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By Bryan Cranston

A poignant, intimate, humorous, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age tale and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, cherished and acclaimed superstar of 1 of history’s such a lot profitable television exhibits, Breaking undesirable.

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As Jim drove off I waited for an explanation. When that wasn舗t forthcoming, I asked. He nodded and smiled. 舠Inside the bag was dried India ink,舡 he said. When the paper got saturated and fell apart, the powder would expand and bloom and spread throughout the pool, finally settling on the plaster siding and bottom and permanently staining it. The owners would have to drain the pool and sandblast the entire surface to remove it. That舗s why he told me not to open the bag. It would have stained my hands.

But my mom pressed on. In spite of her growing desperation and despair, there was something valiant about her tenacity. I think she really did believe the swap meets would save us. But in the end, the numbers wouldn舗t add up. After a while, the bank told her that we were going to lose the house. And then we did. Professor Flipnoodle I got adequate grades, but the teacher comment section of my report card was always filled with ominous statements: Bryan needs to apply himself. Bryan is often goofing around and disruptive.

A lot of eggs. When we reached our limit we舗d drive to a cool, temperature-controlled room to unload. From there, each individual egg went through a washer舒we thought of it as a mini car wash. The machine took the egg on a conveyor belt ride though pressurized cool water. No hot or warm water. You didn舗t want to promote the process of decay. And then soft bristles scrubbed the fecal matter and urine off the shell. One of us would place the eggs onto the conveyor while the other watched each one pass by a high-watt lightbulb, looking through the gossamer shell for blood spots, which indicated a fertilized egg.

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