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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things Ive Learned
Never Have Your Dog Stuffed And Other Things Ive Learned
Author: Alan Alda
He’s one of America’s 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 didn...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781422366127
ISBN-10: 142236612X
Publication Date: 1/1/2005
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Random House (NY)
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Bonnie avatar reviewed Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things Ive Learned on + 364 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I like Alan Alda, but geez, over the years he annoyed me, that constant need for Hawkeye to always be funny, always stretching for the next laugh. We stopped watching M*A*S*H because of him. However, if I happened to catch him in something where he wasn't playing the buffoon, I really liked him. A fine actor.
With that said, I am not sure what made me order this book, but I did, and it sat on my Mount TBR a very short time. Surprising as the Mount is enormous. The first third or so is interesting, his young life with a famous father and crazy mother, but nothing too dramatic, surprising for him. It was when he began talking about M*A*S*H that the book began to shine, but that didn't go on long enough as it is a short book. Yet he maintained the page-turning interest with his near-death emergency in Chile, and brought the book to a nice close. Fortunately, this paperback edition has a really interesting, pertinent-to-the-title, afterword written after the hardcover was published.
I would definitely have enjoyed reading more about his personal family life, of which there was very, very little written. Surprised again.
I recommend this book even if you aren't a huge fan of his.
reviewed Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things Ive Learned on + 95 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Somewhat dark. I had to "hear" Alda's words to find the humor in it.
reviewed Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things Ive Learned on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What's not to like about Alan Alda? Seriously, I've been a fan for decades, but there were a lot of things in this book that were news to me! A great read!!
jeffp avatar reviewed Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things Ive Learned on + 201 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I nice, light hearted read about Alda and his past. He's lead an interesting life, and if you're a fan you'll want to read this.
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