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When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man Hardcover – April 7, 2010
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Happily, this book was all I expected and then some. Weintraub is a lot of things to a lot of people. A largely self-educated man who shrugged off college in order to move on with his life, he was an agent/entertainment manager who expanded his resume to also include movie and music producer and all around entertainment impressario. While this memoir abounds with a lot of personal information concerning his upbringing, two marriages, his children, the death of his parents, and his current domestic situation which includes a legal wife and the bonafide girl friend with whom he resides, Weintraub delves into a lot of stuff concerning his personal and professional relationships with some fairly prominent people who are or were household names. The names? Let's start with Elvis, Julia Roberts, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, and Cary Grant among others.....many others. Among my favorite celeb stories: Jerry's account of his firing by music legend and close friend John Denver and George Bush's getting Jerry membership into a 'restricted' tennis club in Kennebunkport. Neither story was flashy or explosive, but they were intimate and gave me a sense of what sort of person Weintraub is.
This was a very readable book which exudes the author's formidable personality. It is lively and Weintraub doesn't overwork the written word. He's straightforward and interesting by nature and this book celebrates these qualities. Weintraub appears to be a happy man and it appears that he is never happier when he is busy and working.
If you are fond of celebrity memoirs, you may find this book a good fit.
The one of the greatest showman, impresario, salesman, producer, manager that ever lived. I couldn't put this book down. He's also a great storyteller and does he have stories. Hence, the title of the book.
Jerry thanks for your gifts you shared with the world. Thanks for doing it your way. You're an inspiration. You're a legend.
Buy this book, you will be glad you did. One of the best memoirs written. You will also want watch his documentary on his life, His Way.
You believe in something. Go for it. Make it happen. Get it done.
Some good lessons for salespeople to learn.
I'd certainly recommend this book.
I still find it hard to believe that any one person could accomplish so much.
This guy had all the star align and walked on water!
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