Steve Guttenberg: A Sermon On The Guttenberg Bible
Steve Guttenberg’s memoir, “The Guttenberg Bible” reads more like a novel. A story of one man’s quest to overcome all obstacles and become something more.
Steve had always dreamed about becoming an actor but faced adversity right from the start. One of his first agents even told him he’d never amount to anything in the business.
With nothing to lose Steve made an Exodus to Hollywood, snuck onto the lot at Paramount Studios and set up his own office. His plan was to come back home if things didn’t work out. Instead, he wound up staying and becoming one of the most successful and sought after actors of the 1980′s.
Along the way he kept journals documenting his experiences that would become the Genesis for “The Guttenberg Bible”.
“The Guttenberg Bible” Chronicles Steve's journey through the first ten years of his illustrious film and TV career. From his early days in commercials to his encounters with Sharon Stone and acting Kings Gregory Peck and Tom Selleck.
The Guttenberg Bible is much more than just a memoir. It’s a story about family, a journey of self discovery and a how-to book for success. To never allow anything to stand in the way of reaching your goals. To me, its gospel. And Judging from my own experience reading it and then speaking with the man himself I can only hope there will be a “New Testament”.
gJg: Why did you decide to write a book at this point of your career?
SG: You know, I’ve actually been telling these stories to a lot of friends for a long time and a friend of mine told me that they would be a great idea for a book.
gJg: You said before that you kept a whole bunch of meticulous journals from your experiences that you were able to draw from.
SG: Yeah I did. I kept a lot of journals. I really wanted to be good about chronicling that trip because I really didn’t know where it was going to take me or what was going to happen. So I just decided to just write it all down.
gJg: What was the writing process like for you?
SG: In the beginning I would go to my office every day and pretty much write from nine to five. At one point I had around 600 pages and sent them to my editor. He said “Uh oh! And this is only the first ten years of your career? I think we’re done. We can’t do the whole career right now.” <laughs>Continued on the next page