Books

Although Kirk Douglas is best known as a film star, he has also had a distinguished career as an author of both non-fiction and fiction. All proceeds received when purchasing his books through the links below will be donated to the charitable activities of The Douglas Foundation.

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The Ragman’s Son (1988)

Kirk Douglas’s best-selling autobiography, an account of a life that began in poverty and led to international film stardom.

Dance With the Devil (1990)

Middle-aged Hollywood director Danny Dennison finds his respectable life unraveling when he meets a sensuous call girl whose captivating sexuality threatens to shatter his long-guarded secrets.

The Gift (1992)

An orphaned heiress learns to face life on its own terms when she meets a Portuguese bullfighter.

Last Tango in Brooklyn (1994)

An aging personal trainer and young medical librarian’s love affair meets the disapproval of family and friends.

The Broken Mirror (1997)

A fictional account, aimed at young readers, of a Jewish boy who faces the horrors of the Holocaust.

Young Heroes of the Bible (1999)

Five stories from Old Testament history retold for young readers.

Climbing the Mountain: My Search for Meaning (2001)

A memoir that picks up where Kirk’s autobiography The Ragman’s Son left off, focusing on his re-immersion in his Jewish faith.

My Stroke of Luck (2003)

Kirk’s inspirational account of his recovery from a debilitating stroked suffered in 1995.

Let’s Face It: 90 Years of Living, Loving & Learning (2007)

Kirk’s book of reflections and reminiscences conveys the wisdom of a life fully and well lived.

I Am Spartacus!: Making a Film, Breaking the Blacklist

On the 50th anniversary of the classic film, Kirk recounts how SPARTACUS was made--and broke the Hollywood blacklist in the process.

Life Could Be Verse

Kirk offers us an intimate look into his life through this collection of poetry, prose, and photographs.

Kirk and Anne: Letters of Love, Laughter, and a Lifetime in Hollywood

Written with his wife Anne, these letters and photos offer an intimate glimpse into a love story that has lasted for 63 years...and counting! To be published May 2, 2017, it is now available for pre-order.