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Mr. Arkin provides so may fascinating stories from his own life which will lead the reader to his own self-examination.
I was amazed at how quickly I read through the book, partially due to the flowing style of writing, but also due to my interest in Alan Arkin as an actor.
Each chapter was consistently interesting and it gave me much perspective regarding Arkin and surprisingly some perspective about my own life.
AA has been my favorite actor for 45 years. I've written him twice and he wrote back with excellent advice about my kid who is a very gifted improv artist. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lynne Wainfan
I was expecting the usual biography, complete with info about co-stars, directors. I especially wanted to hear about his first movie, The Russians are Coming and working with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Steven R. Smith
This is an interesting memoir of Arkin's early struggles as am actor & how improvisation helped him I'm his growth as an actor and human being plus his study of metaphysics helped... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dennis W. Wong
I judge a book not by its cover, but rather by what it inspires me to do. This book compelled me to read parts of it to the rest of my family before I even finished it, that's how... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bill Hensley
Brilliant memoir and inadvertent guide to life (on flow, acceptance, working with inner issues, and what it means to be human). Read morePublished 7 months ago by Cuddle Bug
In an age where social media has reduced communication to sentence fragments, Alan Arkin in his experiences as an actor and a workshop facilitator brings back spontaneous face to... Read morePublished 11 months ago by David P
An Impoverish Life By Alan Arkin is one of the best books I have ever read.
This work is candid, funny, and insightful in a memoir style by a character actor that has played... Read more
Oh my. I'm so glad I bought this book. I can see him writing it. Really, it is an improvised life, the dual tasks of finding his art of what he was clearly put on this earth to... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Chris bct
Very interesting to read his history and process of acting. I would recommend this book to any aspiring performer. It will help in thinking about authenticity.Published 14 months ago by alysong