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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned (Random House Large Print Biography)

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Hes one of Americas most recognizable and acclaimed actors-a star on Broadway, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, writing, and directing, during his eleven years on M*A*S*H. Now Alan Alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances.

“My mother didnt try to stab my father until I was six,” begins Aldas irresistible story. The son of a popular actor and a loving but mentally ill mother, he spent his early childhood backstage in the erotic and comic world of burlesque and went on, after early struggles, to achieve extraordinary success in his profession.

Yet Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is not a memoir of show-business ups and downs. It is a moving and funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only just begun to grow.

It is the story of turning points in Aldas life, events that would make him what he is-if only he could survive them.

From the moment as a boy when his dead dog is returned from the taxidermists shop with a hideous expression on his face, and he learns that death cant be undone, to the decades-long effort to find compassion for the mother he lived with but never knew, to his acceptance of his father, both personally and professionally, Alda learns the hard way that change, uncertainty, and transformation are what life is made of, and true happiness is found in embracing them.

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, filled with curiosity about nature, good humor, and honesty, is the crowning achievement of an actor, author, and director, but surprisingly, it is the story of a life more filled with turbulence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen.

About the Author

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 PBSs 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 the childrens book author/photographer Arlene Alda. They have three grown children and seven grandchildren.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739325520
Subtitle:
And Other Things I've Learned
Publisher:
Random House Large Print
Author:
Alda, Alan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Large type books
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Actors -- United States.
Subject:
General Biography
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Random House Large Print Biography
Publication Date:
20050927
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-PP PHOTO INSERT
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.54x6.34x1.09 in. 1.60 lbs.

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