Life Itself

A Memoir
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (14.27 hours)
Product Number: Z100018231
Released: Sep 13, 2011
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781611137934
Narrator/s: Edward Herrmann
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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Description

He was a fixture on television for over thirty years, cohosting Siskel & Ebert at the Movies until Gene Siskel's death in 1999, and then with Richard Roper until 2006. Since 1967, he's been an influential film critic (and was the first to ever win a Pulitzer Prize for film criticism). In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment resulted in the loss of the ability to eat, drink, or speak. But with the loss of his voice, Ebert has only become a more prolific and influential writer. And now, for the first time, he tells the full, dramatic story of his life and career. He chronicles his loves, losses, and obsessions; his recovery from alcoholism, his marriage, his politics, and his spiritual beliefs. He also provides details about his years at the Sun Times, his colorful newspaper friends, his friendships with Oprah Winfrey, Studs Terkel, and others, insights into stars like John Wayne, Lee Marvin, and Robert Mitchum, and his perspective on such influential directors as Ingmar Bergman, Martin Scorsese, and Werner Herzog. At the heart of all of Roger Ebert's work is his gift as a storyteller. And he will tell his own story with the wit, humor, poignancy, and insight that have been the hallmarks of his career for half a century.

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Author(s): Roger Ebert
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2011

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Author(s): Roger Ebert
Product Number EB00279157
Released: Apr 10, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781455503391

Professional reviews

"The path from Urbana, Illinois, to BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS could seem daunting for anyone. As renowned film critic Roger Ebert recounts in his autobiography, his journey from newspaper rookie to Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, TV personality, and author was wonderful in every way. Narrated with massive style by actor Edward Herrmann, this audio presentation follows Ebert through a full career and includes fascinating stories featuring Russ Meyer, Robert Mitchum, Martin Scorsese, Lee Marvin, Gene Siskel, and Mike Royko. Herrmann has a smooth, engaging manner that enhances the honest tone of the text. Roger Ebert's story of his loves, politics, recovery from alcoholism, and recent health issues is engaging and funny. Edward Herrmann's quality narration makes it even better. M.R.E. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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