Easy Street (the Hard Way): A Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: September 2014
Duration: 10 hours 54 minutes
The candid, hilarious, and inspiring memoir of the iconic star of Beauty and the Beast, the Hellboy movies, and Sons of Anarchy
A classically trained actor who cut his teeth in the East Village’s off-Broadway scene, Ron Perlman—a Golden Globe winner with starring roles in the Hellboy movies, Drive, Pacific Rim, and Sons of Anarchy—has traveled an offbeat path to showbiz success. His story involves rising from New York’s tough Washington Heights neighborhood, enduring incredible hardships, and ignoring the naysayers who taunted him for his distinctive looks. It’s a tale that demonstrates the power of persistence.
With a filmography of nearly two hundred credits working alongside countless stars during his forty-year career, Perlman knows the ins and outs of filmmaking. In Easy Street (the Hard Way), he shares his inspiring story for the next generation of performers.
“Reading Easy Street (the Hard Way) is like breaking into your uncle’s stash of his best booze and cigars. Ron stands up like the Statue of Liberty. Inspiring, towering, reassuring, beautiful, intimidating, and should charge more for tours. Easy Street is one part odyssey of an artist, one part handbook for manhood, and one part love letter to acting that chronicles the struggle through the gauntlet of a life steered by creativity. If you don’t like this book, you don’t like ice cream.”—Ryan Gosling