"This Is Not My Memoir" By André Gregory | WAMC

"This Is Not My Memoir" By André Gregory

Dec 1, 2020

André Gregory has been directing in New York for more than half a century. He has collaborated on film versions of his theatre productions with Wallace Shawn, Louis Malle, and Jonathan Demme. He is also an actor, writer, teacher, painter, and author of the poetry collection, "Bone Songs."

He has now written an autobiography-of-sorts. "This is Not My Memoir" tells Gregory’s life story for the first time, where he shares memories from a life lived for art, including stories from the making of the classic 1981 independent film, "My Dinner with André."

Taking on the dizzying, wondrous nature of a fever dream, "This is Not My Memoir" includes fantastic and fantastical stories that take the reader from wartime Paris to golden-age Hollywood, from avant-garde theaters to monasteries in India. Along the way we meet Jerzy Grotowski, Gregory Peck, Wallace Shawn, and many other larger-than-life personalities.