I've really been looking forward to James Garner's autobiography, which arrived today from Amazon:
Based on what I've seen just skimming over the pages a bit, it's going to be a great, fast-paced read.
Making this release even better is the news that a biography of Garner's MAVERICK costar, Jack Kelly, is due out from author Linda Alexander in the next few weeks. Kelly may be a relatively lesser-known actor than his MAVERICK brother, but his work on that show was beloved by many, and it's wonderful to see him receive his due in the form of a biography.
The book is titled A MAVERICK LIFE: THE JACK KELLY STORY, and it will be published by Bear Manor Media. Alexander is also the author of RELUCTANT WITNESS: ROBERT TAYLOR, HOLLYWOOD, AND COMMUNISM, which I reviewed in 2008. I'll be sharing more about the Kelly book as news is available.
When factoring in the new autobiography by Julie Adams, who guest-starred in two memorable episodes of MAVERICK -- "Brasada Spur" is a particular favorite -- fans of that classic show have much good reading to anticipate!
Update: Here's a review of the Garner book published by the Los Angeles Times.