Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley

A Memoir

eBook - 2014
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Jason Priestley, star of the iconic hit television series Beverly Hills, 90210 and one of the biggest teen idols of the 1990s, chronicles the highs and lows of his life and career in this charming and honest memoir.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062247605
0062247603
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: McCarron, Julie

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ManMachine
May 03, 2019

In this decidedly whitewashed memoir (penned by Vancouver-born actor, Jason Priestley) it sure seemed to me that everything in this guy's life was defined by either a postal code or else a zip code. (Gee! Wonder why?)

Personally speaking - I view Priestley as being a very mediocre actor, at best, who (banking solely on the appeal of his cutie-pie good looks) has a very limited emotional range to speak of when it comes to projecting genuine feelings into his character portrayals.

And, after reading this truly run-of-the-mill book, Priestley shows even less talent as a writer, as the highlights of his life's story reads like that of a scatterbrained teen who (following Peter Pan's lead) refuses to ever grow up (even though his hairline is now seriously receding).

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voltaire10
Jul 12, 2016

Jason Priestley's memoir is a fun, quick read. As a Vancouverite I wished he'd gone into more detail of his early years in Hollywood North, as it was really taking off in the late '80s...also that he'd described his transition to director more. It may be short on detail there, but what it does well is describe the challenges fame can bring in many aspects of an actor's life. It's not always pretty.

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renea70
Oct 15, 2014

if you want to know all the people he knows and how he spends all his money and a few good tidbits about behind the scenes...this book is for you. If your hoping for a deeper emotional book..no

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Cmw8319
Aug 24, 2014

I was a fan of 90120 and who didn't have a little crush on Brandon Walsh growing up. I enjoyed the book it was interesting to see how he got his big break. some of the chapters are short just a couple pages but it didnt bother me.

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koolsheena
Jul 10, 2014

I truly enjoyed reading this book. The short chapters didn't bother me.

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swong1000
Jun 08, 2014

I was a big fan of this show in the 90s. Fans of this show and especially those from Vancouver will probably like this book. You can really hear his voice come from the pages. And the reference to BC postal codes as titles in most chapters is like an inside joke for British Columbians.
I had no idea he knew so many famous stars. I also think it's funny that he was such a partier and a bit of a trouble magnet but doesn't see that is what led to a crazy lifestyle almost killing him.
This book is kind of written for a Tiger Beat reader... The chapters are so short that sometimes they're only two pages! I wish he would have gone into more detail about his relationships with his 90210 stars as at times he is downright vague...and that's pretty much why people want to read this book... So that was disappointing.

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