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Roxanne Reviews "I'm Your Huckleberry"


Roxanne reviews I’m Your Huckleberry: A Memoir by Val Kilmer.


As a bookseller, I’m sometimes asked for recommendations for the following two gift occasions: books for someone broken hearted or books for someone hospitalized. Rare is a book that fits both of these categories, but indeed, Val Kilmer’s new memoir I’m Your Huckleberry is a sure winner for either situation!


To say that the book is chock full of interesting anecdotes is an understatement. I remember enthusiastically beginning Don Rickles memoir once, all set to learn the behind the scenes comedy stories. Nope. But Val Kilmer, on the other hand, tells really compelling tales from almost every movie he’s ever done.


And even more special, he puts a spiritual spin on these encounters, never cheapening them to gossip level intell. You’ll learn about Marlon Brando, Francie Ford Coppola, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan and Cindy Crawford (to name a few). The passage regarding his experience with Tony Scott, like many chapters, ended with a frisson so intense I had to put the book down and allow the words and emotions to resonate.


Having experienced a life threatening bout with throat cancer and several heart breaks, Val Kilmer truly has appreciated every experience in life and his book is a gorgeous offering of gratitude. Truly the perfect book to uplift the heaviest of hearts.


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