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Becoming Superman

My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood
Lu par : Peter Jurasik
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Featuring an introduction by Neil Gaiman!

“J. Michael Straczynski is, without question, one of the greatest science fiction minds of our time.” (Max Brooks, World War Z)

For four decades, J. Michael Straczynski has been one of the most successful writers in Hollywood, one of the few to forge multiple careers in movies, television and comics. Yet there’s one story he’s never told before: his own.

In this dazzling memoir, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling, and Marvel’s Thor reveals how the power of creativity and imagination enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth and a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder, and a terrible secret. 

For four decades, J. Michael Straczynski has been one of the most successful writers in Hollywood, one of the few to forge multiple careers in movies, television, and comics. Yet there’s one story he’s never told before: his own. 

Joe's early life nearly defies belief. Raised by damaged adults - a con man grandfather and a manipulative grandmother, a violent, drunken father and a mother who was repeatedly institutionalized - Joe grew up in abject poverty, living in slums and projects when not on the road, crisscrossing the country in his father’s desperate attempts to escape the consequences of his past. 

To survive his abusive environment, Joe found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. The deeper he read, the more he came to realize that he, too, had a superpower: the ability to tell stories and make everything come out the way he wanted it. But even as he found success, he could not escape a dark and shocking secret that hung over his family’s past, a violent truth that he uncovered over the course of decades involving mass murder. 

Straczynski’s personal history has always been shrouded in mystery. Becoming Superman lays bare the facts of his life: a story of creation and darkness, hope and success, a larger-than-life villain and a little boy who became the hero of his own life.  It is also a compelling behind-the-scenes look at some of the most successful TV series and movies recognized around the world.

©2019 J. Michael Straczynski (P)2019 HarperAudio

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  • Adam S Ridgewell
  • 25/07/2019

HEART WRENCHING PROSE FROM A PRO

I have been a fan of JMS since I was a small child. As the book points out from He Man, The Real Ghostbusters into Babylon 5 and Sense 8 I have followed decades of his work and this book still caught me off guard. I knew many of the stories as a dedicated fan but there were just as many I didn't know and just as many still that made me feel every emotion a reader (listener) is capable of feeling while reading a book. This book will make you angry at the injustices of the world. it will make you happy at each seemingly insurmountable obstacle that Joe overcame to become the person he is. It will make you sad at the loneliness and hardships that Joe experienced in his life. But, if like me you were a lifelong fan it will make you proud. Proud of the man he is and the work he's done and proud to have supported someone as a fan who has the integrity and drive that Joe has.

If you have never heard of J. Michael Straczynski, buy this book to learn about him and then go enjoy his work.

If you are a lifelong fan of J. Michael Straczynski, buy this book. There are things in here I promise you don't know that will change the way you enjoy his work next time you view it.

Buy. This. Book.

Thank you Joe.

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  • MG
  • 30/07/2019

I'm a better person because of JMS

Straczynski taught me to be a better person because of his choices. Thank you Sir.

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  • Patrick Strouse
  • 23/08/2019

do not hesitate buy this

the narration from Peter is outstanding and the story of straczinski is tremendous and harrowing.

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  • Aggman
  • 22/08/2019

One of the Greatest Books I've Ever Heard or Read

This book by J Michael Straczynski, a science fiction author whom I had never heard or read before, is an incredible treasure. The book is powerful, illuminating, devastating, inspiring, touching, and thrilling, all at the same time. It features the most evil person I've ever encountered in literature, but that person is real. It's Joe's father, someone who is both frightening and unforgettable, making you believe that Satan is not a fictional character. Yet, this book has compelling lessons about life and perseverance. I have struggled with writer's block for years but feel compelled to write after reading how Joe managed to keep writing his whole life against all imaginable odds. I am going to write a full review of this book soon but for now, just buy this audiobook and get started. You won't forget it and it may just change your life.

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  • P. Giorgio
  • 17/08/2019

Truth. Humility. Rage. Secrets. Lies and Fear...

Some very difficult emotional parts here. I don't want to go into it because it will dilute what you will read and respond to. The trajectory of Joe's career is amazing in itself, but the foundation of his life and his moral compass are equal parts outstanding and unbelievable, given his childhood of despair. JUST READ IT. You can safely read the Epilogue to get a sense of what kind of man he is. It won't spoil the book.

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  • J. T. Jones
  • 16/08/2019

I am recommending this book to everyone

I don't know if JMS sees these reviews. If he does, I want him to see this message:

Thank you.

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  • Terry623
  • 29/02/2020

An amazing journey

Loved the psychological insights into writing craft. Plus the story was surprising at every turn

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  • George mcnulty
  • 27/02/2020

Very moving account ,excellent book.

Excellent account of Joes life,triumphs and trials. This book is very inspiring and deeply moving. Highly recommended work that will stay with you long after you turn the last page! I look forward to the stories he has to tell in the years to come and salute him for his determination to succeed! Never resting on his already triumphant career he presses forwards to greater things, truly inspirational.

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  • Andrew Schwartz
  • 24/02/2020

A Man in his Myths

I first knew of JMS from the TV series "Babylon 5". I always enjoyed his writing, and expanded on my knowledge of his creative outlets. To now read of his life, and his journey to becoming a writer and creator that I admire greatly, I am amazed. We all have conflicts in our life journey, but to hear his path and how he overcame... I was even more impressed. Like the title, JMS rose from humble background, and in my eyes, soars through the air with his writing.

This is a biography for anyone who has ever read his work, seen his shows, heard him talk... to know how he got there, and why he always fought to bring us those wonderful stories.

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  • CTYankee
  • 20/02/2020

Wow! Impossible to put down. Thank the great maker

I'm not one for autobiographies, but this was incredible. just one of the million to one accomplishments would be remarkable enough.

I hope you and your sister find eventual peace.

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  • Mrs Truthdesign
  • 05/03/2020

Thank you - both of you

Haunting, uplifting, heartbreaking and funny.

A journey into the life of someone whose stories have accompanied me since my childhood days - without knowing it.

I will always cry for Midnight.