, and continues to do so throughout this hilarious, dirt-dishing show-biz expose.
Ward's memoirs read like a pornographic, hallucinogenic edition of the National Enquirer: containing all the celebrities, scandals and hyperbole one would expect from a tabloid, but with an additional explicitness and heightened sense of reality that recall the most lurid of paperback erotica. Holy leotarded lechery, Batman!
Kinky young fans in bat-costume; threesomes, foursomes and eightsomes; French, Samoan, American and Swamp (!) varieties - "My Life in Tights" presents a veritable catalogue of sexual permutations and combinations, as experienced by the author and his co-star, the insatiable Adam West (Batman). Nothing can prepare the reader for Ward's outlandishly purple prose - I mean, the guy's kinky way with words imbues even the most mundane descriptive sequence with other connotations...
Thankfully, however, Ward's eagerness to share every gory bedroom detail with us is counterbalanced by his irreverent humour, his highly developed sense of the absurd. Between passages that would make Jackie Collins blush, we get moments of unsurpassed hilarity.
And the source of this merriment is, almost invariably, the irrepressible Adam West. Portrayed as a boozing, egocentric womaniser, West couldn't have differed more from his stuffy small-screen alter-ego.Read more ›
The "behind the scenes" parts relating to "Batman" itself were enjoyable. However, I would have preferred a bit more detail, and more about the various guest stars who appeared with Ward and Adam West. Most of the detail related to Ward's injuries, and the Quest to Control His Huge Crotch Bulge!
Ward's treatment of West was not particularly kind. He is portrayed as scene-stealer, voyeur, sex-a-holic, and skinflint, among other things (I wonder if they're still speaking?).
Much of the middle of the book relates the many sexual escapades of the self-confessed, "reformed" sex addict, Burt Ward. Ward lays the blame for his obsession squarely on Adam West, whom he claims corrupted him. Of his many conquests, Ward goes into some detail regarding his various techniques, which sometimes caused me to feel as though I were eavesdropping in a locker room. He must have slept with the State of California. Even the pest control man lusted after him!
The background information about Burt Ward the citizen was OK. Ward appears to have grown up with a "silver spoon in his mouth", which he has now traded for platinum.
He provides much information about his life today, which includes photos of his wife dressed up as Wonder Woman, and as a belly dancer. He seems to love her and his daughters very much, and feels that we should, too.
His wife, by the way, is Tracey Posner, daughter of Victor Posner the millionaire (or is it billionaire?). We are treated to photos of his father-in-law's corporate bedroom and living room, and bodyguards. Truly faaaaaaascinating.Read more ›
He does tell us that he got laid a lot. Not as much detail is spent discussing the un-named compainons though as tales as to how large his organ is, and how many orgasms he was able to bring them to on a regular basis.
Funny thing about the book. He never discusses any friends. Upon reading the book it is apparent as to why. It is hard to imagine him having any.
Burt Ward, who played Robin in the 60's tv series, writes his book the way someone who has never read a smutty tell-all might write a smutty tell-all. I LOVED IT!
Not only do we get a glimpse of the working conditions on the set, we get inside knowledge of his relationship with fellow co-star Adam West, who was "less than a gentlemen" in all ways. Particularly cheesy is the endless recountings of woman after woman Ward seduced, in every way possible--a habit he blames Adam West for starting!
The only things that killed my enjoyment a bit are the repetitiousness of the sexcapades (the first, say, 20 stories are enough...) and the lack of more insights into the special guest villans (who wouldn't want to know more about Cesar Romero, Burgess Meredith or Vincent Price!)
Perhaps the most frightening part of the book is Ward's claim he might make a sequel--and include all his sexual antics! HOLY OVERKILL!
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After years of looking I have now added this to my collection , truly a great book for all batman themesPublished 8 months ago by russell morhen
When I first ran across snippets about Ward's sexual exploits, I took them with a grain of salt (okay, a POUND of salt). Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 1998