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“Jerry has made a fascinating career for himself by finding ways to put on a show and sell tickets at the door. Jerry has bloomed wherever he's been planted. His life has put him in the company of greats like Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Rat Pack, Robert Altman, and Steven Soderbergh, to name a few. Jerry's story chronicles his journey that involved a lot of improvising, love, and of course, luck. This story isn't just for music or movie lovers, or entrepreneurs....it's for everyone. So, pick up your copy of When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead by Jerry Weintraub… If there was a Mount Rushmore of legendary show business figures, he'd be one of them.” (Don Imus)
"When I Stop Talking is anything but a rote, let-the-record-show memoir . . . Although it's packed with stories he's surely been telling at dinner forever, the book is also a modest set of guidelines for how you too can be a successful mogul . . . it's written with stealth and style, doubtless shaped by his co-writer, Rich Cohen . . . The book, really, is a performance, a monologue by a guy comfortable hanging with Armand Hammer at Leonid Brezhnev's funeral or with Joey Bishop at a deli. It's a show based on horse pucky on braggadocio.” ( RJ Smith, LA Times )
“This is a guy who can tell a story. And boy does he have stories to tell. Weintraub exhibits no false modesty—or illusions. ‘Pretend you don’t hear the word ‘no,’ he writes. ‘I have accomplished almost nothing on the first or second or even the third try.’ It’s called chutzpah, and it works.” (People Magazine)
“There are five massive flat-screen TVs hanging on the living room wall of Jerry Weintraub’s Beverly Hills mansion. Upstairs in the bedroom there are five more. The reason for all the high-def? ‘I like to bet on football,’ says the 72-year-old überproducer, straightening his shirtcuffs as he settles into a comfortable sofa. ‘I like it a lot.’ The guy can afford to lose a few bets. Over the years he has amassed a fortune gambling in the entertainment industry . . . The point is, Weintraub knows a thing or two about placing bets. And his latest venture sounds like a sure thing—an autobiography, pithily titled When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man . . . a gripping personal story.” (Entertainment Weekly)
“Old chestnuts from this journey are lovingly, and often hilariously, burnished in Weintraub’s new memoir, When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead . . . The book, which is in no way a scandalous, showbiz tell-all, but a good-humored, and often self-deprecating romp of outrageous will and amazing fortune, also paints a picture of uncanny bliss.” (Nicole Laporte, The Daily Beast)
I saw most of the book Book on an HBO documentary. But still a great read. Liked the Yiddish terms.Published 4 days ago by joe
This book feels like one of Jerry Weintraub's self-acclaimed "big sell" jobs -- he plants the seeds for a great read, sets up the beginning with a lot of strength, and... Read morePublished 23 days ago by W. Frazier
I heard Larry King interview him once and knew that I had to purchase his autobiography - he made me laugh as he went through life with wonderful chutzpah!Published 23 days ago by Margi
Great songs by a great singer...strong voice and perfect diction...has sung many songs and been on many tv shows, etc Jaye P. Morgan.
I loved this book, it's like sitting at a smoky bar chewing a cohiba drinking a whisky and hanging out with a great man. loved itPublished 2 months ago by Neil Asher
This is a fascinating look at one of entertainment's greatest... facilitators.
But... a sequel, with more details, sure would be nice.
great book, def enjoyed the success of Jerry Weintraub. Very easy read, probably finished it in a few days. Worth the time!Published 3 months ago by Mobile Spot
Now here is a guy you would want to spend a few days with just to hear the stories, what a life. But underneath it all, the ultimate hustler and schmoozer.Published 3 months ago by The Pertster
If you're looking for a fast, light, conversational read, this is it. I read it in one sitting and was sorry it ended.Published 3 months ago by kate