From Publishers Weekly
"In this ebullient, often rancorous autobiography, the stage, film and TV actor describes vividly the hassles that cost him the plum role in The Graduate and numerous other setbacks before he starred in The Heartbreak Kid . Instructive and entertaining, his story includes tidbits on Mike Nichols, Elaine May, Roman Po lanski, Ellen Burstyn, Simon & Garfunkel, and many other luminaries, none more intriguing than the un sinkable Grodin," said PW. Photos.
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From Library Journal
Actor, writer, producer, and director Grodin--whose career has had notable ups, and downs--shows that perseverance should be the motto of anyone striving to succeed. The incidents of his naive youth in Pittsburgh--e.g., tackling a fully accoutered bruiser in order to make a football team--are fully as engaging as days at the Actor's Studio, cowboy parts in 1960s TV Westerns, lead role in Broadway's Same Time, Next Year , or flailing the rapids in the film Midnight Run . Having recognized the impression he made in Heartbreak Kid , Grodin in this engrossing autobiography atones for the sin of abandoning Jeannie Berlin on their honeymoon. Recommended.- Kim Holston, American Inst. for Property and Liability Underwriters, Malvern, Pa.
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