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This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith & Life (2013)

by Gavin MacLeod(Favorite Author)
3.67 of 5 Votes: 4
0849965284 (ISBN13: 9780849965289)
Thomas Nelson
review 1: As a huge Love Boat fan, I enjoyed this autobiography. It is told primarily through interesting anecdotes of MacLeod's life, from his childhood through year 80. Mary Tyler Moore and Love Boat fans will hear interesting details of his time on those iconic shows. Gavin heaps praise on virtually everyone (being the good fellow he is). His favorite phrases in the book are "Wow!" and "What a treat!" when he gets a chance to spend time to meet someone he admires. The one person who does not get off cleanly is grouchy Bette Davis, who spends a sour evening with Macleod and his wife and drives her hosts crazy. The narration is wonderful, as one might expect from this great actor. Note that he will get into his Christian born-again status in the final chapters. I didn't find it pre... moreachy, though a mention of a homosexual "cured" by God of his affliction was not appreciated.
review 2: I really only know him as Captain Stubing, I was a little too young to appreciate the Mary Tyler Moore show - The Brady Bunch and The Partridge Family are what I was more interested in. I had no idea he had this whole career before MTM. Did love The Love Boat, though. We recently changed to a cable provider that has MeTV, which shows Love Boat reruns, and it's fun to see them all again. So when I saw this at the library, I had to pick it up. He certainly is grateful for everything that has happened to him, enthusiastically so! And I had no idea that he had become so involved in Christian ministry. (For those who get offended if a book has Christian content, learn who the Christian publishers are! It's Thomas Nelson, what did you expect?) It was a fun read. less
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I seem to enjoy memoirs of entertainers and I really enjoyed this.
Liked the insight of shows ge was in
Way less preachy than anticipated.
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