SRQ Book Club: I’m Your Huckleberry, A Memoir by Val Kilmer

Arts & Culture

BY ROXANNE BAKER, BOOKSELLER AT BOOKSTORE1 SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY OCT 9, 2020

As a bookseller, I’m sometimes called upon to recommend encouragement gift books to cheer up two types of people; those of the broken-hearted set or those stricken with health problems. Rare is a book that fits both categories, but indeed, Val Kilmer’s new memoir I’m Your Huckleberry is a sure winner for either situation! 

To say that the book is chock full of interesting movie set anecdotes is an understatement. Val Kilmer lyrically reveals compelling tales from the movie almost everyone loved or had fun mocking, Top Gun. He also tells mystical happenings on set of his admirable performance in The Doors, and from his masterful work in Tombstone of which the book title originates. 

Even more special, he puts a spiritual spin on these encounters, never cheapening them to gossip level intel.  You’ll learn about Marlon Brando, Francie Ford Coppola, Carly Simon, Bob Dylan and Cindy Crawford (to name a few). The passage regarding his experience with Tony Scott, like many chapters, ended with a frisson so intense I had to put the book down and allow the words and emotions to resonate.

Having experienced a life-threatening bout with throat cancer and several romantic failures, Val Kilmer truly has appreciated every experience in life and his book is a gorgeous offering of gratitude. The perfect book to uplift the heaviest of hearts.

Available now on the online store at www.sarsotabooks.com.

Roxanne Baker is a Bookseller at BookStore1 Sarasota. Bookstore1Sarasota was opened in 2011 with one mission: to bring a high-quality independent bookstore to the Sarasota area. Their passion for the joy of books inspired them in the beginning and continues to drive them today. They offer a shopping experience curated with their customers in mind, and are gratified by the long-term relationships they have built with those who have come through their door: patrons and authors alike. 

Bookstore1, 12 S Palm Ave, Sarasota, 941-365-7900, georgia@sarasotabooks.com

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