This kept growing on me as I kept reading and ended up thinking they very effectively gave me a crash course in another world, one so unlike my own. I don't think one can expect much more from a celebrity autobio. At first, I visually was distracted by the many different quotes and voices that tell the stories; the fonts were confusing, and sometimes I could not keep track of who it was that was giving there side of the story. But I got used to the font switching and started thinking really, what better way is there to rapidly get across a whole little world than giving the same event told by many different players. Very nice. And then I also started realizing something amazing. I have no idea if this was an intentional feature of Jon Provost or his writer wife, or "somehow" this emerged, but at first Jon Provost seems to narrate events almost the way he seems to have lived his early life - he just went through one thing after another - not much reaction, just did the thing, then moved on, did the next thing, and so on and on and on. that's how the book narrates as well! But then all of sudden, there's a change of tone in the book, and he's reacting more- saying more what he likes, does'nt like about what others have said, his goals - and it corresponds to the point in his life where he started doing more for himself rather than just going with the flow. I think this was amazing. Maybe its just a natural reflection, but has a nice literary affect. Also succeeds in conveying without really trying why people liked him so much- seemed to be non-judgmental when talking to people, no strong reactions conveyed etc- just went along with stuff, so that usually is appealing to people.
Stylistically, at least the type was super black high contrast with the white, so that made it easy to read and forgive the fonts and picture issues and placements was not thrilled with. That brings me to the pictures. I would rather have just 10 full sized pictures than all those mini pics. They were too hard to see. For a while I was even using a flashlight, but was largely hopeless, especially those group shots with more than 2 people (or dogs) in a photo.
But enjoyed this and learned a lot and well written . Thanks Jon Provost and wife if you ever read these things.
- Hardcover: 328 pages
- Publisher: Cumberland House Publishing (1 November 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1581826192
- ISBN-13: 978-1581826197
- Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.8 x 23.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 771 g
- Customer Reviews: 46 customer ratings