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As You Wish by Cary Elwes

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Recommended by Libby V:

The Man in Black himself wrote a book on the making of the now famous film The Princess Bride. The Princess Bride is my favorite film of all time and this book is 100% as charming as the movie. After I read it, I had the pleasure of re-watching the film (as if I needed another excuse to watch it) to spot everything Elwes reveals about the film. Pick up this book and you’ll learn all about how director Rob Reiner cast up-and-coming stars such as Cary Elwes and Robin Wright (Princess Buttercup) as well as big names such as Billy Crystal (Miracle Max) and Wallace Shawn (Vizzini). You’ll learn how the climb up the Cliffs of Insanity was filmed, the trials and tribulations of the dwarf who played the Rodent of Unusual Size that the The Man in Black fights, and the funniest off-script/off-camera fart of all time. Honestly, this memoir is one of the absolute best things I have ever read, and I’m not sure I could recommend another book as heartily as this one (except for, of course, The Princess Bride by William Goldman itself).

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