A New York Times Bestseller
A TIME Magazine Best Book of the Year
In 1986, Paul Newman and screenwriter Stewart Stern began a project to compile an oral history, to have Newman's family and friends talk about the actor's life. And then Newman would give his side of the story. The only stipulation was that anyone who spoke on the record had to be completely honest. The result is an extraordinary memoir, culled from thousands of pages of transcripts. Perhaps the most moving material in the book centers around his relationship with Joanne Woodward - their love for each other, his dependence on her, and the way she shaped him.