Kent State Stark Library Book Club
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015
Time: 5:15 p.m.
Meeting will be held in the Library.
|Born||Brian Thomas Grazer
July 12, 1951
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Residence||Santa Monica, California, and North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii|
|Occupation||Producer (film and television)|
|Employer||Imagine Entertainment (co-founder)|
|Home town||Sherman Oaks and Northridge, California|
|Spouse(s)||Theresa McKay (1972–79)
Corki Corman (1982–92)
Gigi Levangie Grazer (1997–2007)
|Children||3 sons and 1 daughter|
|Parent(s)||Arlene Becker Grazer and Thomas Grazer|
"A Curious Mind is a window on Brian Grazer's restless, relentless, remarkable imagination. It is a captivating account of how the simple act of asking questions can change your life." (Malcolm Gladwell Bestselling Author of The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath)
“A Curious Mind is not a classic autobiography but a rumination on how one trait, curiosity, reinforced by a readiness to pay attention and then to act, has forged such a remarkable career.... It’s like spending a couple of hours in the bar of a Hollywood hotel with an amusing raconteur.” (The Wall Street Journal)
“The greatest of all graduation speeches.” (Chris Matthews Hardball with Chris Matthews)
“If you feel stuck in your business or career, or if your company is failing to stay ahead of its competition, perhaps Grazer’s method of “curiosity conversations” might provide the spark you need to ignite your best ideas.” (Forbes)
“In A Curious Mind, Brian Grazer not only captures the essence and the potential of a great, curious mind, but he provides a wonderful perspective on what curiosity has meant to him and how it shaped his long and very successful career. As a close friend, I've had a front row seat to Brian's curious mind, and the energy his curiosity generates is infectious and thoroughly enjoyable to observe and experience.” (Bob Iger Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company)
“As Brian’s friend and partner, while reading A Curious Mind I was returned to many key turning points in our movies and TV shows that were inspired by experiences he gained on his unique quest for understanding. I also learned a hell of a lot that I didn’t actually know, even after thirty years. How is that possible? Well, Brian is a hell of a storyteller.” (Ron Howard Chairman of Imagine Entertainment and Academy Award-Winning Director)