Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned, Alan Alda
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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned

Author: Alan Alda

Narrator: Marc Cashman

Abridged: 4 hr 34 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Random House Audio

Published: 09/13/2005

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Personal Memoirs

Synopsis

He’s one of America’s most recognizable and acclaimed actors–a star on Broadway, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, writing, and directing, during his eleven years on M*A*S*H. Now Alan Alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances.

“My mother didn’t try to stab my father until I was six,” begins Alda’s irresistible story. The son of a popular actor and a loving but mentally ill mother, he spent his early childhood backstage in the erotic and comic world of burlesque and went on, after early struggles, to achieve extraordinary success in his profession.

Yet Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is not a memoir of show-business ups and downs. It is a moving and funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only just begun to grow.

It is the story of turning points in Alda’s life, events that would make him what he is–if only he could survive them.

From the moment as a boy when his dead dog is returned from the taxidermist’s shop with a hideous expression on his face, and he learns that death can’t be undone, to the decades-long effort to find compassion for the mother he lived with but never knew, to his acceptance of his father, both personally and professionally, Alda learns the hard way that change, uncertainty, and transformation are what life is made of, and true happiness is found in embracing them.

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, filled with curiosity about nature, good humor, and honesty, is the crowning achievement of an actor, author, and director, but surprisingly, it is the story of a life more filled with turbulence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen.



From the Hardcover edition.

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Reviews Write A Review

AudiobooksNow review by Bonnie on 2007-08-02 23:27:30

not nearly as funny as expected. a little diaspointing.

AudiobooksNow review by Caroline on 2008-03-03 19:52:28

So much more to his life than expected! Highly recommended.

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