Review: A Life in Parts

A Life in PartsA Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved Breaking Bad. So much that I’ve seen it twice. First on my own and the second time with my sister, because I thought she would love it as well. There’s no denying that Bryan Cranston played the role of Walter White to the best of his abilities, and that he did it superbly. This book describes his life all the way up to the point (and a little after) of getting the role in what can be considered one of the best television series ever made.

Bryan’s life was not easy and it was good to know read that he spent most of his life doing what he loved, even though he wasn’t considered a celebrity until Breaking Bad. It was a life with ups and downs, just like everyone else’s pretty much.

The book is written in pleasant language and it’s straight from the heart and mind of Bryan. We get to know his values, his outlook on life and how he dealt with some of the struggles he was experiencing. What I really liked about the book was how Bryan kept reminding me that he is very passionate about his work and that you should really be doing what you love, not what you are good at. It’s something I’m trying to do, although I have to admit that it’s hard and you have to make a living in the meantime.

If this book teaches you anything, it’s that if you keep working hard and passionately at something, you will eventually persevere and I think that’s really all everyone should be doing. Nothing is handed to you freely, you’ve got to play the part you want. You’ve got to be the one who knocks.

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