5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute page-turner… By L
This memoir is absolutely brilliant. I loved every moment of it. I laughed, cried and was riveted as I gained insight into Marlon Brando… the man behind the legend. The author instantly engages her audience as she takes us through the journey of a wide-eyed, naïve and vulnerable young woman whose life becomes emotionally entangled with this bigger-than-life movie star. What’s so unique about this book are the astonishing and fascinating accounts into the most intimate musings of a man that few people ever knew. Excellent read!
5.0 out of 5 stars “Marlon Brando: A Memoir” review By Frances Lynn
“Marlon Brando: A Memoir” surpassed my expectations. I wasn’t prepared for the phenomenal impact it had on me. I feel as though I now know Marlon Brando on a personal and emotional level. The writer’s style is open and detailed; the book is effortless to read, yet deeply emotional and profound. And it’s funny! I have to admit some of the stories were hilarious. This memoir is compelling; I just couldn’t put it down once I started reading it. There were many beautiful passages to note, but to me, the dream sequence and its symbolism, stands out as the most spellbinding. It is an amazing piece of writing, and I found it deeply moving.
With the help of the Turner Classic Movie channel, I was re-introduced to the movies of Marlon Brando. As I sat in my living room one Wednesday afternoon, I fell in love all over again as Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) gently picked up the fallen glove of Edie Doyle (Eva Marie Saint) and ever so gently removed the lint from it. The movie was On the Waterfront. I was compelled to know more about Mr. Brando. I knew a little about his acting career and even less of his private life. Knowing what I know now, he’d probably appreciate that. I visited Amazon.ca and discovered a book called: Marlon Brando: A Memoir by Nancy Peardon. I received the 311 page book on April 10th and finished the last page at 8p.m.the following day; needless to say, I was completely intrigued from beginning to end. Ms. Peardon`s account of their relationship shed insight into a man who was extremely complex, vulnerable, funny, isolated, sometimes violent, crude and sexually explosive. Emotionally, I was drawn into Ms. Peardon`s world, and like her, immersed myself into a man who at 52 was still as charismatic as ever. While Brando claims we [didn’t] have souls or spirits, I nevertheless felt like they had a connection like no other; a connection that transcended anything tangible. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a unique perspective of a man so few really knew. It will make you smile, make you sad, captivate you and like me, wish you were in Ms. Peardon`s shoes the day Marlon Brando walked through the door of her father’s dental office. I wish her much success with this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brando, April 2, 2013 By Leslie M (Beverly Hills, CA)
I purchased this book to understand more about the enigmatic and iconic figure who has captivated fans worldwide. Although I am not an avid reader, I found “Marlon Brando: A Memoir” hard to put down. I was mesmerized by the writer’s detailed recollections of the fascinating and enduring relationship she shared with Brando. Ms. Peardon’s insightful expose of the Hollywood megastar, reveals the true man behind the legend. I highly recommend reading this truly engaging memoir.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Look Into Brando’s Private Realm, March 14, 2013 By Mike
I found this book to be a unique and exciting opportunity to be a fly on the wall in the world of one of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities. Rarely do we get a chance to glimpse into the private life of such an interesting and famous man as Marlon Brando. The author’s first-hand dealings with Brando are fascinating and clearly a window into his passion, charisma and allure! The reveal is a riveting ride and an amazing memoir into what made him tick – I found it impossible to put down.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun, interesting read, April 10, 2013 By George H. Giaimo (La Canada, CA USA)
I have worked in Hollywood for the past 25 years, and have met several celebrities. I never had the pleasure of meeting him personally, but after reading this book, I feel I know a little bit about him, and sorry our paths never crossed. The book is a fun, quick read and highly recommend it to anyone.
Marlon Brando a memoir was a delightful read. I have been a fan of Marlon Brando’s for many years. After reading Nancy Peardon’s book I feel as if I was able to spend time with him in an intimate and personal way. From the first night Nancy goes to his home up on Mulholland drive to meet him (a very memorable evening) to her late night conversations with him on the phone exploring his thoughts and visions of the world, and everything in between, this book is a must read for Brando fans and those curious about the man behind the legend. And, as an extra treat, Peardon even reveals the location of Marlins tickle spot. A fun read..