- 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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Aloha Magnum: Larry Manetti's Magnum, P.I. Memories Paperback – January, 1999
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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...
The book was in excellent condition and arrived on time. Best price I could find. Seller all Good.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a must read for any true Magnum PI fan and a great collectors item. It gives a great behind the scenes look at one of the best tv shows ever made, in my opinion.Published on February 7, 2014 by ECPirate
Larry's book on the entertainment world and Magnum PI is fantastic! I cannot believe the amount of celebrities that Larry has met and has as friends. Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by FiveO
This was a very fun and entertaining book. If you like Magnum P.I., you'll really enjoy getting to hear about what it was like for the cast and crew to work on the show. Read morePublished on September 21, 2009 by Silent Sky
This book is by Larry Manetti - who played "Rick" in the TV show.
Right away it is apparent that Larry is no writer. Don't expect literary genius here. Read more
Anyone who doesn't find Larry Manetti's "Aloha Magnum" entertaining isn't a Magnum P.I. fan, and definitely isn't a Larry Manetti fan, that, or you just don't have a pulse. Read morePublished on August 13, 2006 by S. Bluhm
I found this book on my shelf recently and re-read it. It's pretty funny and a quick, enjoyable read. Read morePublished on January 31, 2006 by reads a lot
This is an entertaining but different book...and only for Magnum fans! It gives the reader some funny anecdotes and stories from the life on and off the set. Read morePublished on October 5, 2004 by goING_96815
I have this book and if you love Magnum P. I. like I do, you will love it too. It has a complete program guide. The book is just wonderful!! A must for evry Magnum fan!!!! Enjoy!!! Read morePublished on March 6, 2002