There and Back Again: An Actor's Tale Book Summary and Study Guide

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Sean Astin, best-known as the actor who portrayed Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, writes his memoirs about the personal and professional struggles and successes in his life leading up to his groundbreaking role in The Lord of the Rings.
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Astin offers a self-critical view of his experiences, from the choices he made in his early career, to how he's handled his money, to his weight problems, to the harsh trial of the filming of The Lord of the Rings, which spanned many months, and finally to his Academy Award campaign for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   actor/actress Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   fatness Story of entertainer?    -   Movie Drama Actor Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor/actress/producer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   1 () Asia/Pacific    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   Los Angeles Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   concerned Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More than 15 in color How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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