Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
By (author) Alan Alda
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Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself by Alan Alda
Book DescriptionPicking up where his bestselling memoir "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed" left off having been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile beloved actor and acclaimed author Alan Alda offers an insightful and funny look at some impossible questions he s asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?) Here, Alda listens in on things he s heard himself saying at critical points in his life from the turbulence of the sixties, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, to the ache of September 11, and beyond. Reflecting on the transitions in his life and in all our lives, he notices that doorways are where the truth is told, and wonders if there s one thing art, activism, family, money, fame that could lead to a life of meaning. In a book that is candid, wise, and as questioning as it is incisive, Alda amuses and moves us with his uniquely hilarious meditations on questions great and small. Praise for "Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself" Engagingly thoughtful and thought-provoking . . . [Alan Alda] candidly shares many stories of his life, so easily and wittily you can hear him speak as you read. "Sydney Sun Herald" Alda is chatty, easygoing and humble, rather like a Mr. Rogers for grownups. His words of inspiration would be a perfect gift for a college grad or for anyone facing major life changes. "Publishers Weekly "(starred review) Smart, engaged, funny and observant. "San Antonio Express-News""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812977523
(203mm x 135mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Random House Trade
Publisher: Random House Trade
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan Alda
Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, Paperback (October 2008)
An account of some questions the author has asked himself over the years. This book is candid, and as questioning as it is incisive. It features meditations on questions great and small.
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Alan Alda
A funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only begun to grow. This book presents the story of turning points in his life, events that would make him what he is - if only he could survive them. It is filled with curiosity about nature, good humour and honesty.
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Author Biography - Alan Alda
Alan Alda is the author of "Never Have Your Dog Stuffed." He is the winner of numerous awards, including six Emmys and six Golden Globes, and has been nominated for an Academy Award. He played Hawkeye Pierce for eleven years on the television series M*A*S*H, has acted in, written, and directed many feature films, and has appeared often on Broadway. His avid interest in science has led to his hosting PBS s Scientific American Frontiers for eleven years. He is married to the children s book author and photographer Arlene Alda. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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