Thanks for this Marilyn, one of my favorites too. I liked Maverick the most.
From the first time I saw James Garner on TV as Bret Maverick, I was ever so slightly in love. I watched the show faithfully whenever Garner starred in the episode. They tried adding more Mavericks, but for me, there was only one. Apparently that’s how most viewers felt — when Garner was gone, the show was gone.
When I saw him in “The Americanization of Emily,” our relationship was sealed. I was a fan for life. Although I have not seen every movie he ever made, I’ve seen most of them. I’ve liked some, loved most. Whenever one of his movies shows up on cable, it goes on the DVR. Fortunately Garry is a fan too.
Now, about the book. If you had the impression that Jim Garner is a plain-spoken guy with strong…
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