A thorough and insightful biography by Patricia Bosworth, a master of the form, about the life and work of Montgomery Clift, from his breakthrough years as a soulful ingenue with an edge through his mature character actor work, with special attention paid to his alcoholism, his complex relationship to his own bisexuality, and his difficult recovery after a car accident.
“...Because of Patricia Bosworth's artistry, her ability to choose the right details, and her own immersion in the subject...this book is an amazing excursion into a life.” –New York Times Book Review
“It stands as the definitive work on the gifted, haunted actor.” –Los Angeles Times
“Here it is – the real thing – inside Montgomery CLift. I've known other actors as well, but none with such a harrowing tale. I kept wondering, could Patricia Bosworth have been there? Everywhere? The book is that vivid and intimate.” –Elia Kazan