“[Borgnine’s] anecdotes are gleefully self-deprecating…he comes off as the kind of guy you'd like to have a beer with.”—NY Post
For more than fifty years, Ernest Borgnine—“Ernie” to his friends—has been a respected, talented actor, and a living legend. Here, for the first time, he tells us in his own words the fascinating story of his life, recalling his experiences in classic movies and TV shows such as McHale’s Navy, The Dirty Dozen, The Poseidon Adventure, From Here to Eternity, The Wild Bunch and his Academy Award winning turn in 1955’s Marty. Borgnine serves up irresistible stories about Hollywood’s greatest icons—including Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Kirk Douglas, Montgomery Clift, Gary Cooper, Janet Leigh, Raquel Welch, Gene Hackman, Rock Hudson, Sammy Davis, Jr., Tony Curtis, Alan Ladd, Glenn Ford, and Burt Lancaster—and even The Simpsons and SpongeBob SquarePants.
“Modest and sweet…Borgnine neither lashes out nor pulls punches.”