So That Happened

  • by Jon Cryer
  • Narrated by Jon Cryer
  • 9 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

If it can happen in show business, it's happened to Jon Cryer. Now he's opening up for the first time and sharing his behind-the-scenes stories in a warmly endearing, sharply observed, and frankly funny look at life in Hollywood.
In 1986 Jon Cryer won over America as Molly Ringwald's loyal and lovable best friend, Duckie, in the cult classic Pretty in Pink, in a role that set the tone for his three-decade-long career in Hollywood. He went on to establish himself as one of the most talented comedic actors in the business, ultimately culminating in his current turn as Alan Harper on the massively popular sitcom Two and a Half Men.
With the instincts of a natural storyteller, Cryer charts his extraordinary journey in show business, illuminating his many triumphs and some missteps along the way. Filled with exclusive behind-the-scenes anecdotes, Cryer offers his own endearing perspective on Hollywood, the business at large, and the art of acting.
Cryer has worked with some of the biggest and most provocative names in the business, and here, for the first time, he details his experiences with Charlie Sheen, John Hughes, Robert Altman, Molly Ringwald, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, and Christopher Reeve, among many others. He shares the intimate details of his friendships and relationships, pays tribute to his mentors, and explores the peculiar combination of heart, talent, and wisdom it takes to survive not just the bad times in a notoriously fickle industry but even the good times.
In this revealing, humorous, and introspective memoir, Cryer offers listeners a front-row seat as he reminisces about his life and experiences in showbiz over the past 30 years.


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So much more than just TWO AND A HALF MEN!!!

Thank you, Jon Cryer, for sharing this with your fans! As a long time fan of Jon Cryer and Two and a Half Men, I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I've been on the set many times, met Jon, and have several friends who work on the show, so I thought I knew quite a bit already. But Jon was so open and candid about so much in this memoir that I ended up learning way more than I ever imagined, especially about Jon's earlier life. Jon's own self-spoken words describing the events in his life up to now make this an excellent choice on Audible. I absolutely loved and appreciated all that he had to say and share. Jon had a lot to say, but he did it all with honesty, enthusiasm, heart, and class. Jon, if you read this, I loved your book so much I read it start to finish from the time I got in my LAX-FLL red eye, through my first day at sea on my cruise lol! But seriously, it is THAT good! If you're a fan of Jon this is definitely a MUST read!
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- Dea Lyn "Dea Lyn"

Who knew Jon Cryer was so interesting?

Would you listen to So That Happened again? Why?

Yes, definitely! This may be the best audiobook I've ever listened to, his performance is funny and compelling and well edited all the way through. I would definitely listen to it again, for that reason alone. The content was very surprising, a little self-selfing; but his performance was better.

What was one of the most memorable moments of So That Happened?

Jon Cryer talking about briefly dating a coked out young Demi Moore, who occasionally drove with an open beer in her hand. Also, obviously, the #WINNING era Charlie Sheen years. But his own childhood and life experiences in New York might be better than any name dropping he could do.

What about Jon Cryer’s performance did you like?

He really committed, speaking evenly, with excellent enunciation, a few funny impressions, including a brief Brando, and just a general gusto for his story that enriched my interest and my opinion of him as a performer.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

"Ducky Did Other Things"

Any additional comments?

I highly recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Hollywood and show business. anyone who has an appreciation for stage and musical theater, or who has done it themselves will really enjoy Cryer's perspective. 10/10

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- Kiana Parsons

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-07-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio