Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

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Click for availability and more information Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, by Alan Alda

One of the best books I've read in a long time is Alan Alda's Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself (2007). Best known as "Hawkeye" Pierce in the hit television series M*A*S*H, Alda has become a popular choice to speak at corporate, professional and academic events. In the process of writing speeches, he has been forced to analyze his philosophy on many subjects and on many levels. He admits that he is sometimes intimidated by his audience, and doesn't feel qualified to speak to the group; but he preservers and gets through it somehow. One of the best chapters titled "Love Your Art, Poor as It May Be" gives valuable insight into acting. He questions the meaning of "celebrity". The book also reveals some interesting anecdotes from his personal life. As you can imagine, Alan Alda is a very humorous, but sensitive, writer. It's a quick and easy read, and well worth your time.
-Carl

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