Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

ISBN-10: 0812977521

ISBN-13: 9780812977523

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alan Alda

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On the heels of his acclaimed memoir,Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has writtenThings 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 Myselfis another superb Alan Alda performance, as inspiring and entertaining as the man himself. From the Hardcover edition.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 258
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself
Lingering at the Door
Playing in the Street
Bandages and Badinage
The Talking and the Doing of It
A Passion for Reason
Where Is the Place of Understanding?
"Love Your Art, Poor as It May Be"
The Meaning of Life in a Glass of Water
When the Breeze Was Scarce, I Named the Boat Patience
Winning the War on Winning
Pass the Plate, Mr. Feynman
As Friends Go ...
Taking the Wider Way
Celebrity and Its Discontents
Bosco's Belly
Afterword: What Was That All About?
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