Shattered Love: A Memoir

Shattered Love: A Memoir

Richard Chamberlain / Apr 19, 2019

Shattered Love A Memoir One of the most beloved actors of our time shares the New York Times bestselling story of how he learned to live with an open heart Early in his career shortly after rising to fame as television s Dr

  • Title: Shattered Love: A Memoir
  • Author: Richard Chamberlain
  • ISBN: 9780060087449
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • One of the most beloved actors of our time shares the New York Times bestselling story of how he learned to live with an open heart.Early in his career, shortly after rising to fame as television s Dr James Kildare, Richard Chamberlain took on the role of Hamlet on the English stage The play contained a lesson the actor has remembered throughout his life To thine own One of the most beloved actors of our time shares the New York Times bestselling story of how he learned to live with an open heart.Early in his career, shortly after rising to fame as television s Dr James Kildare, Richard Chamberlain took on the role of Hamlet on the English stage The play contained a lesson the actor has remembered throughout his life To thine own self be true But for Chamberlain these were not always easy words to live by Even as he won the adoration of millions of fans, this handsome, charming, debonair leading man seriously questioned his own self worth, living a life haunted by personal insecurity despite decades of immense popular success in memorable roles in Dr Kildare, The Thorn Birds, Shogun, and other television dramas Finally, with the help of friends and guidance from spiritual teachers, including Krishnamurti, Chamberlain began the sometimes painful but deeply rewarding process of reconciling his deepest self with his public persona Now, in Shattered Love, he poignantly recounts his lifelong struggle to find happiness Tracing a fascinating path through his meteoric rise to success, he chronicles his struggle to come to terms with his own imperfections, his growing desire to be honest about his sexual orientation, and his yearning to live with an open heart And along the way he imparts the lessons he has learned about overcoming our own self imposed obstacles to happiness the importance of listening to our own instincts instead of listening only to others, not demanding the impossible of ourselves, and allowing ourselves to explore negative feelings in order to move forward.

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      • Richard Chamberlain

        Librarian s note There is than one author in the database with this name.George Richard Chamberlain is an American stage and screen actor and singer, who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr Kildare 1961 1966.Since then, he has appeared in several mini series such as Sh gun 1980 and The Thorn Birds 1983 , many successful films, and performed classical stage roles and worked in the musical theatre.


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    1. Let me tell you a story. There once was a young woman who was in junior high and high school who LOVED Dr. Kildare. Alas, it was on a school night. Her parents made her go to bed early. But this young lady was so clever that going to bed didn't stop her from watching her favorite show. You see the television was at the far end of the living room and could be seen from the end of the hallway. Well, there was a bookshelf there, and she set up a mirror so as to watch Dr. K from her bed. When he was [...]


    2. Read this in hopes of gaining some insight into the man, since he's now a co-worker. It surprised me, mainly in its spiritual content. I read it in two sittings on one day. He's much better company than Christopher Plummer.


    3. This is a strange memoir for a celebrity to write. Chamberlain alternately is forthcoming, then almost coy. For example, he holds forth about his early life. Dominant mother. Cold father. Favored older brother who can do no wrong. Ho hum. At the same time, he creates an emotional distance by which he almost bears it all, but then reverts to abstractions.He is probably most forthcoming when he speaks of his acting career, in TV, film, and on the stage. These are the most articulate sections. He†[...]


    4. As memoirs go, this one is pretty bad--Chamberlain fills the pages with spiritual psychobabble, putting up a fake front to keep the reader from truly getting to know him. He admits in the early pages that he feels he is above others and has the need to put on a false self, trying to reveal some of his inner thoughts, but along the way he gets sidetracked by meditation, LSD, mediums and other New Age experiences that he claims put him in touch with the universe. He lost me when he claimed that Go [...]


    5. I loved Richard Chamberlain when I was a kid. He was my first big crush. As an adult I've followed his career as it waxed and waned. Recently saw him in Spamalot and saw a funny, engaging, talented actor. I wish he brought some of that humor to his memoir. Chamberlain admits to being aloof and disconnected and difficult to love because he keeps people at arm's length. He does the same with his memoir. He speaks of a difficult, alcoholic father and yet we never really feel the pain that his fathe [...]


    6. I wanted to really share Richard Chamberlain's experiences but although the book was truthful it somehow felt disconnected. I wanted to feel the heart of this man, but he never engaged my full attention. The story was there but not the flow.


    7. When an angry drunk sobers up, what do you have?I bought this book because it was a Daily Deal and I'm a sucker for a bargain. I'm not a show biz fan and have never seen any of Chamberlain's movies or mini-series. I suppose I was curious if there was anything behind the pretty face. There is and I was caught up in the life story of this intelligent, talented, sensitive man.Chamberlain says frankly that he wanted to write a book about his search for spiritual awareness but his publishers forced h [...]


    8. For such an interesting and intelligent man, this was one slooooow and boring book. Nothing titillating. C'mon - don't all Hollywood stories tell deep secrets?


    9. Throughout my life, I have, on occasion, settled my attention on one thing or another, digging into as much information as I could, learning, delving, until I exhausted the available information or my curiosity on a given subject. Some of things I have studied have been people, some cultures, sometimes historical eventsriously, this pattern of insatiable knowledge seeking began with a teen crush on Richard Chamberlain.In 1980, I was 15 years old when my Mother decided to watch Shogun. Since we h [...]


    10. An alternative title for this book might be "Poor Richard's Almanac." I don't know if it was actually written by Mr Chamberlain or ghost-written "in collaboration". I do know that the style of his letters written to friends while he was in the service, quoted in the book, was much more vivid and engaging than the rest of the text, which could have done with some serious editing, and that Mr Chamberlain doesn't appear to listen to himself when he writes. He goes on and on about his journey to "be [...]


    11. I have always enjoyed Chamberlain as an actor. But I was not prepared for the story of his life. He portrays his struggle for affection, approval, and attention as a child who did not fit in his family. He was emotionally mismatched to a pscyhologically abusive father. Sensitive and introspective, Chamberlain battles his preoccupation with being different and his preoccupation with the feminine - both forced underground by his oppressive father. He shares victimization with his mother. In this b [...]


    12. Mr. Chamberlain's memoir is excellent because his writing is clear and honest. His story is, of course, one that begs a reader's interest. A man who owns such enormous talent, and one who creates such exciting experiences on stage and in film is bound to awe those of us who live more mundane lives. Richard does indeed awe me. As well, after reading his book, I am impressed that humility and openness to whatever life presents are at the center of his strength as a human being. Chamberlain's writi [...]


    13. When I was little, I had the most intense crush on Richard Chamberlain so it was with some trepidation that I picked up his autobiography. I had learned for a good while that he had come out so wasn't shocked by that and I was eager to read about his early years and what made him tick. He is one of the first stars I have read about who didn't have a tragic childhood though his father did have a drinking problem. He definitely paid his dues in Hollywood and the stories of how he got cast for the [...]


    14. Well it's not the best biography I've read but I've learned things about him. I'm glad that he managed to face his demons and that finally can be true to himself. He's a man that has built walls around his personal life and I think that it's not bad. It's called personal life for a reason. The thing I liked most is his relationship with his husband. They're many years together and it seems that there is love, acceptance and respect between of them. And theses are things that lack in the relation [...]


    15. Really good. While it was about his life and career it was so much more. This was no self-serving ego trip. I enjoyed the interesting background he provided about his various roles and projects but there was no gratuitous name-dropping. Very introspective and peaceful as well as thought provoking- more of a spiritual journey rather than "and then I did this" approach. I had been a fan since the Dr. Kildare days when I was a teen. I still have the 45 record of "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight", th [...]


    16. An unusual autobiography, as Chamberlain himself explains: Originally, he had wanted to write some sort of "philosophy book", and it still shows. There's a lot of rambling about meditation, for example, or the love between the people which is so important. These things do make the book special and its author likeable and human, but there's way too much of the stuff. The bits about his actual life are more interesting, especially about his lifelong struggle to hide his true self behind a smiling [...]


    17. This book was generally dull except the chapter on the making of Shogun in Japan and all that went wrong with the making of the film. I hope that by now, the American crews wouldn't be so insensitive to the japanese culture. It is sad that actors still regard their need to be closeted as so necessary to their careers. The public may be moving beyond that. But who could really be surprised that Richard Chamberlain is gay?


    18. I enjoyed reading this "memoir", but found it to be less of a personal history than snatches of philosophy and spritual teaching which Chamberlain feels have shaped his life-learning. I just think it could have delved deeper into what makes Richard tick, but given his story perhaps this was a deep as he could bring himself to go.


    19. I expected much more out of this book since Chamberlain was my high school 'heart throb'. I didn't realize he came from such a unloving home and was, of course, up set that he has homosexual. Not the greatest of memoirs.


    20. I thought it was a great book. I've always been a fan of Richard, so I enjoyed his memoirs INCLUDING his spiritual journey as I could relate to it; and I appreciate his humbleness of coming out of the closet, his troublesome image challenges, and his life in general.


    21. interesting person who had a sad childhood and took his life much too seriously worrying about what others thought of him. I did not enjoy the book but kept reading hoping he would become more at peace with all his success.


    22. I have always loved the actor Richard Chamberlain and I am very impressed with his memoir Shattered Love. He was 69 when this book was published, so if my math is correct he would be 81 now. I hope he is still enjoying his life and happily painting.


    23. Not that great of a read. Mr. Chamberlain stressed too much of his philosophical pursuits (you can tell he was very "into" the sixties and seventies) and not enough of how that philosophy has shaped him and his life. Convoluted at best. Not a book written for his fans


    24. I tried. It's not my style. It drags along with some of the most useless details, sprinkled with "hidden teachings" from a clearly illuminated person (rolling eyes). But I can see why some would eat this up with a big spoon.


    25. I loved Richard Chamberlain in Dr. Kildare and Thorn Birds and expected to like his autobiography but it wasn't a very good look into his life.


    26. He writes well and I enjoyed the personal stories. Got lost (fell asleep) in all the self-healing, self-love parts. That being said, he will always be 'Dr. Kildare' to me!


    27. When you get to the end you do not feel as if you know any more about Mr. Chamberlain than you did at the beginning.


    28. Wow!!This is a book I couldn't put down. This book is so alluring. My attention was fixed on this mighty fine read.


    29. This book disappointed me. I am a long-time Richard Chamberlin fan, but it was downright boring. The last few chapters rambled on and on. I couldn't finish it; looked at the photos instead!


    30. I enjoyed the first half of the book quite a bit, but in the second half the philosophical sections became tedious to get through. It was nice learning about his life, though.


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