Eyman is a master at unveiling the person behind the iconic disguise ... As in so much of his excellent work on Hollywood history, Eyman gives readers a real sense of who Cary Grant was ... Grant began to successfully confront his past...in 1958 ... Eyman covers these years with a frank tenderness, as Grant desperately sought a means to fully accept himself, including his failed relationships ... Eyman has constructed a definitive biography of the Hollywood legend ... this fine biography gets us as close as we have ever been to seeing Grant whole.
Mr. Eyman supplies what feels like the 'true gen'—the real lowdown—on the directors, producers and studio heads with whom Cary Grant worked. He is up on the complex, even arcane, manipulations of Hollywood finance and is able to explain them lucidly. He knows not only where the bodies are buried but also who buried them. He also has a fine ear for gossip.
In the most entertaining and enlightening star biography in years, writer Scott Eyman poignantly notes the realities behind Grant’s remarkable subterfuge while exploring his phenomenal career ... A research-driven and insightful biographer, Eyman surrounds his deep dig into Grant’s personal life with fan-pleasing details of movie productions, vignettes of the wonderful characters who joined Grant in making movies, and a sense of the business side of Hollywood that too often eludes writers caught up in the magic and madness. The result is a captivating look at a captivating star.