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In this reflective autobiography, written with verve and passion, actor, comedian and game show host Mandel alternates between funny anecdotes and stories of intense personal problems, opening with a description of his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the situations in his Toronto childhood that shaped his comedy career. Despite little experience, Mandel left Canada for Los Angeles to pursue stand-up comedy, where he eventually moved from the clubs to cable specials, an album, and numerous late-night talk show appearances, success he'd parlay into film roles and a 6-year stint on NBC hospital dramedy St. Elsewhere. Mandel soon developed what he calls "Obsessive Prankster Disorder," a need to stage elaborate practical jokes, some quite amusing. Not all is fun and games, however; Mandel also describes how mental disorders and medical crises have impacted his career, and balances his triumphs with lengthy surveys of failed performances. Mandel's fans will love this book for its intimate revelations, taking readers deep inside the head of the manic star.
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“A frank and funny memoir.”
—New York Post
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Hilarious from start to finish. If you want a good laugh, get this book. There were some really funny stories that Howie tells in such a way that you will be laughing out loud!Published 9 days ago by diva girl
I loved it and I love Howie Mandel. Regardless of all his "hangups" he seems to be a fantastic and caring person. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lulu
Kind of funny in places--such as always looking for a ditch of water to pretend to fall in when he wet his pants--but it was repetitive and his practical jokes on his friends were... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Star
Howie Mandel exceeded my expectations in his description of his personal phobia. Great reading.Published 5 months ago by Richard J Tylen
Here’s the Deal: Don’t Touch Me is an autobiography of Howie Mendel, the comedian and host of the show Deal or No Deal. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amber Gregg
I thought this book would delve more into Howie's battle with OCD. While the book did mention it, the rest was a biography. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer