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Insult comic Rickles has written a feel-good memoir that's loaded with photos and sentiment. The only son of loving parents, today he's an 80-year-old grandfather who still performs nationwide. The most interesting bits—his climb to the top—are told only in broad strokes. The tone is friendly and conversational, however, as he describes, among other things, his style: "I found a distinct sense of sarcasm and humorous exaggeration." Rickles wanted to be a serious actor, but he started as a comic in strip clubs and worked his way up. His break came when Sinatra heard him—and he used Sinatra's influence to get him better gigs. Yet for a guy famous for calling others a "hockey puck," Rickles's story is Hollywood lite. There's no backstage drama, no sex, no gossip. When he name-drops celebrities, it's always in glowing terms. We learn of his short-lived TV shows, CPO Sharkey and The Don Rickles Show, and how voicing Mr. Potato Head in Toy Story jump-started his later career. Those looking for a sardonic autobiography will be disappointed; Rickles accentuates the positive. If he has a bad word to say about anyone, he'll probably save it for his act. (June)
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"What a terrific book. Honest, funny, down-to-earth. A helluva read."
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As most of the promotions have stated, the book is "written in Rickles' voice". But these are the same tales he's told on talk shows for numerous years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Classics Collector
Don Rickles is a wonderful comedian and has the power to give zingers, but lovingly. That's why he's gotten away with his humor as you know he truly is just ribbing a person for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ME
This was a surprisingly fun book to read. There are the bits you expect--his appearances on Carson, his friendships with The Rat Pack, etc--and several that you don't. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Biggles