Jason Priestley: A Memoir

By Jason Priestley

Jason Priestley, big name of the long-lasting hit tv sequence Beverly Hills, 90210 and one of many largest teenager idols of the Nineteen Nineties, chronicles the highs and lows of his lifestyles and profession during this captivating and sincere memoir.

The hit Fox exhibit Beverly Hills, 90210 turned a cultural touchstone of the Nineteen Nineties and propelled its younger solid to mega-stardom, together with Jason Priestley, who performed honorable Midwestern transplant Brandon Walsh. but regardless of greater than two decades out and in of the limelight, Priestley has conscientiously maintained his privateness. during this compelling memoir, the actor, director, and race-car aficionado invitations us into his inner most global for the 1st time.

With humor, sincerity, and beauty, Priestley deals little-known information about his lifestyles and tales of his 9 years in America’s most renowned zip code. He talks candidly approximately star, marriage, fatherhood, and his ardour for vehicle racing. He doesn't draw back from the devastating lows—his short penitentiary sentence for under the influence of alcohol using and the crash on the Kentucky Speedway that just about took his existence. Priestley stocks his innermost suggestions approximately existence as a ’90s icon, and is going past the Brandon Walsh squeaky-clean photo, revealing the tumultuous occasions that experience formed him, and the place he unearths his maximum happiness today.

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