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ISBN:
0440058066
Author:
David Niven
Category:
Arts & Literature
Language:
English
Publisher:
Coronet; Stated 1st Printing. edition (1973)
Pages:
350 pages
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1843 kb
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1736 kb
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1342 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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697


The Moon's a Balloon is a best-selling memoir by British actor David Niven (1910–1983), published in 1971. It details his early life.

The Moon's a Balloon is a best-selling memoir by British actor David Niven (1910–1983), published in 1971. Niven followed it with a sequel Bring on the Empty Horses in 1975. The book is a funny yet tragic tale, detailing everything from the loss of Niven's father to his knowledge of how to lead a good life.

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The Moon's a Balloon Paperback – December 1, 1983. I had read this book years ago and enjoyed it enormously. by. David Niven (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. David Niven was a man of considerable charm and humor, and I remembered his autobiography as an absolute riot filled with farcical anecdotes, wonderful dialogue, and more name dropping than you could find in the white pages. All of his yarns might not be completely true, but why let the truth get in the way of a good story that is knee-slappingly funny?

The moon's a balloon. Niven, David, 1910-1983.

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David Niven The Moon’s a Balloon An autobiography 1971, EN Reminiscences by David Niven. Takes readers back to David Niven's childhood days, his humiliating expulsion from school and to his army years and wartime service. Takes readers back to David Niven's childhood days, his humiliating expulsion from school. After the war, he returned to America and there came his Hollywood success in films such as "Wuthering Heights" and "Around the World in 80 Days". David Niven was born in London in 1910 and died in 1983. He was seen as the quintessential English gent.

The Moon's a Balloon book. Beginning with the tragic early loss of his aristocratic father, then regaling us with tales of school, army and wartime hi-jinx, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life.

Beginning with the tragic early loss of his aristocratic father, then regaling us with tales of school, army and wartime hi-jinx, Niven shows how, even as an unknown young man, he knew how to live the good life.

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The Moon& a Balloon David Niven Penguin Books Ltd 9780140239249 Дэвид Нивен: Луна-воздушный шарик : Takes readers back to the author& childhood . The Moon& a Balloon, David Niven. Варианты приобретения.

The Moon& a Balloon David Niven Penguin Books Ltd 9780140239249 Дэвид Нивен: Луна-воздушный шарик : Takes readers back to the author& childhood days, his humiliating expulsion from school an.

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  • Dalarin
I read this when it first came out and always remembered it as the best autobiography by a Hollywood star that I'd ever read. I read it again last week and found that my original assessment still stands.
  • skriper
This book is very well-written and gives you a good sense of the old Show Biz world, with its chaos. Niven's life was one of sheer luck, of course with the usual down times. (Particularly with the death of his first wife.) Niven or a ghostwriter did a fine job writing this, excellent prose and witty, like Niven's image. Only complaint is the excessive amount about military service, which I found funny, although the sometimes-MASHlike scenarios were very funny.
  • Stoneshaper
David Niven wrote two autobiographies: The Moon's a Balloon and Bring on the Empty Horses. While they were written several years apart , they do repeat many stories. His life was interesting enough that a little repetition, particularly when seen from a different stage of his life, is not a bad thing. Both books are interesting, particularly if you happen to be a fan.
  • Atineda
Old stories, which I really enjoyed. David Niven was one of my favorite actors and this insight into his life, WWI and Hollywood was very interesting
  • Ndav
I do love David Niven and there is no doubt that he had a fascinating life. The writing is very good and he interjects some funny "turns of phrase" now and again but for me, after awhile of reading endless "happenings" without much insight or perception or awareness of feelings, I grew tired of it half way through. For some though, this book would be a great diversion. It was for me for awhile. I just lost interest completely with the endless goings on without much expression or wise comments I was used to getting from other biographies and autobiographies. I still love the guy though even though his sexual morality was on the surface non existent. It wasn't salacious though.
  • Aiata
A fun, easy and entertaining read, once started, it was hard to put down. Niven had a long career in Hollywood and was quite prolific. He was a notorious womanizer which completely broke his second wife. Highly recommended read.
  • FreandlyMan
interesting story ... lots of name-dropping though. But David Niven is pretty likable nevertheless.
I had read this book years ago and enjoyed it enormously. David Niven was a man of considerable charm and humor, and I remembered his autobiography as an absolute riot filled with farcical anecdotes, wonderful dialogue, and more name dropping than you could find in the white pages. All of his yarns might not be completely true, but why let the truth get in the way of a good story that is knee-slappingly funny?

Niven died in 1983, the victim of motor neurone disease, known in the United States as Lou Gehrig's. But he was evoked very fondly by his pals Roger Moore and Robert Wagner in their 2008 autobiographies, so I decided to give his own 1971 memoir another read. Alas, it is true what they say about not being able to go home again. This time his narrative seemed dated--his movies and famous friends seemed to come from long ago and far away. There were more references to his indulgence in booze and women than I recalled, and much information was missing. Since my first reading, I learned that Niven's marriage to the alcoholic Hjordis had turned miserable and that he suffered greatly at the end of his life from both her mistreatment of him and his illness. Wanting to know more about this wonderful man, who died with nary a detractor to his name, I sought his complete story and I found this one to be merely an appetizer a dozen years short of the whole. But as such, it sets the stage for further reading . . . and surfing the Net. (I had forgotten that Niven was famously "streaked" at the 1974 Oscars while introducing Elizabeth Taylor, for example.) Research this man any way you can, but don't miss out on the enchantment of his character and a life well lived.