Bring on the Empty Horses Author:David Niven An ear for piquancy, an eye for the amusing and the absurd and the poignant...portraits of the stars that surpass entertainment and approach art...the reader finds himself caring about them because he actually finds himself involved as David Niven was... a book for grownups about Hollywood...the best book ever written about it and incidentally a... more » masterful self-portrait that superbly complements The Moon's A Balloon.« less
Doesn't really hold up. I had remembered this book and "The Moon's a Balloon" fondly from reading them when I was in my 20's. The re-read today doesn't satisfy - where before, Niven came off as witty and sophisticated, now he just seems kind of mean and gossipy. The book jumps around quite a bit, as it's a collection of disparate memories of his time in Hollywood, and the vignettes are well-written enough, but there just seems to be little "meat". A disappointment.