By Chancellor Agard
October 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT

Hal, Walter White, LBJ. That’s how most of us know Bryan Cranston: through his iconic roles. In this captivating and unconventional autobiography, Cranston eschews standard chapters and instead breaks up his life into the other parts he has played—estranged son, father, minister (he married many couples in his youth), vagabond biker. Humorous, self-aware, and self-deprecating throughout, the book gives a fascinating peek at how Cranston’s mind works, even at its darkest. While acknowledging his talent, the 60-year-old also stresses the importance of hard work, making this a worthwhile read for nascent actors, too.