Excellent  Autobiography  -  George Sanders -  Memoirs of a Professional Cad Kindle Edition - Download Free  @ Amazon
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Excellent Autobiography - George Sanders - Memoirs of a Professional Cad Kindle Edition - Download Free @ Amazon

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Found 2nd May 2017
Excellent Book - Just Gone Free Again - Paperback is £11.99
What might we dare to expect from an actor’s autobiography, even one from a star as personable as George Sanders? In the case of Memoirs of A Professional Cad, we possibly get more than we deserve. George Sanders undoubtedly led a colourful, glamorous and even action-packed life, spanning the peak years of Hollywood’s golden age. But the greatest joy of his memoirs is how funny they are, and how penetrating their author’s wit. Endlessly quotable, every chapter shows that the sardonic charm and intelligence he lent to the silver screen were not merely implied.

George’s early childhood was spent in Tsarist Russia, before he was obliged to flee with his family to England on the eve of the Russian Revolution. He survived two English boarding schools before seeking adventure in Chile and Argentina where he sold cigarettes and kept a pet ostrich in his apartment. We can only be grateful that George was eventually asked to leave South America following a duel of honour (very nearly to the death), and was forced to take up acting for a living instead.

Memoirs of A Professional Cad has much to say about Hollywood and the stars George Sanders worked with and befriended, not to mention the irrepressible Tsa Tsa Gabor who became his wife. But at heart it is less a conventional autobiography, and more a Machiavellian guide to life, and the art of living, from a man who knew a thing or two on the subject. So we are invited to share George’s thought-provoking views on women, friendship, the pros and cons of therapy, ageing, possessions, and the necessity of contrasts (Sanders’ maxim: ‘the more extreme the contrast, the fuller the life’).

Previously out of print for many decades, Memoirs of A Professional Cad stands today as one of the classic Hollywood memoirs, from one of its most original, enduring and inimitable stars. This edition also features a new afterword by George Sanders’ niece, Ulla Watson.
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Thanks - I grew up watching George in Hitchcock films, notably Rebecca and Foreign Correspondent so I'll look forward to reading this.
Thanks Boz..
Thanks so much, just getting into Kindle on my tablet and free books are good books.
Look forward to reading this. Thanks Boz!
After writing how tired he was of the whole damned thing he killed himself. ‘the more extreme the contrast, the fuller the life’ ?
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Sidikwo

After writing how tired he was of the whole damned thing he killed … After writing how tired he was of the whole damned thing he killed himself. ‘the more extreme the contrast, the fuller the life’ ?




Yes I know very sad, he clearly was greatly troubled
and also suffered from dementia towards the end of his life.
He left three suicide notes, one which read "Dear World, I am leaving because I am bored.
I feel I have lived long enough.
I am leaving you with your worries in this sweet cesspool. Good luck "


Thankfully the book deals with the happier times in his life



Edited by: "Boz" 2nd May 2017
I still remember him with dread and awe from Village of the Damned which I watched as a seven year old. Alas it was before I saw The Jungle Book which is perhaps not the best viewing order for a child. Will read every line in that magnificent voice of his. Now if you ever find a Ray Milland one...
CharlesCalthrop

I still remember him with dread and awe from Village of the Damned which … I still remember him with dread and awe from Village of the Damned which I watched as a seven year old. Alas it was before I saw The Jungle Book which is perhaps not the best viewing order for a child. Will read every line in that magnificent voice of his. Now if you ever find a Ray Milland one...



​'You're thinking of a brick wall' oO That film creeped me out as a kid too.
£2.99 now
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gizzygoo

£2.99 now




Yes The Post is expired as it was no longer free
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