When I was little, I thought Stevie Nicks, Carrie Fisher, and Princess Leia were two people. Related Carrie Fisher: This article by Courtney Enlow is a hard read but I’ve never heard family addiction described in a more accurate way.
I’m about 85% through Bryan Cranston’s A Life in Parts (read by Bryan Cranston). I do not love this book. I would have stopped listening already but laziness and wanting to hear his take on the “Breaking Bad years” have kept me in it. He has a nice reading voice, and I don’t mind the company on my walk into work in the mornings. But most of this memoir reads like bullet points written by a friend of a friend. His internalized greatness as an actor is center stage. Rarely is any other “part” really examined to its root, exposing the why of this human… save for one story where he admits he came close to murdering an ex- girlfriend. Again, I’m not a fan. One thing he says a couple times that I do like and will take away from all this listening is, “You can’t fake letting go.” It’s a profound, timely reminder for me. He, of course, means it in terms of acting.