This book (which I also read about a year ago) was what made Anthony Rapp my favorite actor ever. Okay, one of them :)
I like Anthony Rapp's honesty in this book. How he came out to his mom and how she felt about knowing this about her son.
It was cool to see how this one musical (and there were several others involved in Anthony Rapp's story) can shape someone's life so dramatically (both Anthony Rapp's and the people around him). But this memoir wasn't all about RENT. It only subtley revolved around it. It was the torque, but not necessarily the force (I know I got that wrong... that's why I'm getting a B- in physics...).
As a humongous fan of this musical, it was really cool to "go backstage" and see the audition process, Jonathan Larson's script writing, sound checks, costumes, etc. It was amazing and beautiful and you could tell that Rapp cared about everything he did and everything came with it (his own acting performance, the amazing people he was with, the list could go on and on.
If you want to read a memoir that is completely honest and heartfelt and you also love RENT, this book is for you!
I give 'Without You':
Thanks for reading!