If I Only Knew Then...

Learning from Our Mistakes
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (3.13 hours)
Product Number: Z100033616
Released: Nov 01, 2007
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781609411091
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As Charles says, "If you don't get wiser as you get older, then you just get older." The core of this audiobook is about identifying our mistakes, learning from them, and not repeating them. Charles Grodin, a very funny individual who has appeared in movies, television and currently is on WCBS Radio every day, has asked his friends-from Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Shirley MacLaine, Alan Alda, Regis Philbin, Don Hewitt (of 60 Minutes fame), Joe Torre, and others-to share sometimes very revealing memories of the biggest mistake they've made. Rosie O'Donnell looks back to her college days and her inability to express her love for a close girlfriend. Regis Philbin learned to trust his instincts when an early talk show got cancelled. Irwin Redlener, the Co-founder of The Children's Health Fund, examines a near-mistake-how he almost cancelled a trip to see a grown son who soon after died in a skiing accident. Dr. Nicholas Perricone learns to shift his perspective after witnessing the bravery of a young girl during his internship. Senator Orrin Hatch discusses his mistaken vote against making Martin Luthor King Day a national holiday. And Carol Burnett's hilarious essay explains why meeting Cary Grant turned out to be a big mistake! This audiobook offers intimate insights into dozens of celebrated figures' lives.

Author(s): Charles Grodin
Original Publish Date: Nov 01, 2007

Professional reviews

"Charles Grodin offers these personal accounts of regret and reminiscence from a large celebrity A-list that includes Ben Stiller, Rosie O'Donnell, and Paul Newman. The stories, each narrated by Grodin himself and his daughter, Marion, a comedian in her own right, are entertaining and original. However, the narration is stagnant, leaving the audience to wonder why the celebrities couldn't narrate their stories themselves. There is a clear disconnect between the narrators and the stories, which causes them to lose some of their impact. However, the intimate material ultimately prevails, keeping the listener engaged. L.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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