Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Waiting On Wednesday # 54: As You Wish by Cary Elwes

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

The movie "The Princess Bride" is one of my all time favorites. What's not to like? There's a swashbuckling hero, a maiden, magic, and bad guys. If you loved the movie, chances are you will enjoy the book, As You Wish - Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes with Joe Layden with a forward by Rob Reiner. I'm pretty sure it's not a kissing book, but I can't say that for 100% sure until I've read it. Cary Elwes played the part of Westley aka The Dread Pirate Roberts in the movie. 

Goodreads has this to say about the book:

From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.

The Princess Bride has been a family favorite for close to three decades. Ranked by the American Film Institute as one of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories and by the Writers Guild of America as one of the top 100 screenplays of all time, The Princess Bride will continue to resonate with audiences for years to come.

Cary Elwes was inspired to share his memories and give fans an unprecedented look into the creation of the film while participating in the twenty-fifth anniversary cast reunion. In As You Wish he has created an enchanting experience; in addition to never-before seen photos and interviews with his fellow cast mates, there are plenty of set secrets, backstage stories, and answers to lingering questions about off-screen romances that have plagued fans for years!

With a foreword by Rob Reiner and a limited edition original poster by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, As You Wish is a must-have for all fans of this beloved film.

 I am so looking forward to this book as more about the Princess Bride world. It's due out October 14, 2014 from Touchstone. 

What book are you looking forward to this week? Share it or a link in the comments.