Read John Wayne: My Father by Aissa Wayne Online


In John Wayne: My Father, Aissa Wayne delves into her father's childhood, his film career, and his life off the screen. The result is an affecting portrait that offers a new perspective on one of America's most enduring hero's humanity....

Title : John Wayne: My Father
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 0021692009508
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

John Wayne: My Father Reviews

  • Spencer
    2019-03-04 09:29

    the book was a quick read. The book was a little weak in serious content, it would add to anyone's knowledge of the Duke. recommended to all fans (or relatives) ha ha

  • Shirley Harber
    2019-02-25 05:33

    My sister sent me this book yesterday as a birthday present. I had been meaning to read it for ages. I started reading it yesterday and couldn't put it down, it is so compelling, and I just finished it. I have always been a huge John Wayne fan and it was interesting to read about his daughter's account of life with this huge screen icon. Wayne comes across as a sensitive, loving, hardworking and determined father and husband. Yes, he had his faults, don't we all, but reading about them has simply made him more real.Aissa also shows us how tough it can be for children of celebrities, when they are followed everywhere by the media and not given the chance of a 'normal' life.I recommend this book.

  • David Colwell
    2019-02-21 03:15

    Was ok. Probably worth 3.5 stars anyway. Wasn't sure how I felt about his daughter afterwards. Mostly told from her own perspective; not much of any history prior to when she was born. In some ways I'd say there wasn't enough detail. Not a book I'd choose to read again.

  • Patricia A Blyler
    2019-03-19 02:09

    HonestI thought this book was well written and very honest. I am glad that Aissa Wayne chose to write this book about her father.

  • Elaine Reinhard
    2019-02-26 08:04

    Outstanding! What an interesting life being part of the Wayne family complete with all the ups and downs. Well written and so intriguing.

  • Teena in Toronto
    2019-03-13 03:21

    I wasn't a fan of John Wayne's (1907 - 79) but I wasn't not a fan. I like reading memoirs/bio and I thought this would be an interesting one.It's written by his oldest daughter of his third marriage (the fifth oldest of his seven children). She tells us of his childhood. Born Marion Morrison and teased about his feminine name as a child, his parents didn't get along and eventually split up. His mother paid more attention his younger brother, Robert, and the author feels this is why as an adult he always needed constant assurance of everyone's love for him. She also tells of his experiences making movies, his friends, his wives, his relationship with his kids and dealing with cancer.Though it was interesting, I found that it was more about the author, though, than it was about John Wayne. Because her parent were concerned about her getting kidnapped, she led a sheltered life. As a child, she had elephants at her birthday parties, got to wear diamond for magazine photospreads and traveled the world with her parents. She was born when her father was about fifty so he wasn't as hip and happening as her friends' dads. The book seemed to focus more on her reactions to having John Wayne as her dad rather than him.The book could have been tighter ... she went into a lot of detail at times and it was all about her. But all in all, it was an interesting read.Blog review post:

  • Kim
    2019-03-06 02:24

    A bit haphazardly organized, but still a really interesting read. Aissa Wayne's tone in the book is quite honest as she discusses the good and difficult parts of being John Wayne's Daughter, and about the different facets of her own character as she discusses her own actions during her father's lifetime.(view spoiler)[I think perhaps the part that spoke to me the most were her feelings during her father's final days as he lost his second battle with "the Big C". As someone who has undergone the same trial, I can relate. She talks about living in denial practically up to the end, which is how I was as well. Even the last time I saw my own father, I was teasing him to "get up and do a dance" because he was "killing the grass", just like he often teased me. It wasn't until he was gone that the true reality of the situation hit me, and it was like being hit by a ton of bricks. (hide spoiler)]A good book, one I enjoyed immensely.

  • Diana M.
    2019-03-20 03:07

    A very real tribute.I found myself remembering the Duke in different films as I read about Alissa's memories of her larger than life father. She writes clearly about her childhood, her mother, and John Wayne most of all. Her portrait of him as a kind, firm and stern father did not surprise me, and I've moved closer to the truth about the man, and what he really loved.

  • Marvin Gray
    2019-02-25 10:07

    I was pleasantly surprised by how captivating this book is. It was a real page turner. To learn that John Wayne was a normal human being, with faults and shortcoming, concerns about finances, and fears that he had failed raising his children, helped me identify with this film superstar. Aissa's story is uniquely tender and informative. A quick read well worth the investment in time.

  • Elise
    2019-02-18 04:14

    This book was loaned to me by a neghbor who is gaga over John Wayne. I'm not a John Wayne fan as far as acting goes, but I really enjoyed Aissa Wayne's book about her father. Although he was probably a hard man to live with, he was a true patriot and loved his country. I wish he were alive today to defend us still.

  • Roxanne
    2019-03-04 04:21

    This book is written by his daughter. He was 50 when she was born so that was different. She had a sheltered childhood but John Wayne put her in some of his movies also. I like the book, it explains what it was like to be his daughter.

  • Sandra Lewis
    2019-03-04 10:21

    it was a wonderful on john waynes life his movies, family, his ups and down in life, illness and his sad death we will all him very much. i liked it when his kids were in his movies. sandra l

  • Amy
    2019-03-12 10:06

    Very interesting!

  • Casey McNeill
    2019-03-12 03:06

    This is more about what it is like to have John Wayne as her father. But I really loved reading it because I could relate to a lot of the things she went through.

  • Amy Kane
    2019-03-06 10:04

    Great info book!!! Loved learning more about my favorite actor!!! I enjoy the info I learned from it!!