Paul Newman left his mark on the planet in countless ways. He was a man’s man of an actor, a national championship winning race car driver, and an incredibly generous philanthropist. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in a variety of capacities including bomber turret gunner, and the father of three kids. Despite all of these impressive roles in life though, he always remained the close friend of writer A.E. Hotcher.
After he died in 2008, Hotcher felt compelled to tell Paul’s story in a way that would showcase the real man behind the legend. Written as a series of episodes from their friendship, this personal account of Newman reveals insights found no where else in his legacy. For example, right up until shooting started, Paul thought he was playing the role of Sundance in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He also turned down a role in Jaws and apparently lived his life as an insatiable practical joker. So, if you’d like to understand more about this American icon than ever before, pick up a copy and start reading about the enormous shoes the world has left to fill in his absence.
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