David Pan Pan itibaren Padang Bujur, Padang Bolak Julu, North Padang Lawas Regency, North Sumatra, Endonezya
(I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads) This book is the memoir of Nancy Balbirer, a struggling actor (not actress!! as one of her mentor's Mamet would say), and her journey to find what acting meant to her as well as find out more about herself. While I am not interested in what it takes to become an actor, I really enjoyed her story. However, I do think that this book will appeal more to those who have an interest in acting and theatre. A lot of the names she listed throughout her book meant nothing to me, including the author herself! Another thing I had an issue with was how some parts of the book were chronologically. I had a hard time following certain parts of her story because I would get lost in what part of her life we were currently in. She would talk about one instance, and take you through a few months or years, and then backtrack in the next chapter. I guess it was all to make each chapter a different story, but it was a little distracting. Like I said, I enjoyed Nancy's story, and I enjoyed her voice as an author. I found myself laughing out loud at some parts, and feeling her pain at others.
I really enjoyed this book. The chapters were a good length. A fair bit of background without getting bogged down in details. A lot of personal information about Calvin and his family. My boys would not let me stop reading it, which is rare for a biography of this length.
This book was extremely tedious, from start to finish. The action is slow and the outcome is predictable and anticlimactic.