Evolution of a B.C. trilogy

“Brett Grubisic’s (left) River Bend Trilogy novels are set in a fictional town on the Fraser River, based on Mission, B.C. where he grew up. Here, we learn other ways the titles are linked.” FULL STORY

Jason Priestley autobiography

July 09th, 2014

Having spent nine years playing teen heartthrob Brandon Walsh in the hit television series Beverly Hills 90210, story Vancouver-born actor Jason Priestley has opened up about his private life in Jason Priestley: a Memoir (Harperone $33.50)Some twenty years after 90210, the actor, director and former race car driver candidly writes about his life as a celebrity, his marriage and fatherhood, while describing his journey from Vancouver to international stardom, his near fatal racing accident and some jail time served for impaired driving. “I’m only 44, and my life and career are certainly not over,” he writes, “It’s like Indiana Jones says, ‘It’s not the years. It’s the mileage.’ I think I’ve got 400,000 miles on me… In August 2012, it had been 10 years since my near-fatal race car accident. I’d done a lot of damage to myself, including three skull fractures, but I’d rebuilt my body and mind. I’d married my girlfriend (Naomi Lowde), had two children (Ava, 7, and Dashiell, 5, on July 9) and got back the career I’d had before the crash. It felt like the right time to write a book like this. For anyone who’s been faced with challenges and obstacles that they feel like they can’t overcome, yes you can.” And, yes, there is stuff in the autobiographer about his former roommate Brad Pitt. 978-0062247582

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