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A Life in Parts

Bryan Cranston

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A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir-both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft-from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history's most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad. Bryan Cranston landed his first role at seven, when his father, a struggling actor and director, cast him in a United Way commercial. Soon, Bryan was haunting the local movie theater, memorizing and reenacting favorite scenes with his older brother. Acting was clearly the boy's destiny-until one day his father disappeared. Suddenly, destiny took a back seat to survival. Seeking something more stable, perhaps subconsciously trying to distance himself from his absent father, Cranston decided on a career in law enforcement. But then, a young man on a classic cross-country motorcycle trip, Cranston one day found himself stranded at a rest area in the Blue Ridge Mountains. To pass the time he read a tattered copy of Hedda Gabler, and in a flash he found himself face-to-face once again with his original calling. Suddenly he thought: This was what he wanted to do, what he would do, with the rest of his life. Act. In his riveting memoir, A Life in Parts, Cranston traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to his dramatic epiphany, and beyond, to mega-stardom and a cult-like following, by vividly revisiting the many parts he's played, on camera (astronaut, dentist, detective, candy bar spokesperson, President of the United States, etc.) and off (paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, son, brother, lover, husband, father). With great humor, and much humility, Cranston chronicles his unlikely rise from a soap opera regular, trying to learn the ropes and the politics of show business on the fly, to a recurring spot as Tim Whatley on Seinfeld, finding himself an indelible part of popular culture. He recalls his run as the well-meaning goofball, Hal, on Malcolm in the Middle, proving to writers and fans that he was willing to do anything

Language:

English

Length:

8h 54m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:42


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:07


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:52


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:58


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:47


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:25


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:15


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:38


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

11:07


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:41


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:23


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

11:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:45


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:22


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:58


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:20


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

13:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:35


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

11:00


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

16:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

19:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

15:18


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

11:13


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:52


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:50


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

09:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

10:58


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:19


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

12:14


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:23


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:02


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

21:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

01:26