Robin Williams: When the Laughter Stops 1951 - 2014 by Emily Herbert

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At midday on August 11, 2014, much-loved comedian Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. From Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, and Aladdin to Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society, Robin Williams brought laughter—and deep joy—to a generation. He was sparklingly funny, a lightning-fast improviser, and a wonderful comic. But what touched millions of people was the warmth and compassion he exuded. The deeply tragic manner in which he took his own life has come as a shock to the world and caused people to wonder about the desperately troubled life behind the laughter he gave to millions. With Twitter igniting from record volumes of tributes to the much-loved actor, the death of Robin Williams has caused a public outpouring of grief not seen since the passing of Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston. Emily Herbert’s sensitive and thoughtful biography celebrates his genius, and attempts to understand what could have driven such a warm and gifted man to take his own life.

Title : Robin Williams: When the Laughter Stops 1951 - 2014
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ISBN : 1784183008
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 244 pages


Jacinta rated it ★☆☆☆☆

January 03, 2015

Just terrible. A whole chapter of Twitter comments on Robins death? The synopsis of the Mork & Mindy series....what a waste. This book was so superficial that it's just not worth reading. Think I would have got more about robin Williams by reading Wikipedia!

Josh rated it ★★★☆☆

November 19, 2014

Film critique quotes and testimonials aside, ROBIN WILLIAMS: WHEN THE LAUGHTER STOPS is a deeply moving read about a man who brought happiness to millions yet despite this penchant for comedy couldn’t bring happiness to himself. Repetitive at times, but then again isn’t life at certain stages? Thi...

Brandon rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 21, 2015

An actual sentence from this book: "He came to believe, however, that, in actual fact, the two went hand in hand." I'm surprised I finished it. It really seems as if Emily Herbert hacked together a bunch of Wikipedia entries and old movie reviews, topping the whole thing off with repetitious and u...

Anh Nguyen rated it ★☆☆☆☆

May 11, 2015

went through 1/5 of the book and I could give this 1 star (even though I believe no book deserves less than 3 stars). But this is a complication of quotes, articles, rumours and assumptions of what this great man went through. There's no actual interview or direct source. why did i buy this...

Aaryk rated it ★★★☆☆

May 01, 2015

It was an entertaining read but I strongly disagree with the Author's comments about certain films, which were often simple off-hand comment without any reasoning to explain it. It seemed if a film was famed it was praised, but if it was small and little-known it was considered a low-point marker...

Renato rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 25, 2015

The rating system for GoodReads is unable to capture my disdain for this book. If you can rate a book at 5/5 (100%), you should also be able to rate a book at 0%. I had picked up this book sight-unseen after my grandfather had recently passed away (I had this weird need state to read about death)....

Courtney rated it ★★★☆☆

November 10, 2014

This book read like a 243 page long essay. It was dripping with quotes and small anecdotes from critics who critiqued his films at the time when they came out. I don't care what they had to say about him in his forty year long career, I want to know more about him. This was basically a film stude...

Anna rated it ★★☆☆☆

February 14, 2015

I wanted to read of Robin's life because I was deeply affected by his death. This book didn't satisfy me as the knowledge of Robin was taken from interviews or videos or news reports. Anyone could have written this version of Bio.It had no warmth. There was much repetition which encouraged me to...

Rebecca rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 08, 2015

It's sad to see the way this book dealt with its topic, just depressing. Instead of talking about Williams' personality, his family and what made him such a good comedian, the book is filled with repetitive Twitter posts, mostly in the form of lazily-written text acronyms and hypocrisy from socia...

Lynne rated it ★★★☆☆

February 04, 2016

I considered giving this book only two stars. However, it held my interest, so I decided on three. Although the fact that my interest was held probably has more to do with the subject matter than the brilliance of the writing.It's hard to be impressed by a biography which, if I remember correctl...

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