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An unauthorised biography about John Candy. Legendary comedic actor, John Candy, is often described as one of the sweetest men in Hollywood. Police Academy legend, Tim Kazurinksy, once said that “John wasn’t just a one in a million guy - he was a one in a hundred million guy”. Incredibly talented, full of heart and extraordinarily hard working, with over forty movies un An unauthorised biography about John Candy. Legendary comedic actor, John Candy, is often described as one of the sweetest men in Hollywood. Police Academy legend, Tim Kazurinksy, once said that “John wasn’t just a one in a million guy - he was a one in a hundred million guy”. Incredibly talented, full of heart and extraordinarily hard working, with over forty movies under his belt, Candy was a screen icon during the 80s and early 90s. His starring roles in Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings, Spaceballs and Planes, Trains and Automobiles are testament to a rare and much loved talent. Candy could make you laugh and cry on the turn of a dime. Searching for Candy is an extensive overview of his career. The book reveals his early years growing up in post-war Toronto, his breakthrough as part of the legendary Second City comedy group, Candy’s wonderful movie career and his stint as a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts Gridiron Team, right through to his tragic passing in 1994. The book features first-hand original interviews with over 70 of Candy’s colleagues and friends, some speaking on record for the first time. Stars interviewed include Mel Brooks, Mariel Hemingway, Carl Reiner, Dave Thomas, Juul Haalmeyer, Valri Bromfield and others, building a vibrant and authentic portrait of the much-missed actor, comedian and humanist.


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An unauthorised biography about John Candy. Legendary comedic actor, John Candy, is often described as one of the sweetest men in Hollywood. Police Academy legend, Tim Kazurinksy, once said that “John wasn’t just a one in a million guy - he was a one in a hundred million guy”. Incredibly talented, full of heart and extraordinarily hard working, with over forty movies un An unauthorised biography about John Candy. Legendary comedic actor, John Candy, is often described as one of the sweetest men in Hollywood. Police Academy legend, Tim Kazurinksy, once said that “John wasn’t just a one in a million guy - he was a one in a hundred million guy”. Incredibly talented, full of heart and extraordinarily hard working, with over forty movies under his belt, Candy was a screen icon during the 80s and early 90s. His starring roles in Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings, Spaceballs and Planes, Trains and Automobiles are testament to a rare and much loved talent. Candy could make you laugh and cry on the turn of a dime. Searching for Candy is an extensive overview of his career. The book reveals his early years growing up in post-war Toronto, his breakthrough as part of the legendary Second City comedy group, Candy’s wonderful movie career and his stint as a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts Gridiron Team, right through to his tragic passing in 1994. The book features first-hand original interviews with over 70 of Candy’s colleagues and friends, some speaking on record for the first time. Stars interviewed include Mel Brooks, Mariel Hemingway, Carl Reiner, Dave Thomas, Juul Haalmeyer, Valri Bromfield and others, building a vibrant and authentic portrait of the much-missed actor, comedian and humanist.

30 review for Searching for Candy: John Candy: A Biography

  1. 5 out of 5

    Literary Redhead

    This unauthorized biography of the guy often called the sweetest man in Hollywood is as engaging as the actor himself, featuring interviews with more than 70 of his colleagues and friends. Includes an extensive review of his legendary career in comedy and film, from Second City to movies such as Cool Runnings and Spaceballs. It’s a compelling Candy tribute, capturing the charisma of the guy who especially won my heart in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, which my husband and I saw just weeks ago. This unauthorized biography of the guy often called the sweetest man in Hollywood is as engaging as the actor himself, featuring interviews with more than 70 of his colleagues and friends. Includes an extensive review of his legendary career in comedy and film, from Second City to movies such as Cool Runnings and Spaceballs. It’s a compelling Candy tribute, capturing the charisma of the guy who especially won my heart in Planes, Trains and Automobiles, which my husband and I saw just weeks ago. I remarked then how magnetic he was on screen, his intelligence and big-heartedness plainly evident. SEARCHING FOR CANDY reveals exactly why, and underscores our great loss with his too-early death at 43. Pub Date 05 Mar 2019. Thanks to the author, Xpresso Book Tours, and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #SearchingForCandyJohnCandyABiography #NetGalley

  2. 4 out of 5

    Tracey Morgan

    I may be biased. 5*

  3. 4 out of 5

    Colin Creed

    When I was a kid, I loved John Candy. I was absolutely enthralled with his movies, especially The Great Outdoors, Brewsters Millions, Splash, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck … Plus the greatest cameo in a movie ever, The Blues Brothers (I still quote him from this movie, even though his role was small, his presence was large ...Orange Whip anyone?). As a teenager, myself and a group of friends went to see Cool Runnings, really expecting, well, not much from a Disney Movie about some Ja When I was a kid, I loved John Candy. I was absolutely enthralled with his movies, especially The Great Outdoors, Brewsters Millions, Splash, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Uncle Buck … Plus the greatest cameo in a movie ever, The Blues Brothers (I still quote him from this movie, even though his role was small, his presence was large ...Orange Whip anyone?). As a teenager, myself and a group of friends went to see Cool Runnings, really expecting, well, not much from a Disney Movie about some Jamaican bobsledders. But emerged into the sunlight quoting and laughing at the movie, John could do this to people. When he died, i was of course really saddened by this. His life on screen had been such a large part of my childhood. But it coincided with me growing up and in a way kind of forgetting about John for many years. Thankfully, picking up Searching for Candy has reignited by love not only for John Candy's movies, but for the man himself. First of all, I must say how incredibly well researched this book is. I counted myself as a pretty big fan of John, but i knew pretty much nothing about what is in this book. About his life, the people who knew him well and the background to the films he was making. The book starts even before he is born and goes through his youth and his early days as an actor / comedian and gives a real sense on what made John the man he became. As you move through the book, the author gives a great narrative on the emergence of John's success, and his utter enthusiasm for what he was doing. The interviews and anecdotes from people who knew John well and people who even just had chance meetings with him really take you to that time and place. I sat with a bit grin on my face at the stories about John's kindness and genuine enthusiasm for what other people were doing and how he could help them to be happy, comfortable in his presence. As the book progresses, the descriptions of Johns movies and anecdotes from the people who he worked with on the movies come thick and fast. His success is tangible, the fact that he himself changed not one bit, he still was the loveable, kind man that he had always been (as witnessed through the interviews from people who were present, some you will definitely know, some from people who you wont, all of whom have fantastic stories about John). Searching for Candy is a well balanced book in this way, it doesn't concentrate on one great part of Johns life. It's a really great life / career overview without being a book that just skims the surface. Interviews with stars such as Mel Brookes are entwined interviews friends and from people who only knew him briefly, who have one solid gold anecdote about the great man. But what a meeting it was! It gives the impression that every minute of John's life was a pleasure, at least for the people around him, he made no secret of his inner demons but that never stopped him from being someone who people loved in every way. I really enjoyed this book. Every page oozes with love from the author, from John's friends, from random strangers who knew John briefly. And in a world where most biographies and autobiographies are sensationalist, that lets face it, often tell some lies or embellish on things to sell books, Searching for Candy is an refreshing change. It's an honest account of a genuinely nice man, who just happened to be a really funny, incredibly talented world famous actor. I forgot about John for many years. This book has made me dig out all of his old movies and even grab hold of some that I have never even seen. Big thanks to the author for lighting the way back to John. If you'd like to learn more about a Hollywood legend who seems to be pretty unappreciated these days, then this is the book for you. Highly recommended.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Susan Van

    Candy bio This is the first Candy bio I've read, and by that token, I learned a lot. That said, I have to comment on the writing. I didn't catch any misspelled words, but oh, the run-on sentences! The author states at the beginning of the book that she isn't really a writer. My goodness, that is quite an understatement. An editor would have certainly fixed those problems easily. I did enjoy the book and am pleased that the author shared all the info she worked so hard to glean. Thanks for the mem Candy bio This is the first Candy bio I've read, and by that token, I learned a lot. That said, I have to comment on the writing. I didn't catch any misspelled words, but oh, the run-on sentences! The author states at the beginning of the book that she isn't really a writer. My goodness, that is quite an understatement. An editor would have certainly fixed those problems easily. I did enjoy the book and am pleased that the author shared all the info she worked so hard to glean. Thanks for the memories...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Terry

    This biography reads like a 7th grade book report. It's rife with grammatical errors and makes me wonder whether English is the authors first language. A very awkward cadence that I was never able to get in step with. The list of people that declined to be interviewed for this book (including Candy's family) is impressive. In fact, the only SCTV cast member to contribute was Dave Thomas. Overall, a very shallow examination of a talent who deserves better. This biography reads like a 7th grade book report. It's rife with grammatical errors and makes me wonder whether English is the authors first language. A very awkward cadence that I was never able to get in step with. The list of people that declined to be interviewed for this book (including Candy's family) is impressive. In fact, the only SCTV cast member to contribute was Dave Thomas. Overall, a very shallow examination of a talent who deserves better.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Tara

    Great topic, terrible writing

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nathan

    3.75 stars, but rounded to 4. A heartfelt tribute to a legend. Jordan amasses an impressive slew of people who interacted with Candy throughout his life, and the many anecdotes generate a sweeter story than what an everyday biography would otherwise provide. As is likely the author’s goal, it’s apparent that the man only became a more charitable and lovable human as time went by. So many of these celebrity stories really bring out the duality of man; he sure seems to have been an exception to th 3.75 stars, but rounded to 4. A heartfelt tribute to a legend. Jordan amasses an impressive slew of people who interacted with Candy throughout his life, and the many anecdotes generate a sweeter story than what an everyday biography would otherwise provide. As is likely the author’s goal, it’s apparent that the man only became a more charitable and lovable human as time went by. So many of these celebrity stories really bring out the duality of man; he sure seems to have been an exception to that. Jordan’s admiration and love is infectious—her prose isn’t going to knock your socks off, but this work has a grassroots/big-hearted aspect to it that makes it a speedy (as well as stupendously informative) read. In terms of drawbacks, I have to assume that the version I read is some sort of draft, so certainly some of the editorial passes were still to come, which really leaves only one thing, and it’s a pet peeve in these books: I’m cool with the authors having their own feelings about films, but I’ve yet to see their opinions spruce up or improve their work. Mini-film reviews don’t really do anything but (a) turn off a reader to experiencing a certain film (and, if you’re writing a book in tribute, don’t you want the person do dive into that filmography as much as possible?) and/or (b) stop the book dead in its tracks. Ultimately, though, it’s up to the author, so whatever. I’d just include a chapter (or a section at the end of each chapter) with personal notes/thoughts on the movies. That Ken Tipton story she includes is worth reading the whole book for. It will gut you. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the advance review.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Janet Flora Corso

    Perfect for fans This is a fan written biography, a true tribute and a great read for all fans, old and new. The author researched well, made so many good connections with friends and coworkers of Candy, and relates the story with admiration. The conversational style honestly reads easily, while it is not necessarily excellent, and there are some editing issues (not referring to the difference between British and American English- that's not an issue). To me it makes it better because I am a big Perfect for fans This is a fan written biography, a true tribute and a great read for all fans, old and new. The author researched well, made so many good connections with friends and coworkers of Candy, and relates the story with admiration. The conversational style honestly reads easily, while it is not necessarily excellent, and there are some editing issues (not referring to the difference between British and American English- that's not an issue). To me it makes it better because I am a big fan too, from the same generation, and I can relate to her reactions and opinions. I was impressed by how many stars and pros shared memories and anecdotes. But not surprised that so many people wanted to talk about him, how much he helped and entertained everyone. The main message is what a good, sincere man he was, a family guy who just loved his job and making people laugh. He was a star, really talented and we all lost a chance to see him grow even more. I am ready for a great movie marathon after this! Of course, I have old favorites but was also reminded of some classics that I need to revisit. Thank you for this great tribute, from a fan!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Martin Rea

    Fantastic read about a fantastic man!! Really enjoyed it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Sorrento

    As someone who has loved John Candy since childhood, I didn't know that it was possible to love him even more, but this book proved me wrong. In 'Searching for Candy', Tracey, using beautiful and illustrative language and vignettes, has highlighted so many wonderful things about John and showered him in heaps of love, which he is very deserving of. I hope that so many more people will pick up this book and come to know what a beautiful soul John Candy is. As someone who has loved John Candy since childhood, I didn't know that it was possible to love him even more, but this book proved me wrong. In 'Searching for Candy', Tracey, using beautiful and illustrative language and vignettes, has highlighted so many wonderful things about John and showered him in heaps of love, which he is very deserving of. I hope that so many more people will pick up this book and come to know what a beautiful soul John Candy is.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Yvette Cherry

    A beautiful trip down memory lane. This book prompted me to go and watch all the movies John Candy made in his lifetime. I spent countless hours watching SCTV footage and going down rabbit trails watching all of John's former co-stars in roles that they have played. This book was beyond just reading entertainment for me, it prompted months of fun reminiscing. A beautiful trip down memory lane. This book prompted me to go and watch all the movies John Candy made in his lifetime. I spent countless hours watching SCTV footage and going down rabbit trails watching all of John's former co-stars in roles that they have played. This book was beyond just reading entertainment for me, it prompted months of fun reminiscing.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mary schoultz

    Special Biography I felt this biography added a very real look at John Candy's life. He is one of my favorite actors and now after reading this book, he is one of my favorite people. Special Biography I felt this biography added a very real look at John Candy's life. He is one of my favorite actors and now after reading this book, he is one of my favorite people.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Phil Altimas

    i love john candy, i first saw him in Uncle Buck and have since tried to watch all the movies. hes a huge larger than life guy and this boom cements that. its well written with some great interviews and story's its a must read for any candy fans i love john candy, i first saw him in Uncle Buck and have since tried to watch all the movies. hes a huge larger than life guy and this boom cements that. its well written with some great interviews and story's its a must read for any candy fans

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elle Howells

    I’m a big fan of John Candy, love so many of his films. This book made me love him even more.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    A masterful telling of the life of an amazing man. I can heartily recommend it to fans of John, and those new to his legacy. 5*

  16. 4 out of 5

    Stevey Andrew

    Great read, fascinating. Well written.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Wellstead

    A lovely trip through John Candy’s life written in a beautifully informal style that reflects the manner of the man it describes. Thank you Tracey for sharing your life’s work with us all

  18. 4 out of 5

    Nora

    I enjoyed this book greatly It was written with love and affection for an amazing man and actor.

  19. 4 out of 5

    James Lewsey

    A beautiful, heartfelt book. Informative , enjoyable and a must-read for anyone who loves the great man that was John Candy.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Stephen Chase

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Best part of this book includes his filmography!!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Linda G. Rickert

    Comedy Royalty Learned things about this comedy actor that I never knew before. He was a kind gentle giant who was gone too soon

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nathan Mayer

    John Candy was the first celebrity death I remember, and was most certainly the first one that affected me. Growing up as an only child with parents that couldn't very often afford a babysitter, TV was my babysitter and I watched pretty much nothing but comedies and horror movies. I was 10 when John passed, but I had seen every movie of his at that point, most more than once. I was devastated to learn an actor I loved so much had been taken so soon. This, unfortunately, would be repeated in life John Candy was the first celebrity death I remember, and was most certainly the first one that affected me. Growing up as an only child with parents that couldn't very often afford a babysitter, TV was my babysitter and I watched pretty much nothing but comedies and horror movies. I was 10 when John passed, but I had seen every movie of his at that point, most more than once. I was devastated to learn an actor I loved so much had been taken so soon. This, unfortunately, would be repeated in life with the deaths of Chris Farley, John Ritter, Patrick Swayze and Robin Williams, but John Candy was the first. I enjoyed this book, but feel it could have been better written. At first glance I thought it would be anecdotes of the people that knew and worked with and loved John, but it turned out to be more of a glorified IMDb breakdown of his movies, with some little "stories" about him here and there. There was a lot that just didn't connect with me, and that I feel could have been left out. Maybe that's just me though. As of this writing, John has been gone 25 years and I still miss him every time I watch one of his movies. Like the author, he left a lifelong impression upon me and my heart, and while he isn't here anymore, he will always be there on-screen, which is quite comforting. If you're a fan of John Candy like I was/am, you should give this book a read. Just bear with it through certain parts though, as the flow kind of gets muddled at times due to the writer's style.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ghoul Von Horror

    Thanks to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book I loved learning about John Candy. I'm a HUGE fan of him as a person and his work, as though you could separate the two. While I loved all the little things the book taught me there was just too much wrong with the book to overlook. I didn't like the way the book was written. It didn't pace together the way a book should. It left so much to be desired. At times I would find myself trying to understand what the author was trying to tell me. Beca Thanks to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book I loved learning about John Candy. I'm a HUGE fan of him as a person and his work, as though you could separate the two. While I loved all the little things the book taught me there was just too much wrong with the book to overlook. I didn't like the way the book was written. It didn't pace together the way a book should. It left so much to be desired. At times I would find myself trying to understand what the author was trying to tell me. Because it was written from a Brittish author it made it hard to know what she was talking about. Money was written in pounds and there was a lot of Brittish slang so it made it hard to know what was being written. A lot of the times the author would be referencing someone but you'd have no idea who was saying what or where their part of the conversation ended. It would just jump from one person talking to her talking, and back to the other person talking all within the same paragraph, which made it confusing to follow what was being said. I loved hearing what people had to say but it would have been nice knowing who said what and what the author thought, without the two of them overlapping each other at times. Overall an okay book.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Joseph McCormick

    A three star read. Overall, it was fine, the Author is competent and it’s a nice book, and the subject is obviously very dear to their heart and this truly comes across, but it does get to the point where it’s repetitively sweet. This isn’t a problem in real life, and I have no doubt that John Candy was a sweet, kind-natured man that everyone spoke so highly of, but it does repeat when everyone says the same, pleasant things again and again. Again, they will all true but it felt like I was readi A three star read. Overall, it was fine, the Author is competent and it’s a nice book, and the subject is obviously very dear to their heart and this truly comes across, but it does get to the point where it’s repetitively sweet. This isn’t a problem in real life, and I have no doubt that John Candy was a sweet, kind-natured man that everyone spoke so highly of, but it does repeat when everyone says the same, pleasant things again and again. Again, they will all true but it felt like I was reading the same personal account again and again which, although nice to read/know, didn’t really make for a thoroughly engaging book. I know this isn’t a book to highlight anything negative, and it must have been a passion project, and the the personal prose is a fine touch, but after a time reading through it makes you race to the end to finish, with each passing person becoming another version of the same story and not really getting into anything. For fans of John Candy it will likely be unnecessary as they will be fully aware of the majority of this book, for those with Kindle Unlimited then it’s a fine, quick read. Overall it’s a a solid three stars, nothing really wrong just feels like the same over and again.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    This is essentially a fan's tribute biography of John Candy. I've always loved John Candy. He was a comedy hero for the big guys. The kind of guy who was able to make you laugh, cry, and laugh again. Most bigger comedians (can we just say fat? I'm fat, I don't mind the term) entertain by making you laugh at them, John Candy always had you laughing with him. That is a rare skill. This book is okay. It reads like a collective fan letter from various friends and co-workers. Many chose not to partici This is essentially a fan's tribute biography of John Candy. I've always loved John Candy. He was a comedy hero for the big guys. The kind of guy who was able to make you laugh, cry, and laugh again. Most bigger comedians (can we just say fat? I'm fat, I don't mind the term) entertain by making you laugh at them, John Candy always had you laughing with him. That is a rare skill. This book is okay. It reads like a collective fan letter from various friends and co-workers. Many chose not to participate, understandable considering the author appears to be something of a novice when it comes to book writing, but those who did shared some wonderful memories. There isn't really any "warts and all" aspect to the book. It shows a man who was not a saint by any means but was by all accounts a pretty good guy. And I believe that. I want to believe it. That's the audience for this book. Fans of John Candy who would like to know more about him without ruining their memories. ***Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a free digital copy of this title in exchange for an honest review

  26. 5 out of 5

    Gloria Mills

    I read this awhile back but am embarrassed to say I didn't think to include this review on Goodreads until now. That being said, Tracey J. Morgan has done a stellar job at looking at and detailing John Candy's life! I have been a fan of SCTV and John Candy for decades, literally, and had the privilege of watching the first run of SCTV. Relatively speaking, living close to where John grew up and lived as a youngster allowed me to lay claim to 'hometown boy makes good' bragging rights. I followed I read this awhile back but am embarrassed to say I didn't think to include this review on Goodreads until now. That being said, Tracey J. Morgan has done a stellar job at looking at and detailing John Candy's life! I have been a fan of SCTV and John Candy for decades, literally, and had the privilege of watching the first run of SCTV. Relatively speaking, living close to where John grew up and lived as a youngster allowed me to lay claim to 'hometown boy makes good' bragging rights. I followed his career from start to sad finish, and was intrigued and interested to read about personal stories from many, many interviews that Tracey conducted in researching her book. What resonates throughout is the general consensus from those who knew him that John was a very likeable, very kind and sweet man. If you are a John Candy fan you must read this!! Ten stars out of five!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kristine

    Searching for Candy by Tracey J. Morgan is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early July. Thorough, energetic writing, bevied by direct quotes. Morgan goes into the production of films and shows (i.e. SCTV, Brewster’s Millions, The Great Outdoors, Nothing But Trouble) a bit too deep, a bit too inside story for a looking-in-from-the-outside reader, and gets chronologically mixed up with the addition of fan and friend interviews, but the story redeems itself during Candy's personal moments off-s Searching for Candy by Tracey J. Morgan is a free NetGalley ebook that I read in early July. Thorough, energetic writing, bevied by direct quotes. Morgan goes into the production of films and shows (i.e. SCTV, Brewster’s Millions, The Great Outdoors, Nothing But Trouble) a bit too deep, a bit too inside story for a looking-in-from-the-outside reader, and gets chronologically mixed up with the addition of fan and friend interviews, but the story redeems itself during Candy's personal moments off-screen, like buying a farm, friendships with the makeup & prosthetic guys from Spaceballs, insisting that Maureen O’Hara get a bigger trailer while on the set of Only the Lonely, and working with his hair stylist Colleen Callaghan.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Matthew Pavlichko

    I enjoyed this book very much. However, I would say that I enjoyed it more for my love of Candy rather than it being a great book. There’s nothing wrong with the book, but it reads a little like a fan website; very informal with a lot of personal comments which I could have done without. It was great to read how loyal he was to his wife and how generous he was with other people. At the same time, it was sad to read about how he generous almost to the point of being taken advantage of while being I enjoyed this book very much. However, I would say that I enjoyed it more for my love of Candy rather than it being a great book. There’s nothing wrong with the book, but it reads a little like a fan website; very informal with a lot of personal comments which I could have done without. It was great to read how loyal he was to his wife and how generous he was with other people. At the same time, it was sad to read about how he generous almost to the point of being taken advantage of while being unable to be healthy even with a family history. Well worth the read , as for my money this is the best book you will find about the man.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    Enjoyed my time with it enough. There's some interesting information in the book, a few fun anecdotes, and it's clear the author cares a lot about the subject which is great. However, on the whole it's a bit disappointing, there's too much of the authors own opinion on what must have been happening at certain points, about what John must have been feeling or thinking and none of that sat too well with me. It's certainly well intentioned but it struggled to hook me. Oh and the endless exclamation Enjoyed my time with it enough. There's some interesting information in the book, a few fun anecdotes, and it's clear the author cares a lot about the subject which is great. However, on the whole it's a bit disappointing, there's too much of the authors own opinion on what must have been happening at certain points, about what John must have been feeling or thinking and none of that sat too well with me. It's certainly well intentioned but it struggled to hook me. Oh and the endless exclamation marks, my word.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Laurie

    Heartfelt, but sorely in need of a copy editor You'll read some interesting stories about John Candy as well as be reminded of all of the great roles he has played. But, you'll also have to endure poor sentence structure, bad spelling, and a clear lack of fact checking. These problems make me question the reliability of the author to tell us an accurate story, I'm afraid, so I'd be more interested in reading a biography that pays attention to the details. Heartfelt, but sorely in need of a copy editor You'll read some interesting stories about John Candy as well as be reminded of all of the great roles he has played. But, you'll also have to endure poor sentence structure, bad spelling, and a clear lack of fact checking. These problems make me question the reliability of the author to tell us an accurate story, I'm afraid, so I'd be more interested in reading a biography that pays attention to the details.

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