Book Review: Robin

Robin is a biography about the late, great Robin Williams.  While I enjoyed Robin and his work, I didn’t really know too much about him otherwise.  The book begins with how he grew up and how he always found ways to make his Mom laugh.  Robin ended up lonely because his Mom would often travel with his father, leaving Robin alone.  He was always very modest and didn’t believe that he was worthy of the fame.

It talked about his early days in comedy and how he wouldn’t stay on the stage with the mic, he would sometimes go out in to the crowd and was able to project his voice enough to let the audience hear him and keep their attention.

There are chapters devoted to some of his more successful and major movie roles as well as details of some of the awards he won – and how in 2005 he won an award and essentially announced that he was drinking again.

At the end of the book is a selected variety of the movies and other works he performed in as well as some of the awards he won.  Simply an amazing mind gone far too soon.

I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated. This book was released May 15, 2018 from Henry Holt & Company.

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