Coverart for item
The Resource Robin, by Dave Itzkoff

Robin, by Dave Itzkoff

Label
Robin
Title
Robin
Statement of responsibility
by Dave Itzkoff
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams - a compelling portrait of one of America's most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapidfire stand up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork& Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations- all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams's comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions andself-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in Good Will Hunting he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression - topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews - and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research,Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives. "--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.W473
LC item number
I89 2018b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
Label
Robin, by Dave Itzkoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0022500951
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
909 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432853679
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2018015072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Robin, by Dave Itzkoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BK0022500951
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
909 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432853679
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2018015072
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

Library Locations

    • Sidney Memorial Public LibraryBorrow it
      8 River St., Sidney, NY, 13838, US
      42.31598 -75.39325
Processing Feedback ...