Matt Brooks Brooks itibaren Jalasoor, Madhya Pradesh 483442, Hindistan
Grobel begins this book (originally excerpted in Playboy) with a play-by-play from the January 1978 interview negotiations over the phone with Brando. (Brando wanted to talk about Indians.) Actually, by 1978 Grobel had already spent six months negotiating the interview with Brando’s secretary. And nearly another six months would pass before he and the actor would meet. In Tahiti. On Brando’s private island. This is so much more than an interview. Grobel’s first-person descriptions are fascinating, but Brando is breathtaking: Complex, curious, witty, hilariously idealistic, profoundly wise, philosophical and maudlin, ironical and silly. What you think you know about Brando, you do not know, you could never know, but Grobel’s “conversation” won’t let you forget him, ever.