A brilliant, highly spirited memoir of Sidney Sheldon's early life that provides as compulsively readable and racy a narrative as any of his bestselling novels.
The Sheldon family were immigrants to the USA; a fairly dysfunctional family, constantly on the move all over the country. In the 1930s America's economy was in crisis. Sidney attended 11 different schools, worked by night at manual and temporary jobs. Sidney had always wanted to write and, even when working as a busboy in a Chicago hotel, managed to write for the local newspaper. But it was song-writing and radio that gave him his first break. Shortly afterwards Pearl Harbour led to his joining the Army Air Corps and learning to fly.
Amazingly, between training and flying, the indefatigable Sheldon started writing librettos for New York musical theatre, starting with an updated version of 'The Merry Widow'. Returning to Hollywood, he found his screenplay career took off. This is the amazing story of how Sidney Sheldon turned to writing television series and finally the books for which we all know him.
'The Other Side Of Me' is a wonderful story of a remarkable life and of a man who has tried his hand at, and succeeded in, every form of writing.