Friday, August 13, 2010

Book Review: "Either You're In or You're In the Way" by Logan and Noah Miller

Either You're In or You're In the Way
Authors: Logan and Noah Miller
Publisher: It Books
ISBN: 9780061763175
Genre: Memoir, Film

Book Description (taken from Amazon.com)

The hilarious, implausible, and touching story of twin brothers accomplishing the impossible—making a feature film (with a cast and crew with 11 Academy Awards and 26 nominations) with no experience, no money and no contacts.

When identical twin brothers Logan and Noah Miller's homeless father died alone in a jail cell, they vowed, come hell or high water, that their film, Touching Home, would be made as a dedication to their love for him. Either You're in or You're in the Way is the amazing story of how—without a dime to their names nor a single meaningful contact in Hollywood—they managed to write, produce, direct, and act in a feature film alongside four-time Academy Award-nominated actor Ed Harris and fellow nominees Brad Dourif and Robert Forster. 

Either You're in or You're in the Way tells of the desperate struggle of two sons fighting to keep a vow to their father, and in so doing, creating a better life for themselves. A modern-day Horatio Alger on steroids, this fast-paced thrill ride of heartbreak and redemption will both captivate and inspire.

My Thoughts:

Logan and Noah Miller are two amazing men who beat the odds and did the impossible. Their story is one of inspiration and an unshakable commitment to make a movie about their father's life. Their father was a man who most children would have put down and not have held the love and reverence that these two did for him.

Their story is written in a matter of fact and sometimes harsh manner, but still holds an amazing sense of humor throughout. I am totally in awe of these two. They never took no for an answer and never quit. They always looked for a solution to their problems and when one door closed, they found a way to pry that door open and walk right on through it!

These amazing men have written a story about making a film (starring Ed Harris!!) without any experience, but there is so much more to the book than that. They have written a story about faith, perseverance, and commitment. It is a book that should be read by all older teens and adults. It shows one how the word "no" and "impossible" are just words - words that should never get in the way of dreams.

I loved this book and adored the authors' prose and humor. There's no doubt about it - they (and their story) are amazing!

About the Authors:

Logan and Noah Miller, identical twins raised as roofers in northern California, dreamt of being baseball stars. When that dream failed, they found professional success as bingo callers. Always staying together, the brothers were briefly suckered into the world of modeling, somehow avoided the circus, and finally, with 17 credit cards, pursued a career in filmmaking. In 2006, the brothers were awarded the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant, and their screenwriting, directorial, and acting debut Touching Home premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival in April of 2008. They live in northern California and hold no degrees.

If you would like to learn more about the book or the authors, you can visit their web page at:  http://www.inorintheway.com/

Book was provided by the authors for me to honestly review.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a really great coming of age story, not to mention that both brothers will always be able to reflect on a difficult time and how they overcame it. Great post! :)

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