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bringing a legend back to life

Every time I have salad, salsa or cereal, I think of Paul Newman. The actor-turned-entrepreneur died last fall, and though I missed most of his acting career, I know him well for founding a company that donated all its profits and royalties to charity.

Shawn Levy, an Oregon reporter, has come out with a new book about the American icon’s life – his affinity for Coors beer, his love of racing and the loss of his only son from an accidental overdose.

While Levy tried and failed to get an interview with the very private Paul, he pieces together Newman’s life through others’ stories, old quotes and a vast film career.

Paul Newman: A Life is for anyone looking to see the man behind the salad label.


“bringing a legend back to life”