Now available in hardcover, paperback, and as an eBook: SON OF A JUNKMAN: My Life from the West Bottoms of Kansas City to the Bright Lights of Hollywood, a charming, hilarious and remarkable memoir by eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner. Ed will visit us later this month on TV CONFIDENTIAL

Eight-time Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner (The Mary Tyler Moore ShowLou GrantGod Help Us, A Man and His Prostate, Briarpatch), recounts tales from his amazing life in SON OF A JUNKMAN, a charming and hilarious memoir that is now available in hardcover, paperback, and as an eBook through Amazon and wherever books are sold. From his colorful childhood as the son of a junkman growing up in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, through his spectacular acting career during the golden age of film and television and continuing to this day, Ed recounts warm memories that are anything but ordinary.

“I was blessed to work with Ed for seven consecutive years. That was the beginning of his recognition as an outstanding and gifted actor. To me, the greatest achievement of his awesome life is giving the world his wonderful, creative, and devoted children. He may seem like a rascal to many, but Ed has a heart of gold! After all, he is the SON OF A JUNKMAN.”

~Gavin MacLeod, The Mary Tyler Moore Show

“Ed Asner is a greatly versatile actor and a man of solid moral and political convictions.”

~Marion Ross, Happy Days

 “It is rare in my industry that an individual’s work both on and off screen have equal greatness, but such is Ed Asner. He is as consummate and lauded an actor as one can be. He is also as dedicated activist with a legacy of putting his time, talent, and energy toward the service of his community and his country. This is a life worth examining and is done so magnificently in this terrific read. Ed, you’ve got spunk and we LOVE spunk.”

~Jason Alexander, Seinfeld

“Ed is a smart, passionate, and seriously funny man. I’d buy this book! But, I don’t have to. I know him personally. Lucky me!”

~Sharon Gless, Cagney & Lacey

“While the lovably grouchy Lou Grant may have hated ‘spunk,’ call it plunk, spirit, toughness or determination and it defines the life and career of the man who created him. For one of the few Jews in the Kansas City Bottom the road to the heights of show business success and fame was a tough, rocky, perilous, sometimes unforgiving one, but for this SON OF A JUNKMAN, the willingness to learn, the courage to be true to himself, the ‘spunk’ pulled him through.”

~Mike Farrell, M*A*S*H

 

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