Marilyn Russell Talks 'Buseyisms' with Gary Busey!

September 13, 2018

Marilyn Russell spoke with Gary Busey about his new book, Buseyisms: Gary Busey's Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, on sale now. The book combines his words of wisdom-- "Buseyisms"-- and celebrity stories. 

 “What is a Buseyism? I take the letters that spell a word to create a definition for the word in the truth of its deeper, dimensional meaning. I weave in my personal anecdotes along with my musings on how I live life successfully according to my experiences. Who am I, a genius, a crazy madman, to give advice? This is not advice. I am sharing the life lessons I learned while surviving the ups and downs of almost 50 years in Hollywood, a near fatal motorcycle accident, a drug overdose, two divorces, bankruptcy and cancer in the middle of my face. I may turn concepts you usually believe in upside down with my bizarre stories, but that comes with the dinner. These are my life lessons, my B.I.B.L.E.―Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.” ―Gary Busey


Listen to the whole interview here: 


About Gary Busey  -  A prolific character actor, Busey has appeared in over 150 films, including Lethal Weapon, Predator 2, Point Break, Under Siege, The Firm, Carried Away, A Star is Born, The Buddy holly Story, The Gumball Rally, etc, etc. Gary Busey won an Oscar nomination for his title role in The Buddy Holly Story. He has also made guest appearances on many television shows, including GunsmokeWalker, Texas RangerLaw & OrderScrubs, and Entourage. He currently lives in Malibu, California. Gary Busey was born on June 29, 1944, in Goose Creek, Texas. Raised in Oklahoma, Busey attended Pittsburg State University in Kansas on a football scholarship before a knee injury caused him to abandon his pursuit of a professional sports career. While turning his attention toward theater studies, he played percussion with Leon Russell, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson. He transferred to Oklahoma State University, but dropped out before earning a degree.