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.