Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

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On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the 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?)
Picking up where his bestselling memoir left off–having been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile–Alda finds himself not only glad to be alive but searching for a way to squeeze the most juice out of his new life. Looking for a sense of meaning that would make this extra time count, he listens in on things he’s heard himself saying in private and in public 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 unique and hilarious meditations on questions great and small. Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself is another superb Alan Alda performance, as inspiring and entertaining as the man himself.

Baker & Taylor
The popular actor and author of Never Have Your Dog Stuffed looks back to reassess the meaning of his own life and the paths he has taken, from the turbulent 1960s to the tragedy of September 11, and to answer such questions as "What do I value?" and "What, exactly, is the good life?" as reflected in such areas as art, family, money, fame, and activism. 175,000 first printing.

Baker
& Taylor

The popular actor looks back to reassess the meaning of his own life and the paths he has taken, from the turbulent 1960s to the tragedy of September 11, and to answer such questions as "What do I value?" and "What, exactly, is the good life?"

Publisher: New York : Random House, c2007
ISBN: 9781400066179
Branch Call Number: 792.028092 Alda
Characteristics: 209 p.

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Yavin
Jul 20, 2017

A lot speeches and advice from Alda intermixed with tales of his past, stories from the business and historical events. Being read by the author makes it even more fun. Well worth it for fans of Alan Alda.

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ilovewhippets
Nov 03, 2013

Alan Alda is a good, entertaining and an interesting writer, story-teller! I recommend his books whole-heartedly!

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sunny29
Aug 09, 2010

We listened to this in the car on a road trip...entertaining, thought provoking, and historical.

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AlohaGecko
Jun 30, 2010

order only

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nitetraino
Mar 05, 2008

Some very good listening material, although a bit long in parts. Some good history too.

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