GLENDALE, CA – Visit the Downtown Central Library for a great opportunity to hear actor Bryan Cranston in conversation about his memoir, A Life in Parts, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The Downtown Glendale Central Library is located at 222 East Harvard Street, Glendale CA 91205.
A Life In Parts, Bryan Cranston’s riveting New York Times bestselling memoir traces his zigzag journey from his chaotic childhood to mega stardom by vividly revisiting the many parts he’s played, on camera (astronaut, dentist, detective, candy bar spokesperson, President of the United States, etc.) and off (paperboy, farmhand, security guard, dating consultant, murder suspect, dock loader, son, brother, lover, husband, father).
PLEASE NOTE: Downtown Central Library will close at 5:30 pm, and reopen at 6:00 pm for this special event. Mr. Cranston will ONLY sign copies of A LIFE IN PARTS. No memorabilia, no posed photographs, no flash photography. Please visit Eventbrite.com (search Friends of the Library Bryan Cranston) to let the Friends of the Library know how many books to bring to the sale for autographs. Donations to the Friends of the Library on August 30 and proceeds from book sales for this event will go to support the 2018 Summer Reading Program. PARKING: Visitors to the Downtown Central Library receive 3 hours FREE parking in the MarketPlace parking structure on Harvard Street with validation at the service desk on the main floor.
With great humor, and much humility, Cranston chronicles his unlikely rise from a soap opera regular, trying to learn the ropes and the politics of show business on the fly, to a recurring spot on Seinfeld, finding himself an indelible part of popular culture. He recalls his run as the well-meaning goofball, Hal, on Malcolm in the Middle, proving to writers and fans that he was willing to do anything, anything, for a laugh, and he gives a bracing account of his challenging run on Broadway as President Lyndon Johnson, pushing himself to the limit as he prepared, physically and mentally, for a tour de force that would win him a Tony, to go along with his four Emmy’s.
Of course, Cranston dives deep into the grittiest, most fascinating details of his greatest role in Breaking Bad, explaining how he searched inward for the personal darkness that would help him create one of the most captivating performances ever captured on screen: Walter White, chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin.