- Paperback: 317 pages
- Publisher: Vintage (September 5, 1990)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679731342
- ISBN-13: 978-0679731344
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 9 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,372,466 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here: My Journey Through Show Business Paperback – September 5, 1990
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"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 the Inside Flap
ctor's autobiography that transcends genre. Grodin writes about his share of catastrophic setbacks with candor and liberating humor. He dispenses invaluable advice about the art of surviving in the celluloid jungle. Photos.
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I think it should be on the syllabus of every entry level acting class.
My brother is contemplating going to film school, and I've already sent him his own copy.
The book really is an autobiography, but being that pretty much his entire life was spent in show business, its a good guide as to what to do and how to overcome the many and constant rejections involved in a life in the business.
Seriously, this really is a must read.