J. Michael Straczynski has had one of the most varied careers of any American writer, penning hundreds of hours of television, comic books for Marvel and DC that have sold over 13 million copies, and movies that have grossed over a billion dollars. Neil Gaiman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books, including Norse Mythology, Neverwhere, and The Graveyard Book. Among his numerous literary awards are the Newbery and Carnegie medals, and the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, and Will Eisner awards. Originally from England, he now lives in America.
J. Michael Straczynski is, without question, one of the greatest science fiction minds of our time. -- Max Brooks (<em>World War Z</em>) A fascinating journey through careers in three different professions-comic books, TV, and movies-from an accomplished master of each. Rare to have such detail and such access. A major literary autobiography! -- Bestselling author Greg Bear I just finished reading Becoming Superman and can, without a mote of hyperbole, state it is one of the most terrifying and inspirational, funny and empathic nonfiction books of our time. I'm too old to be currying favors. Just trust me. Buy it or die! -- Walter Koenig Becoming Superman is a valuable resource for those wishing to look behind the curtain to one of pop culture's most cherished and esteemed writers [...] It is an incredible story of familial abuse and its aftermath, of perseverance and fortitude, of endurance and determination. Highly recommended. -- Fantasy Book Review Gripping. An amazing testament to the range of human durability and determination, overcoming our impossibly dark side with something even more unlikely and miraculous -- hope. -- Hugo and Nebula Award Winning Novelist David Brin Straczynski's life story is simultaneously horrifying and uplifting. He survives a childhood worse than almost anything you could imagine and ends up taking an unlikely path to Hollywood success. It's funny, sad, infuriating, and inspiring--often all at once. -- Jason Snell, host of The Incomparable podcast