|Plot Summary of Tom Cruise Unauthorized|
|"Born in Syracuse, New York but from a longtime and fairly distinguished Louisville family, Thomas Cruise Mapother grew up in a variety of places from Louisville, New Jersey, and Missouri to Ottawa. Very close to his mother and sisters, Cruise hardly knew his father, who separated from his mother and became an alcoholic when the boy was 12. British-born journalist Clarkson's book does a reasonable job of presenting the megastar's origins, values, strong work ethic, and almost paranoid secretiveness. The author is not a terribly skilled writer or thoughtful biographer, but his 1997 book (it ends during the filming of "Eyes Wide Shut") is reasonably informative about Cruise's personal background and early career, and largely avoids being too prying or disrespectful toward its subject."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Tom Cruise Unauthorized|
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Story of entertainer?
- Movie Drama Actor
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- Fancy Mansion
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 51%-75% of book
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