As I mentioned in my last post I had pre-ordered this one from Amazon and it arrived a little earlier today.
The book is Spencer Tracy: A Biography by James Curtis and while I've barely cracked the spine here's a pretty good reason to pick it up direct from the author on the very first page of his Acknowledgements:
As so much has been written about Spencer Tracy that is either careless, foolish, or downright malicious, there would be no valid reason to spend six years on a biography of him that merely culled the misinformation printed elsewhere. Finding the truth and nuance in a life as maligned as Tracy's wasn't easy, and it would have been impossible without the help of a great many people (xiii).
Curtis then requires 6 pages to thank those who've helped him out and it's an impressive list!
So UPS dropped this on my door earlier today, I thought it'd be neat to do an "Unboxing" video of the new book:
If you can't see the video click here to watch on YouTube.
Off to do some reading, thanks for watching!
Spencer Tracy: A Biography by James Curtis retails for $39.95 but you can currently pick up a copy on Amazon for $25.83.
Update: Raquelle of Out of the Past, who I mention in the above video, was kind enough to embed my video in her post I have a lot of reading to do, which spotlights several other new movie biographies.