Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

By: 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 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.

Title: Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

Author Name: Alan Alda

Categories: Entertainment & Performing Arts,

Publisher: Random House: 2007-09-04

ISBN Number: 1400066174

ISBN Number 13: 9781400066179

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 027873

Description: Very Good Condition. Binding tight, pages clean. Small dent at tail of spine. Dust Jacket lightly wrinkled at edges. Nice copy!