My Review of “The Garner Files”
By Jim Suva
I finished reading The Garner Files last night. I highly recommend this book to everyone. Jon Winokur has done an excellent job with James Garner in writing one of the best memoirs I have ever read.
It tells a wonderful story of Mr. Garner’s life, that shows a man who lives by a basic code of what is right. He is just a regular guy doing what he feels is best and fair for himself and other people. It is so nice to read about a person who is honest about his life and does not sugarcoat anything. His honesty is refreshing in our world of non-responsibility. Through this book you can see why James Garner is loved by so many people all over the world.
My favorite chapter is “Act-ing”. It gives you a great insight into the man, and Jon Winokur has done an excellent job getting Mr. Garner to open up about his private life. I felt badly that one of our great actors felt he had lost his anonymity, so he can no longer do some of the simple things in life that we take for granted. I have a number of items s he has autographed for me over the years, and I now feel guilty for bothering him for them, although I will treasure them forever.
I thank Jon Winokur for giving me a new perspective on this wonderful man, James Garner. I will reread this book many times I am sure.