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Boy Wonder: My Life in Tights Paperback – June 1, 1995

ISBN-13: 978-0964704800 ISBN-10: 0964704803 Edition: 0th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Logical Figments Inc (June 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964704803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964704800
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487,851 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The boring/repetitious parts are soon easily identified and thus easy to skim.
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Believe what you will, but I thought he went overboard with a lot of it.
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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By R. Howell on June 15, 2007
Format: Paperback
What can I say about this book> It's really little more than Burt Ward's letters to Penthouse. He covers very little about his real personal life but stays focused on his sexual smorgasbord. Even that is unconvincingly portayed with the variety of females he encountered ranging from 'Psycho' re-enactors, vampiresses, French Mile-Highers, to wham-bams. I'm not saying this didn't happen to him, he was afterall a celebrity of a hit tv show. As others have pointed out, he recalls events that couldn't have happened and the time flow of the book is sporadic, jumping forward and backward. Ward's juvenile braggadocio about his sexual contacts becomes very stagnant as well as his constant mentioning of the 'beast of the Battrunks".

Ward is careful to insist he never cheated on any of his wives and claims to have a high moral and family standard. He says he didn't sleep with women without actually talking to them for a while first or taking them to dinner, yet he repeatedly mentions quick acts in the dressing room. One of the most amusing parts of his stories is that with every new detailed story of a woman he is with, they "took each other to new levels and learned more than he ever knew or thought possible"; come on, there's only so many 'new' things you can do. Hypocrasy arises when Ward talks of a steady from Hawaii that was bi-sexual but he was put off by it and ended the relationship because her lifestyle was wrong (conveniently she also had a 'sugar daddy' taking care of her but was willing to give him up if Ward married her). So he can't condone her partnership with another woman but then shortly after gives an entire chapter on how he took on eight prostitutes at the same time.
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60 of 69 people found the following review helpful By David A. Silva on September 5, 1999
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Published by a company that Burt Ward owns (with good cause... no one in their right mind would touch this), Burt tells us how he was an honor role student, best chess player in his school, and speed reads 30,000 words a minute. He later describes how he was Bruce Lee's equal in the martial arts and how the nasty Batman producers kept him from playing the title role in The Graduate, leaving the role open for Dustin Hoffman. What he does not tell us is how such a great actor as he seems to feel that he is, spent the next thirty years making a living shaking hands at car lots.
He does tell us that he got laid a lot. Not as much detail is spent discussing the un-named compainons though as tales as to how large his organ is, and how many orgasms he was able to bring them to on a regular basis.
Funny thing about the book. He never discusses any friends. Upon reading the book it is apparent as to why. It is hard to imagine him having any.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Rather Be Reading on August 2, 2011
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I read this after reading Adam West's book, which isn't the greatest thing on Earth but sure made Ward's look like the trashiest cash-in. Apparently somebody told the author that the way to sell his book--since his co-star had sorta beaten him to the punch--was to sex it up. And he went overboard. I wasn't offended by this, just depressed by the obviousness of his straining to be racy as a sales point, and the adolescent pathos of the bedroom conquistador scenarios he dreamed up to serve it.

Sure, West and Ward no doubt had plenty of women throw themselves at them at the height of their fame. But Ward a.) evokes sexual interludes with prose worthy of a dimestore porn novel circa 1972, b.) describes incidents so ludicrously flattering to him (how he pleasured 8 girls in one go, gave another girl umpteen orgasms in 40 minutes) that it's really hard not to think he didn't make at least half this stuff up, c.) brags about all his conquests incessantly yet prudishly "blames" West for introducing him to such swinging habits, and d.) demonstrates a passive-aggressive hostility toward West throughout.

Oh, he tries qualifying each little stabbing remark (about West's upstaging, his ego, yes even his penis size--small next to the Boy Wonder's, of course) with some "We were great buddies nonetheless" comment. But the undercurrent of resentment is unmistakable, and it doesn't make Ward look good. (By contrast, West has nothing bad to say about Ward in HIS book, and even bemusedly cops to the slightly humiliating fact that while the network had to find ways to minimize Robin's visible "bulge," no such measure was required for his Batman.)

No doubt West left a lot of dirt out in order to stick to the high road.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Nysocboy on May 2, 2002
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I'm a big fan of private parts, but 300 pages of Burt Ward bragging about his and denigrating Adam West's is tedious (especially since a viewing of the show suggests that Frank Gorshin's Riddler could easily tower over both). Burt, put the ruler away and tell us about your life: what it was like to be the Boy Wonder, to work with some of the biggest stars on television, to rise to the stratosphere as a pop culture icon in the 1960's and then crash and burn in the 1970's. That story would be fascinating; sexcapades with starlets are just sleazy.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 24, 1999
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A shallow, self-promoting work. While Adam West discussed his Batman role with dignity in "Back to the Batcave," it is a shame that Burt Ward did not do the same. Instead, he chose to harp on his putative accomplishments and sexual exploits, which left a foul taste in this reader's mouth.
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