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Becoming Superman : my journey from poverty to Hollywood : with stops along the way at murder, madness, mayhem, movie stars, cults, slums, sociopaths, and war crimes / J. Michael Straczynski ; introduction by Neil Gaiman.

By: Straczynski, J. Michael, 1954- [author.].
Contributor(s): Gaiman, Neil [author of introduction, etc.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Harper Voyager, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]Copyright date: �2019Edition: First edition.Description: xiii, 460 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0062857843; 9780062857842.Subject(s): Straczynski, J. Michael, 1954- | Screenwriters -- United States -- Biography | Comic books, strips, etc -- Authorship | Comic books, strips, etc. -- Authorship | Screenwriters | United StatesGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Autobiographies.DDC classification: 813/.54 | B
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 We Were Told -- ch. 2 Strange Relations -- ch. 3 Faster Than a Speeding Bullet -- ch. 4 Death as a Lifestyle -- ch. 5 Pigeon Dinner with a Slice of Watermelon -- ch. 6 The First One's Always Free -- ch. 7 The Face Behind the Mask -- ch. 8 The Wind Took Away His Name -- ch. 9 Being Invisible -- ch. 10 Targets of Opportunity -- ch. 11 Patricide by Proxy -- ch. 12 Discovering Words, Worlds, and Estrogen -- ch. 13 The God Thing -- ch. 14 The Weed of Evil Bears Strange Fruit -- ch. 15 The God Thing, Redux -- ch. 16 Blood in the Street -- ch. 17 When the Light at the End of the Tunnel Isn't a Train (For a Change) -- ch. 18 The Big Con -- ch. 19 God, Death, and Harlan Ellison -- ch. 20 An Unexpected Journey to Toon-Town -- ch. 21 Who Ya Gonna Call? -- ch. 22 Captain, My Captain -- ch. 23 Into the Zone -- ch. 24 Blowing Up the World -- ch. 25 Things I Learned Dancing with the Fatman -- ch. 26 Paging Jessica Fletcher -- ch. 27 Boarding Babylon
Note continued: ch. 28 The Christmas Ambush -- ch. 29 Swingin' with Spider-Man -- ch. 30 Lost in the Tall Grass with Jeremiah -- ch. 31 What Was I Thinking? -- ch. 32 Being Superman -- ch. 33 The Truth Unearthed -- ch. 34 Selah.
Summary: The acclaimed writer behind "Babylon 5," "Sense 8," Clint Eastwood's "Changeling," and Marvel's "Thor" reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family.
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Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 We Were Told -- ch. 2 Strange Relations -- ch. 3 Faster Than a Speeding Bullet -- ch. 4 Death as a Lifestyle -- ch. 5 Pigeon Dinner with a Slice of Watermelon -- ch. 6 The First One's Always Free -- ch. 7 The Face Behind the Mask -- ch. 8 The Wind Took Away His Name -- ch. 9 Being Invisible -- ch. 10 Targets of Opportunity -- ch. 11 Patricide by Proxy -- ch. 12 Discovering Words, Worlds, and Estrogen -- ch. 13 The God Thing -- ch. 14 The Weed of Evil Bears Strange Fruit -- ch. 15 The God Thing, Redux -- ch. 16 Blood in the Street -- ch. 17 When the Light at the End of the Tunnel Isn't a Train (For a Change) -- ch. 18 The Big Con -- ch. 19 God, Death, and Harlan Ellison -- ch. 20 An Unexpected Journey to Toon-Town -- ch. 21 Who Ya Gonna Call? -- ch. 22 Captain, My Captain -- ch. 23 Into the Zone -- ch. 24 Blowing Up the World -- ch. 25 Things I Learned Dancing with the Fatman -- ch. 26 Paging Jessica Fletcher -- ch. 27 Boarding Babylon

Note continued: ch. 28 The Christmas Ambush -- ch. 29 Swingin' with Spider-Man -- ch. 30 Lost in the Tall Grass with Jeremiah -- ch. 31 What Was I Thinking? -- ch. 32 Being Superman -- ch. 33 The Truth Unearthed -- ch. 34 Selah.

The acclaimed writer behind "Babylon 5," "Sense 8," Clint Eastwood's "Changeling," and Marvel's "Thor" reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family.

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