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Jason Priestley: A Memoir Hardcover – 22 May 2014
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From the Back Cover
Tales told out of school
Jason Priestley: A Memoir tells the honest, compelling, and often humorous details of Priestley's up-and-down life, from his childhood in Canada to his adult life as a husband and father. Priestley shares his best stories of life as a young, unknown actor and later as a star; some of his compadres were Brad Pitt, Bradley Cooper, Tiffani Amber Thiessen, and Ashley Judd, and he divulges never-before-revealed anecdotes about their early days as actors.
But even with his engaging insights and terrific sense of humor, Priestley does not avoid the tough subjects. In 2000, he had a brush with the law and was briefly in jail. His longtime passion for auto racing led to a devastating injury in 2002, during a practice run at the Kentucky Speedway when he crashed his race car into a wall at nearly 190 miles an hour. (Luke Perry, who was—and still is—one of his best friends, rushed to his side after the crash.) Eventually Priestley made a full recovery.
In Jason Priestley: A Memoir, Priestley shares the delights and difficulties of living a real life that is better than any fiction.
About the Author
Jason Bradford Priestley was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He first appeared on television in 1975, and since then has become one of the most versatile talents in the entertainment business. Priestley is best known for his role as Brandon Walsh on the hit FOX series Beverly Hills 90210, which ran from 1990 to 2000.
Top customer reviews
The book is very well-written, full of energy and self-deprecating humor, honestly describing the fun and pitfalls of fame. For his fans, this is entertaining and insightful and reveals an intelligent, likable, and hard-working man.
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