Never Have your Dog Stuffed

Never Have your Dog Stuffed

And Other Things I've Learned

Book - 2005
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A memoir by the award-winning actor and director describes growing up with a schizophrenic mother and renowned actor father, and recounts the various turning points in his life.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400064090
1400064090
Branch Call Number: 92 AL21 2005
Characteristics: viii, 224 p., [16] p. of plates ; 25 cm

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Jane_Sm
Oct 27, 2017

Lost steam (I thought) in the latter part, but the childhood anecdotes were wonderfully told!

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ilovewhippets
Oct 07, 2013

Worth-while, interesting book! I recommend it!

JCLHopeH Apr 24, 2013

I’ve enjoyed Alan Alda as an actor, and after reading this book, I appreciate him more as a person, too. He recounts various major events in his life, both trials and tribulations, all with a dose of honest humor. His down-to-earth story is a reminder that behind the camera, celebrities still face real life challenges like the rest of us, and there are always lessons we can learn from each other, including – you guessed it – you probably shouldn’t have your beloved childhood pet stuffed.

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mhungerford
Aug 04, 2011

Very interesting. A little slow, and strange at the beginning, but very interesting.

Caminodepaz Jun 05, 2010

I’ve heard that many talented comedians have overcome personal tragedies to be the funny people they are. In Never Have Your Dog Stuffed And Other Things I’ve Learned, Alan Alda reveals some of the difficulties he has faced. “My mother didn’t try to stab my father until I was six” is the opening line of this sincere record of his life. Alan speaks to you as a friend and he is a friend you’ll enjoy getting to know. Alda has just written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, a new memoir in which you get to know more about the inner workings of his mind.

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AnamCara
Oct 27, 2007

Alan Alda has a real way with words. He decided to write a different kind of Hollywood autobiography and his stories and life lessons are all delivered with is great sense of humour and his own particular outlook on life.

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