A Twist of Lemmon: A Tribute to My Father

A Twist of Lemmon A Tribute to My Father Jack Lemmon was one of our most beloved movie stars A two time Academy Award winner he appeared in dozens of memorable films including such classics as Some Like It Hot Mister Roberts The Odd Coup
  • Title: A Twist of Lemmon: A Tribute to My Father
  • Author: Christopher Lemmon
  • ISBN: 9781565124806
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Twist of Lemmon: A Tribute to My Father
    Jack Lemmon was one of our most beloved movie stars A two time Academy Award winner, he appeared in dozens of memorable films, including such classics as Some Like It Hot, Mister Roberts, The Odd Couple, Grumpy Old Men, Missing, The Apartment, and The China Syndrome On screen, he came across as a kind of everyman audiences loved him because they felt they knew him, becJack Lemmon was one of our most beloved movie stars A two time Academy Award winner, he appeared in dozens of memorable films, including such classics as Some Like It Hot, Mister Roberts, The Odd Couple, Grumpy Old Men, Missing, The Apartment, and The China Syndrome On screen, he came across as a kind of everyman audiences loved him because they felt they knew him, because he was on of them In A Twist of Lemmon, Chris Lemmon shares family tales, intimate father son conversations, and anecdotes from and about his dad The result is a vivid and enchanting portrait of a less than perfect father who in some ways assumed a greater reality for his fans than he did for his son Chris writes about the difficulty of growing up in a broken home, the treasured time spent with his father, and the friendship that evolved as they came to share their passions for both music and golf This very personal portrait provides new insight into a man who charmed millions with his rascal s smile and his very human vulnerability When Jack Lemmon died in 2001, the world lost one of its favorite actors, but Chris Lemmon lost the man he had admired above all others A Twist of Lemmon is his warm and moving and often very funny celebration of his larger than life father Joining Chris in his tribute are a number of the people who worked with Jack Lemmon over thy years, including actor Kevin Spacey In his foreword, Spacey writes, He was a credit to his profession because he was a man whose humanity was bigger than his talent And when you think for a moment about the size and depth of that talent, then you begin to understand how seriously he took his role as a human being In this first book of its kind written about Jack Lemmon, that human being comes fully alive as an actor, a father, and a best friend It is a heartwarming and discerning look at a true American legend.
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  • This was a very enjoyable read about one of my favorite actors of all time, Jack Lemmon, by his son Chris This book is for men s men golf, fishing, alcoholism, chasing women, craving one s father s approval, etc It s full of funny anecdotes and a father son theme that I confess was somewhat lost on me at times.One criticism I have is the overuse of the name Lemmon Lilac Lemmon, Lemmon Legacy, etc which oddly disenfranchises the female family members, even though it was clear that his father Jack [...]


  • As I get older, I am enjoying reading the stories about the lives of our great celebrities This book, written by Chris Lemmon, tells the story of growing up with his dad, the famous Jack Lemmon Chapter after chapter reveals a side of Jack Lemmon we may never have seen, but witnessed through the eyes of his son.A great story on a Hollywood dad who did good.


  • This is a terrific book Not so much a dictation on the legendary actor s life although there are some good anecdotes but rather a rare glimpse through the eyes of a Hollywood actor s son It digs deep into the relationship both good and bad between the famous Jack Lemmon and his son, Chris There s even a couple tearjerking moments, as well as some solid laughs.


  • Thought it would be all about Jack Lemmon s life It turns out to be a biography about his son s life with Jack mixed in.


  • Exactly what the title proclaimsa tribute from son to father Some of the stories were enlightening, but the book left me wanting to read an impartial biography of the Hollywood legend.


  • Too sad I loved the stories in between the minute by minute account of jack dying That wasn t him the stories were him.


  • There is no option for 3 1 2 stars on here, but that is accurately what I d rate this book At times the sentimentality gets a little over the top the author lays it on thick with constant talk of the Lemmon Legacy but the anecdotes of life with Jack Lemmon as his dad are absolutely wonderful Through countless stories, Chris Lemmon creates a vivid picture of his dad as a warm, kind, funny, imperfect, and very human individual He paints a picture of a life well lived and the moments he and his da [...]



  • Chris Lemmon did a good job of reviewing his father s life and films as well as Chris own relation to his father Chris parents were divorced and Jack had a second family that was a priority, but the camping trips in Chris teens and later the joint interest in golf helped build the relationship Kevin Spacey said of Jack Lemmon His humility was bigger than his talents Too much drinking and estrangements and rough language for me to be a great Jack Lemmon fan Gotta admire the forgiving attitude of [...]


  • As a big admirer of Jack Lemmon, I was very happy to read about his life from the perspective of his son, who is also a musician and also a big admirer of Jack Lemmon I enjoyed the read and found myself sorry that I had never met the man because he seemed to be one of those talented, complete individuals who lived his life fully I was also very happy to learn about the work that he did Nicely done.


  • I like to read these kind of books written by the person or a family member ,kinda a brief glimpse into the private lives of the stars we have come to love If you are a fan of Jack Lemmon and his work ,you will have a good ride for sure Once you start this book ,you won t stop until a few hours have passed and you are staring at the back cover wondering why it had to end so soon Thank you Chris Lemmon for letting me feel a little closer to your father ,he was one of the best


  • A very nostalgic piece written through memories of Jack Lemmon through the eyes of his son, Chris Filled with quite hilarious anecdotes the one about Jack walking along a trail back to camp while fishing in Alaska and unknowingly having a conversation with some baby bears stands out makes this book like an afternoon reminiscing with the Lemmon men and a very enjoyable read.


  • I can t resist a Jack Lemmon movie This book is loveingly written by Jack s son Chris, honest, heartfelt and not always complementary, a tribute to an extrordinary icon Each character he played was a piece of Jack Lemmon, his smile was his signature Now that s a touch of terrific, Jack Lemmon I love this guy


  • A wonderfully touching memoir told by Jack Lemmon s son Chris Fortunately, it s not one of the typical I hate my celebrity parent stories but rather a collection of happy memories spent with his dad during his youth and as an adult.


  • I read this years ago when the author, came to my hometown to promote the book and give a talk I had gone to boarding school with him years ago and was interested in his life growing up with his father A good read.


  • I love Jack Lemmon s movies, so this memoir by his son sounded interesting a bargain book from BN A quick read and very well done by Chris Lemmon Not a full blown biography, but what it says in the sub title a tribute.




  • This book had a lot of sad and touching moments in it, as well as quite a few laugh out loud funny stories All in all, it is exactly what the title says a tribute to Jack Lemmon.


  • This was an enjoyable book written by Jack Lemmon s son It was humorous, entertaining, and included some sad times too Jack Lemmon was one of those nice guys that was genuinely funny.





  • I love Jack Lemmon This was an interesting walk down memory lane with Christopher, but I wanted about Jack s life pre Chris and about his acting life.


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