Life Itself

Life Itself : A Memoir

3.87 (4,890 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

List price: US$27.99

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

He was fixture on television for over 30 years, co-hosting Siskel & Ebert at the Movies until Gene Siskel's death in 1999, and then with Richard Roper until 2006. Since 1967, he's been an influential film critic (and was the first to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for film criticism.) In 2006, complications from thyroid-cancer treatment resulted in the loss of ability to eat, drink, or speak. But with the loss of his voice, Ebert has only become a more prolific and influential writer. And now, for the first time, he tells the full, dramatic story of his life and career. He chronicles his loves, losses, and obsessions; his recovery from alcoholism, his marriage, his politics, and his spiritual beliefs. He also provides details about his years at the Sun-Times, his colorful newspaper friends, his friendships with Oprah Winfrey, Studs Terkel, and others, insights into stars like John Wayne, Lee Marvin, and Robert Mitchum, and his perspective on such influential directors as Ingmar Bergman, Martin Scorsese, and Werner Herzog. At the heart of all of Roger Ebert's work is his gift as a storyteller. And he will tell his own story with the wit, humor, poignancy, and insight that have been the hallmarks of his career for half a century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 448 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 38.1mm | 703.06g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 16 pages of b&w and colour photos
  • 0446584975
  • 9780446584975
  • 310,742

Review quote

"His story is inspirational, and his memoirs, Life Itself, are a pleasure to read....Spellbinding." "The Boston Review""show more

About Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert won the Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1975, and his reviews were syndicated in newspapers around the world. He was cohost of Siskel & Ebert and Ebert & Roeper for thirty-three years, and was a managing editor and reviewer for Ebert Presents At the Movies. He was the author of seventeen books, including Scorsese by Ebert and Awake in the Dark. Roger Ebert was also an honorary member of the Directors Guild of America. He received the Carl Sandburg Literary Award of the Chicago Public Library and won the Webby Awards Person of the Year in 2010. His website, rogerebert.com, receives 110 million visits a year. He lived with his wife, Chaz Hammelsmith Ebert, in Chicago. Roger Ebert passed away in 2013.show more

Rating details

4,890 ratings
3.87 out of 5 stars
5 28% (1,356)
4 41% (2,027)
3 23% (1,130)
2 6% (282)
1 2% (95)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X