Searching for Candy: John Candy: A Biography

February 12, 2020 - Comment

Legendary comedic actor, John Candy, is often described as one of the sweetest men in Hollywood. Police Academy legend, Tim Kazurinksy, once said that “John wasn’t just a one in a million guy – he was a one in a hundred million guy”. Incredibly talented, full of heart and extraordinarily hard working, with over forty

Legendary comedic actor, John Candy, is often described as one of the sweetest men in Hollywood. Police Academy legend, Tim Kazurinksy, once said that “John wasn’t just a one in a million guy – he was a one in a hundred million guy”. Incredibly talented, full of heart and extraordinarily hard working, with over forty movies under his belt, Candy was a screen icon during the 80s and early 90s. His starring roles in Uncle Buck, Cool Runnings, Spaceballs and Planes, Trains and Automobiles are testament to a rare and much loved talent. Candy could make you laugh and cry on the turn of a dime.Searching for Candy is an extensive overview of his career. The book reveals his early years growing up in post-war Toronto, his breakthrough as part of the legendary Second City comedy group, Candy’s wonderful movie career and his stint as a co-owner of the Toronto Argonauts Gridiron Team, right through to his tragic passing in 1994. The book features first-hand original interviews with over 70 of Candy’s colleagues and friends, some speaking on record for the first time. Stars interviewed include Mel Brooks, Mariel Hemingway, Carl Reiner, Dave Thomas, Juul Haalmeyer, Valri Bromfield and others, building a vibrant and authentic portrait of the much-missed actor, comedian and humanist.

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Anonymous says:

Best book of 2019! As someone who has loved John Candy since childhood, I didn’t know that it was possible to love him even more, but this book proved me wrong.In ‘Searching for Candy’, Tracey, using beautiful and illustrative language and vignettes, has highlighted so many wonderful things about John and showered him in heaps of love, which he is very deserving of. I hope that so many more people will pick up this book and come to know what a beautiful soul John Candy is.

Anonymous says:

Wonderfully written book, chock full o’details Great book! Author Tracey Morgan obviously did much research for this detailed masterpiece. Lots of behind the scenes details about the life and career of the late great John Candy. If you don’t already know what a kind and generous man Candy was, you definitely will know after you read this book. It is a must-read! You won’t regret it! 🙂

Anonymous says:

Special Biography I felt this biography added a very real look at John Candy’s life. He is one of my favorite actors and now after reading this book, he is one of my favorite people.

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