An in-depth, thorough, and heavily illustrated biography of silent film great Buster Keaton, based on interviews with Keaton's family and close friends, as well as film critics and studio executives closely familiar with Keaton both personally and professionally.
Called "scholarly yet readable, the fullest, most objective and factually detailed book on virtually every aspect of Buster's career" by the New York Review of Books and "a candid yet compassionate account of Keaton's personal life" by the Boston Globe, this is the definitive biography of Buster Keaton.
(Limelight). "...the definitive life. I don't think it will ever be superseded ... It is scholarly yet readable, the fullest, most objective and factually detailed book on virtually every aspect of Buster's career and personality: artistic, financial, and pyschological ... full of the most interesting (and surprising) information." Dwight MacDonald, The New York Review of Books "A candid yet compassionate account of Keaton's turbulent personal life...reveals the roots of his humanity ... his pessimism ... [his] superb spirit of comic gloom ..." Boston Globe