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Alan gives us a very personal insight into the meaning of life, or more accurately what it is to be human.
Insofar as they interrupt the flow of the narrative, Alda's excerpted speeches--if arguably the raison d'être of the book--are actually its weakest part.
You can lead a horse to water....but...(you know the saying) I enjoyed his book and will buy his next one too.
This book had a lot of insightful thoughts. I really enjoyed it. It's one you can read again and again and you get more out of it each time…Published 1 month ago by Vickie Lacks
I've been living with and sharing Never Have Your Dog Stuffed on the book review circuit, but this book disappointed. As a backup source, it was OK. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sharron L. Lucky
I read another of Alan Alda's biographies and was intrigued with his ideas, so bought this, but am not totally enamored with it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by krosmon
Bought several copies for this year's "Christmas book". Alda writes with a remarkably kind and open heart...you will feel better after reading this book.Published 9 months ago by K Nelson
He's a fascinating man. So much more than "the guy in Mash." You wish you could just hang out with him.Published 10 months ago by J. H. Welch
This book is a pleasant read, but only a re-hash of preparing for and delivering commencement speeches based upon a life experience. Mr. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Coyote Bob
I love Alan Alda! I loved being able to hear his voice while I was reading this book. BUT I was very disappointed to realize that basically this book reprints speeches Alda has... Read morePublished 12 months ago by David K. Anderson
It's a great read, an honest and humble revelation of his life. I especially enjoyed
his actual past speeches to college grads. Read more