“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:
As You Wish: Tales From the Princess Bride
By Cary Elwes & Joe Layden
Release date: Fall of 2014
Clearly not the cover of the book but with it just being announced, it is somewhat to be expected that it doesn’t have a cover yet. Or a blurb. But come ON!!! Princess Bride is a wonderful movie (and book too) and hearing that Cary is writing a memoir for it just makes me giggle with glee.
In the book, Cary will recall behind-the-scenes memories of the making of the hit through interviews with cast members, including Billy Crystal, Robin Wright, Carol Kane, Christopher Guest, Chris Sarandon and writer William Goldman. Director Rob Reiner is contributing the book’s foreword. I am personally looking forward to read about everyone’s experience working André the Giant, who passed away in his sleep on January 27 1993 at the age of 46 as a result of congestive heart failure.
I can already say that this will be a MUST buy for any Princess Bride fans, I eagerly await the release of the cover and a more exact release date.
Wait. You haven’t watched Princess Bride? YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK?! You have plenty of time between now and then to get caught up with the rest of us and watch the 1987 film and 1973 book. Trust me, I just saw a wonderful new hardcover edition of the book at the bookstore this week. It is still in print folks after all this time.
So what are you looking forward to?? Let me know in the comments below.
- Newswire: Cary Elwes is finally listening to all those wishes and writing a Princess Bride memoir (avclub.com)
- Cary Elwes Writing Memoir About The Princess Bride (seattlepi.com)
- Cary Elwes writing ‘Princess Bride’ memoir (upi.com)