Things I’ve Said, But Probably Shouldn’t Have: An Unrepentant Memoir

Even if you don’t immediately recognize the name, you’d recognize the face.  Oscar-nominee, Bruce Dern, has appeared in over 100 movies alongside everyone from John Wayne to Charlize Theron, usually playing characters who are crazy, scary, or, more often than not, a combination of the two.

With the help of a couple of writers (he says he failed high school typing class), Bruce Dern dictated his new book, Things I’ve Said, But Probably Shouldn’t Have: An Unrepentant Memoir.  You will recognize a lot of the people mentioned – Robin Williams, Jack Nicholson, Mickey Rooney, the list goes on.

I haven’t read the book yet, but from what I’ve heard, it reads more like a casual conversation than a structured manuscript.

Some people have been critical of this, but I tend to enjoy biographies that come straight from the heart, or shoot straight from the hip, rather than being bogged down by an attempt to be something they’re not.  I prefer to see something written more like an interesting diary than some lame and failed attempt at pretentious literature. 

To read an interview with Dern, see this article in the North County Times.  To buy the book or read customer reviews, go to

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