MPL OB/OM, David Itzkoff, Robin



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Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’s comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets SocietyGood Morning, VietnamThe Fisher KingAladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in Good Will Hunting he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent.

Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression – topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews – and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives.

Event date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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50 South Fullerton Ave
Montclair Public Library
Montclair, NJ 07042
Robin Cover Image
$16.20
ISBN: 9781250214812
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - May 14th, 2019

The Sopranos Sessions Cover Image
By Matt Zoller Seitz, Alan Sepinwall, Laura Lippman (Introduction by), David Chase (Other primary creator)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781419734946
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harry N. Abrams - January 8th, 2019