The INSIDER Summary
• “Breaking Bad” actor Bryan Cranston recently wrote an autobiography called “A Life in Parts.”
• During his book tour, Cranston left paid copies of his book in bookstores for people to find.
• He left the receipt inside along with a personal note, signed by the actor.
Emma Watson isn’t the only one hiding books for fans to find.
Bryan Cranston has been hiding purchased copies of his own recent autobiography in bookstores across the country.
Ryan Seacrest caught up with Cranston on the Golden Globes red carpet Sunday, and, while talking, Seacrest showed him fan photos of his book “A Life in Parts” that were signed with a little note from the “Breaking Bad” actor himself.
Here’s what it said:
“Hi Hey, thanks for taking a gander at my book.
Take this book for yourself FREE!
Really. I just bought it — SEE the receipt. I hope you enjoy the read. Have a nice DAY.
Dallas Airport Oct 14 2016
Seacrest exclaimed how cool that was.
“Yeah, I did that [at] every bookstore on my tour,” explained Cranston. “I would just write it and put the receipts in there and put it back on the shelf.”
Cranston said if anyone was looking at his book, they would hopefully see the little receipt sticking out that said “Open Me!” and take a peek.
“A Life in Parts” is told through Cranston’s point of view and covers his life from childhood as one of three kids all the way to his stage role as LBJ in Broadway’s “All the Way.” He shares stories about everything from a cross-country journey he did with his brother on motorcycles to behind-the-scenes anecdotes about his time on “Seinfeld” and “Breaking Bad.”
Though the book was already purchased, Cranston said he thought it was a good idea to leave it in there as a proof of purchase.
“I left the receipt so no one felt like they were stealing,” he said.
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