If fans of Clint Eastwood believe they know him from his movies or his publicity propaganda, then they're advised to think again. Millions of Eastwood fans falsely think that the on-screen Clint and the real-life Clint are one and the same. But that's not the case, according to the author, Patrick McGilligan. He presents Clinton Eastwood Junior --- the man, the actor, and the star --- as he is, not as he is portrayed to be. He effectively reveals the innermost Clint by imparting anecdotes, most of which are not flattering, from Eastwood's childhood, early adulthood, and the long years of success and stardom.