Something of Me: My Life Down Home and Other Places

PaulO'Neill


Something of Me: My Life Down Home and Other Places

Something of Me: My Life Down Home and Other Places

  • Title: Something of Me: My Life Down Home and Other Places
  • Author: PaulO'Neill
  • ISBN: 9781771030670
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback



In this lively autobiography, popular historian Paul O Neill looks back on his salad days in the 1940s and early 50s O Neill s childhood in the small outport of Bay de Verde was filled with outharbour delights while his star struck teen years were spent in wartime St John s, a city he grew to love like no other At nineteen O Neill left Newfoundland to train as an actoIn this lively autobiography, popular historian Paul O Neill looks back on his salad days in the 1940s and early 50s O Neill s childhood in the small outport of Bay de Verde was filled with outharbour delights while his star struck teen years were spent in wartime St John s, a city he grew to love like no other At nineteen O Neill left Newfoundland to train as an actor in New York, after which he toured all over America as part of a professional troupe From there, he went to England, scrambling to make a living on stage and screen and having the time of his life At twenty three, he returned to Canada s newest province for a visit, but instead landed what turned out to be a lifelong job writing and producing television programs for CBC This charming and enthusiastic memoir brings back the music, the movies and the s of that era.


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I had a difficult time deciding between 3 stars and 4 for this book. Perhaps 3.5? At any rate, I enjoyed reading this book more than I thought I would, which is always a nice surprise. I had never heard of Paul O'Neill before receiving this review copy, but after finishing the book, Mr. O'Neill comes across as a genuinely likeable man, something well attested to by Edward Roberts (who wrote the foreword), his writing assistant Myra Colborne and finally, his niece Rene to whom he bequeathed his u [...]


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