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Halfway through the book, the reader feels as though he knows Mandel on a personal level. The stories that he relates as a young man trying to find himself are both sincere and gut wrenchingly hysterical. The man sure knows how to spin a yarn, and we the reader are fortunate for it.
The book chronicles his career from being a young boy, until being a huge commercial success with the popular game show "Deal or no Deal," and his hidden camera show, "Howie Do It." If you don't laugh out loud reading this memoir, then you do not know what funny is.
Pros: Easy read. Funny, I laughed out loud a few times. Learned some tidbits about Howie that I didn't know: He was the voice of Gizmo in Gremlins as well as the voice of Animal, Skeeter and Bunsen Honeydew in the Muppet Babies cartoon. He also never finished high school.
Cons: I would've liked more discussion of his mental health issues as the book is mostly the story of Howie the comedian and not Howie the germophobe.
like having 200 more pages of it to enjoy. He writes from the heart and you can really feel for him and his family. I actually laughed
so hard I cried in parts. I hope he will be able to control his ADHD long enough to write another book because I would truly love to
continue his stories.
While we've probably all heard the clichés about laughter being the best medicine, Mandel has actually survived due to his ability to laugh and to make others laugh despite his pain. Having suffered with these two potentially debilitating disorders since he was a child, putting his struggles out in the open allowed some light to shine into his surprisingly dark world. To anyone who has not experienced some form of uncontrollable emotional or mental issue, the fear of shaking hands or the inability to stay focused may seem ridiculous. But the OCD fears are very real --- even terrifying. And the nonstop thoughts can keep the ADHD sufferer from ever completing a task.
Obviously, it is a wonder that Mandel was able to complete the task of writing this book. As he said in an interview, "I could maybe see myself writing a pamphlet but never a book!" Perhaps that was why he was assisted by Josh Young --- no doubt part of Young's job was to keep Mandel focused. In any case, the result is a fast-paced book with as many anecdotes as you would expect from a primal stand-up comic. What you might not expect, however, is the candor with which he reveals character traits that could be very offensive to some.Read more ›
Howie's life, as so honestly shared in this memoir, is proof that when we remain true to ourselves and our passion, success is likely to follow. I applaud Howie for revealing some embarrassing moments when his impulses got the best of him, and also for respecting the privacy of his children by NOT revealing many details about their own lives.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this very much. He's such a "quirky" personality & funny!!Published 5 months ago by J. Bumsted
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 5 months 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 9 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 9 months ago by Jean Lawrence