By Jon Cryer
Growing up in a New York theatrical family, it only seemed natural that Jon Cryer wanted to be an actor even before he became a teenager. He made an early mark in movies with 1986’s Pretty in Pink, but for years, his quest to become a TV star sputtered badly in repeated pilot fizzles. Finally, he hit gold with Two and a Half Men. His stories about his steep climb up the mountain of fame and what he experienced when he finally achieved that peak are entertaining and telling. A first-class showbiz memoir.