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In this reflective autobiography, written with verve and passion, actor, comedian and game show host Mandel alternates between funny anecdotes and stories of intense personal problems, opening with a description of his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and the situations in his Toronto childhood that shaped his comedy career. Despite little experience, Mandel left Canada for Los Angeles to pursue stand-up comedy, where he eventually moved from the clubs to cable specials, an album, and numerous late-night talk show appearances, success he'd parlay into film roles and a 6-year stint on NBC hospital dramedy St. Elsewhere. Mandel soon developed what he calls "Obsessive Prankster Disorder," a need to stage elaborate practical jokes, some quite amusing. Not all is fun and games, however; Mandel also describes how mental disorders and medical crises have impacted his career, and balances his triumphs with lengthy surveys of failed performances. Mandel's fans will love this book for its intimate revelations, taking readers deep inside the head of the manic star.
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“A frank and funny memoir.”
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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058M8OZ8
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,471,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Michael J. Dilena on December 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Howie Mandel (that's one "l" not two,) has been one of the funniest comedians to come around in over two decades. In this personal biography, Mandel entails his funniest moments throughout his professional, as well as his personal life. Mandel struggles on a daily basis with his diagnosed "OCD" and "HDHD," but he has the unique ability to find humor in the very uncomfortable situations that only he can.
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.
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About: Biography of comedian Howie Mandel, Adult ADHD and OCD sufferer, germophobe and host of Deal Or No Deal

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.

Grade: B
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I ask for this book for Christmas, because I have OCD, hoping to read about someone else and learn from their own experience with this disorder. I love Howie Mandel, but this book offers nothing on OCD, instead it is a autobiography on how Howie got to where he is today, with some shocking things that I really didn't need to know, like how he can be really vulgar at times, using the f--- word a lot, when on stage and not getting the reaction from the audience that he wants, and how he can play some really, really, cruel jokes on really good friends, taking it way to far. I still love him, but I think he needs to take responsibility for his actions, and even with ADHD, that is no excuse for bad behavior. If you want to learn about OCD, this is not the book to buy.
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This book was one of the most enjoyable autobiographies that I have read. The only fault with it is that it is a fast read and I would
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.
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Let me begin by saying that biographies, memoirs and autobiographies are among my least favorite reads. However, some of the best books I've read fall into these categories. So what's the deal? I guess I've just been fortunate, and my luck continues with Howie Mandel's offering. His story, HERE'S THE DEAL, is not only an attempt to educate readers about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and adult Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, but it also serves as a catharsis for the author. He admits in the beginning that he was writing about himself, for himself.

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.
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I loved it and I love Howie Mandel. Regardless of all his "hangups" he seems to be a fantastic and caring person. If you like Howie and you like to laugh read this book.....you'll love it too!
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A fun romp with Howie he lets you into his head and you feel like your his friend and he's confiding in you. Some parts are heartrending however with humor. It just shows you we all have some kind of issues and how you deal with them shows character and....Howie is some kind of character. Hilarious and real he doesn't hold back you gotta love him!:) Very Enjoyable read.
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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 cruel and went WAY TOO FAR as others have pointed out. Cringe-y. I also do not think this was a result of his OCD or ADHD--more like some deep-seated hostility. Don't know what that was about. Also--I have atrial fib and am never in normal sinus rhythm. I have failed, as they say, both rhythm-regulating drugs (almost killed me--hospital), and blood thinners (cost me sight in one eye). A cardioversion went wrong--so that was out. And I said no to ablations--so often they need to be redone. His took 10 hrs! So I could relate to this disorder pretty well--did he look into these procedures? Don't know--he did not say. Anyway, this is a portrait of a personality--I will leave it at that.
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