One of the biggest stars of the 1990’s smash hit television series Beverly Hills, 90210, Jason Priestley talks with wit and humor about his near-fatal racing crash, fatherhood, his brief stint in prison, and his nine years in America’s most famous zip code.
In the nineties, Beverly Hills, 90210 was a smash hit on television. One of the show’s biggest stars was Jason Priestley, who played Brandon Walsh. But Priestley has never before shared his private life and the innermost stories of his experiences in America’s most famous zip code. Now, in this candid memoir, he talks about his nine years on Beverly Hills 90210, his near-fatal racing crash, fatherhood, and his brief stint in prison.
Jason Priestley: A Memoir tells the compelling story of Jason Priestley’s ups and downs. In 2000, he was sentenced to five days in jail for drunk driving. But this brush with the law was not his greatest low. In 2002, he was seriously injured during a practice run at the Kentucky Speedway when he crashed his racing car into a wall at nearly 180 miles an hour.
Eventually Priestley made a full recovery, married, and had two children. Despite the horrendous accident, Priestley has not lost his love of car racing He also continues to act, currently starring as Richard “Fitz” Fitzpatrick in the show Call Me Fitz. In this memoir, Priestley talks candidly about what it was like to be a 90’s icon, how he has been shaped by a tumultuous life marked by great highs and devastating lows, and where he gets his greatest happiness today.