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Aloha Magnum: Larry Manetti's Magnum, P.I. Memories Paperback – January, 1999

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 271 pages
  • Publisher: Renaissance Books; 1st edition (January 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580630529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580630528
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #605,955 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Andrew S. Rogers VINE VOICE on December 13, 2000
Format: Paperback
When 'Magnum, P.I.' debuted in 1980, I was a junior-high school student who, several years before, had lived in Hawai`i. By the time it went off the air in 1988, I was a college student who had lived in Hawai`i a second time. 'Magnum' isn't just an icon of Eighties TV for me ... it's an icon of my youth.
Not that I'm trying to be dramatic. I've just always thought (still do) that 'Magnum' was a really good show. And one of the best things about it, to me, was the rapport of the four main characters. Even when Thomas and Higgins were blowing up each other's possessions, you could tell they had a fundamental like and respect for one another. I always believed that was true of the four actors as well, and suspected that Tom Selleck really is a great guy. I owe Larry Manetti a vote of thanks for proving that all my suspicions were correct.
There's a lot of name-dropping in this book, but hey -- that seems to be the way Manetti has lived his life. Lots of great actors guest-starred on the series, and the author has gotten to know many more, as well. I should make it clear to any interested reader that this book is NOT an in-depth 'companion' to the series: Manetti talks about the show, obviously, and discusses some of the development of his character, Orville 'Rick' Wright, and some of his more memorable scenes and episodes. And there is a reasonably helpful episode guide at the end of the book. But it's not the author's purpose to probe the development of Thomas Magnum's psyche, trace the evolving nature of the Magnum-Higgins relationship, or fill in the 'backstory' of the various characters.
No, Larry Manetti's purpose is to tell stories. And boy, does he. I could easily picture myself sitting at a table listening to Manetti tell these stories in person.
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This could have been entitled, Larry Manetti: My Life. It starts with the actor's life story. That may seem like a rip off of Magnum's name in the book, but it's not. Larry begins with his early life but when he gets to Hollywood and then Magnum P.I, it's well worth the wait. Manetti gives great insight into all of the T.V. shows characters and the fact that they got along famously from the beginning. This is a fun book. I laughed and almost cried. It sure made me want to see a movie soon. There is also a recipe section as Larry is a great cook and a section in the back with all of the episodes with facts about the episode, actors and plots. They are even dated and given episode numbers. If you loved the series and long for a movie, then you'll love this book. Larry! I hope the burns on your hand have healed.
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Fun and interesting book, but prices sellers are asking are outrageous (some nearly $500!). You can buy a SIGNED COPY this same book from Larry Minetti's own web site for just $20.00. Where these sellers get off with their pricing, I have no idea - they're nuts!
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Finally, a look behind the scenes of the best shows of the century! It makes me yearn for the old days with Thomas, Higgie-baby, T.C., Rick, Ice Pick, and, of course, the lads, Zeus and Apollo. And who could forget that Ferrari and all the babes Magnum got? The book really captures the spirit of the show. I am going to dig out of my closet my gorilla mask, Tigers' hat, and rubber chicken, and hope they make the Magnum movie soon!!!
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What a fun read. I wish I could've been there. Larry's book treats us to all of the real fun and hijinks and at the same time rekindles the on-screen flavor and spirt of Magnum, P.I. Tom, Larry, Roger and John, if your listening, MOVIE..MOVIE..MOVIE.. Aloha!
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By bokonon on January 30, 2011
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This is a great book, vital for any fan of the series.

Please do not pay the crazy prices of these amazon resellers and hunt down Larrys webpage and pay the man directly, and save yourself a ton of money...
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Very interesting stories. But mostly about Larry. Glad I bought it; but wish it covered a lot more than the general goings on. Except for Larry, that is. If you want to know everything about Larry this is it.
The book was in excellent condition and arrived on time. Best price I could find. Seller all Good.
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Among the most interesting first person books I have read. There are times reading the narrative that you wonder why Larry Manetti did not serve time in jail for some of the things he did. He lived a wild ride of a life back in the 1980's that today one simply cannot get away with as he often did. In between the snippets of his most interesting personal life, Manetti weaves a story with plenty of insight into the unusual common bond between the stars of this record setting television program.

However, this is a case where Amazon is doing their customers a gross disservice by offering purchase options that are highly inflated. Larry Manetti's personal website has a direct purchase link for this book and you can use it to purchase a personally signed copy for $20. With shipping and handling, the total cost for the book off his website is less than $40.
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