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Becoming Superman: My Journey From Poverty to Hollywood

J. Michael Straczynski, the acclaimed writer behind Babylon 5, Sense8, Clint Eastwood’s Changeling and Marvel’s Thor, has penned a memoir revealing how the power of creativity enabled him to overcome the horrors of his youth: a dysfunctional family haunted by madness, murder and a terrible secret. To survive, he found refuge in his beloved comics and his dreams, immersing himself in imaginary worlds populated by superheroes whose amazing powers allowed them to overcome any adversity. It is a truly remarkable story from one of the great storytellers of our time.

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