Will by Will Smith by (Mark Manson) is an entertaining, peppy, breezy read. I've liked Will Smith through the years as the Fresh Prince, the blockbuster megastar, as a guest on talk shows. He's a Philly boy from humble roots who had goals, and dreams, and he executed them.
cover blurb This memoir is the product of a profound journey of self-knowledge, a reckoning with all that your will can get you and all that it can leave behind. The combination of genuine wisdom of universal value and a life story that is preposterously entertaining, even astonishing, puts Will the book, like its author, in a category by itself.
I enjoyed reading this book and indeed, Will Smith, is loyal to his family, friends, and his work and goals. The book gets a bit preachy, a bit full of itself, but I could take it with a grain of salt. Will Smith likes Will Smith - hey, he has every right to brag. Even when he's being humble, even when he's at the bottom, he is still Will Smith. It's easy to judge from this chair. I don't know the man and have not lived his life under the microscope of public scrutiny. It can't be easy.
But his memoir is a glimpse into a megastar's life. He's not lazy and he's a man with plans. We'll see how they turn out.
Hi Joanne - thanks for this ... I'm sure sometime I'll pick it up and read through - we can always learn from these people, who pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Good for him - as you say he can be pleased with himself, even as he's humble. Thanks - HilaryReplyDelete
He has a new show with National Geographic and his enthusiasm is infectious as he explores the world. I do have a feeling that he does have an aura of joy - just that bigger than life thing.Delete