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Ornery Old Men

Are you a male over 50?

Have you led a colorful life, filled with crazy adventures and wacky anecdotes?

Does sitting still and not living life to the fullest sound boring to you?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, than this booklist is for you!

This booklist is a response to our Spunky Old Ladies list, produced in 2012. Who says the lively senior ladies get to have all the fun? Ornery Old Men are classified as gentleman over 50, who are interested in living a regret-free life.

Most of these ornery old men are still alive and kickiní, while others lived out their lives in a colorful and no-holds-barred manner before they passed. Whether they're contemporary actors, comedians and writers, or noted historical figures, we hope you'll find an ornery old man here that you'll enjoy reading about!


book cover Alan Arkin
Halfway Through the Door: An Actor's Journey to the Self
by Alan Arkin [181.45 Ark]

book cover Neil Armstrong
First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
by James R. Hansen [B Ar494h]

book cover Alec Baldwin
A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce
by Alec Baldwin [306.89 Bal]

book cover Warren Beatty
Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America
by Peter Biskind [Biography Beatty]

book cover Lewis Black
Me of Little Faith
by Lewis Black [817 Bla]

book cover David Bowie
David Bowie: Starman
by Paul Trynka [Music 781.66 Bow]

book cover Marlon Brando
Hollywood Hellraisers: The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson
by Robert Sellers [791.43 Sel]

book cover Richard Branson
Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
by Richard Branson [338.76 Bra]

book cover Michael Caine
The Elephant to Hollywood
by Michael Caine [Biography Caine]

book cover Bruce Campbell
If Chins Could Kill
by Bruce Campbell [791.432 Cam]

book cover Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey: The Joker is Wild
by Martin Knelman [B C2284k]

book cover Johnny Carson
Johnny Carson
by Henry Bushkin [Biography Carson]

book cover Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash: The Life
by Robert Hilburn [Music 781.642 Cas]

book cover Jackie Chan
I am Jackie Chan: My Life in Action
by Jackie Chan and Jeff Yang [791.432 Cha]

book cover Dick Cheney
In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir
by Dick Cheney [Biography Cheney]

book cover Bill Clinton
My Life
by Bill Clinton [B C612]

book cover George Clooney
George Clooney: The Last Great Movie Star
by Kimberly Potts [Biography Clooney]

book cover Sean Connery
Sean Connery: A Biography
by Bob McCabe [791.432 ConYm]

book cover Tim Conway
What's So Funny? My Hilarious Life
by Tim Conway [Biography Conway]

book cover Simon Cowell
Sweet Revenge: The Intimate Life of Simon Cowell
by Tom Bower [Biography Cowell]

book cover Walter Cronkite
Cronkite
by Douglas Brinkley [Biography Cronkite]

book cover Billy Crystal
Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys?
by Billy Crystal [Biography Crystal]

book cover Tony Danza
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
by Tony Danza [Biography Danza]

book cover Kirk Douglas
My Stroke of Luck
by Kirk Douglas [791.432 Dou]

book cover Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas: A Biography
by Marc Eliot [Biography Douglas]

book cover Clint Eastwood
American Rebel: The Life of Clint Eastwood
by Marc Eliot [Biography Eastwood]

book cover Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford: Imperfect Hero
by Garry Jenkins [791.432 ForYj]

book cover Michael J. Fox
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned
by Michael J. Fox [Biography Fox]

book cover Jeff Foxworthy
Redneck Classic: The Best of Jeff Foxworthy
by Jeff Foxworthy [817 Fox]

book cover Stephen Fry
The Fry Chronicles
by Stephen Fry [Biography Fry]

book cover James Garner
The Garner Files
by James Garner and Jon Winokur [Biography Garner]

book cover Stephen Hawking
My Brief History
by Stephen Hawking [Biography Hawking]

book cover Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins: The Biography
by Quentin Falk [792.092 HopYf]

book cover Dennis Hopper
Hollywood Hellraisers: The Wild Lives and Fast Times of Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson
by Robert Sellers [791.43 Sel]

book cover Howard Hughes
Boxes: The Secret Life of Howard Hughes
by Douglas Wellman [Biography Hughes]

book cover Mick Jagger
Mick Jagger
by Philip Norman [Music 781.66 Jag]

book cover James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones: Voices and Silences
by James Earl Jones and Penelope Niven [791.432 Jon]

book cover Larry King
Truth Be Told: Off the Record About Favorite Guests, Memorable Moments, Funniest Jokes, and a Half Century of Asking Questions
by Larry King [Biography King]

book cover Stephen King
Haunted Heart: The Life and Times of Stephen King
by Lisa Rogak [Biography King]

book cover Hugh Laurie
Hugh Laurie: The Biography
by Anthony Bunko [Biography Laurie]

book cover George Lucas
Mythmaker: The Life and Work of George Lucas
by John Baxter [791.432 LucYb]

book cover Steve Martin
Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life
by Steve Martin [Biography Martin]

book cover Bill Murray
Cinderella Story: My Life in Golf
by Bill Murray [796.352 Mur]

book cover Willie Nelson
Willie Nelson: An Epic Life
by Joe Nick Patoski [Biography Nelson]

book cover Bob Newhart
I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!
by Bob Newhart [817 New]

book cover Jack Nicholson
Nicholson: A Biography
by Marc Eliot [Biography Nicholson]

book cover Bill O'Reilly
A Bold Fresh Piece of Humanity
by Bill O'Reilly [Biography O'Reilly]

book cover Barack Obama
The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
by David Remnick [Biography Obama]

book cover Tom Osborne
Tom Osborne on Leadership: Life Lessons From a Three-Time National Championship Coach
by Pat Williams and Mike Babcock [Biography Osborne]

book cover Ozzy Osbourne
I am Ozzy
by Ozzy Osbourne and Chris Ayres [Biography Osbourne]

book cover Al Pacino
Al Pacino: In Conversation with Lawrence Grobel
by Lawrence Grobel and Al Pacino [791.432 PacYg]

book cover Jimmy Page
Light and Shade: Conversations With Jimmy Page
by Brad Tolinski and Jimmy Page [Music 781.66 Pag]

book cover Regis Philbin
How I Got This Way
by Regis Philbin [Biography Philbin]

book cover Colin Powell
It Worked For Me: In Life and Leadership
by Colin L. Powell and Tony Koltz [Biography Powell]

book cover Prince
Possessed: The Rise and Fall of Prince
by Alex Hahn [Music 781.66 PriYh]

book cover Robert Redford
Robert Redford: The Biography
by Michael Feeney Callan [Biography Redford]

book cover Keith Richards
Life
by Keith Richards and James Fox [Biography Richards]

book cover Don Rickles
Rickles' Book: A Memoir
by Don Rickles [817 Ric]

book cover Andy Rooney
Andy Rooney: 60 Years of Wisdom and Wit
by Andy Rooney [081 Roo]

book cover Arnold Schwarenegger
Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story
by Arnold Schwarzenegger [Biography Schwarzenegger]

book cover William Shatner
Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large
by William Shatner [Biography Shatner]

book cover Martin Sheen
Along the Way: The Journey of a Father and Son
by Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez [Biography Sheen]

book cover Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg: A Biography
by Joseph McBride [791.432 SpiYm]

book cover Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen: The Illustrated biography
by Chris Rushby [Music 781.66 Spr]

book cover Rod Stewart
Rod: The Autobiography
by Rod Stewart [Biography Stewart]

book cover Sting
Broken Music: A Memoir
by Sting [Music 781.66 Sti]

book cover Barry Switzer
Bootlegger's Boy
by Barry Switzer and Bud Drake [796.332 Swi]

book cover George Takei
To the Stars: The Autobiography of George Takei, Star Trek's Mr. Sulu
by George Takei [791.452 Tak]

book cover Donald Trump
No Such Thing as Over-Exposure: Inside the Life and Celebrity of Donald Trump
by Robert Slater [333.33 Sla]

book cover Steven Tyler
Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?
by Steven Tyler and David Dalton [Biography Tyler]

book cover Denzel Washington
A Hand to Guide Me
by Denzel Washington , Daniel Paisner and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America [920.02 Was]

book cover Roger L. Welsch
Embracing Fry Bread: Confessions of a Wannabe
by Roger L. Welsch [Biography Welsch]

book cover Robin Williams
The Life and Humor of Robin Williams: A Biography
by Jay David [Biography Williams]

Compiled December 2013 carrie k / Adapted for the web December 2013 sdc

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