"Behind the lights and the applause, it isn't all laughs and Milton Berle has had the courage to face it and tell it. This is the gutsiest book I've read in years. It's dynamite." - Frank Sinatra
He was five when he first appeared on stage. At twelve, he was seduced by a chorus girl, the first of a long list of women, one of which was a famous Hollywood actress with whom he had a heartbreaking affair and by whom he fathered an illegitimate child. He rose to fabulous success on stage and screen, radio and tv, yet time and time again faced the abyss of shattering personal disaster. Now he strips away all pretenses to reveal the very human man behind the immortal jokester's mask. For this time Milton Berle is not after the sound of laughter but the ring of truth in the most enthralling story you have ever read.