Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

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By (author) Alan Alda

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  • Publisher: ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 124mm x 196mm x 16mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 2 October 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 009951964X
  • ISBN 13: 9780099519645
  • Sales rank: 102,514

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'The message is consistent: it's not what you do in life, but how you do it. Notice everything. Always be open to new ideas, new experiences. Alda is chatty, easygoing and humble ...His words of inspiration would be a perfect gift' - "Publishers Weekly". Acclaimed actor and internationally bestselling author Alan Alda has written a shrewd and funny account of 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 60s, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, and to the ache of September 11. He notices that 'doorways are where the truth is told', and wonders what one thing - art, activism, family, money, fame - 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 witty meditations on questions great and small.

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Alan Alda played 'Hawkeye' Pierce for eleven years in the television series M*A*S*H and has acted in, written, and directed many feature films. He has starred often on Broadway and his avid interest in science has led to his hosting PBS's Scientific American Frontiers for eleven years. He was nominated for an Academy Award in 2005 and has been nominated for thirty EMMY awards. He is married to children's book author/photographer, Arlene Alda. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.