• Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

  • By: Alan Alda
  • Narrated by: Alan Alda
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 15-08-07
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.1 (26 ratings)

Summary

On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and best-selling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions he's asked himself over the years. Picking up where his best-selling memoir left off, and having been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile, Alda finds himself not only glad to be alive but searching for a way to squeeze the most juice out of his new life. Looking for a sense of meaning that would make this extra time count, he listens in on things he's heard himself saying in private and in public at critical points in his life - from the turbulence of the 60s, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, to the ache of September 11, and beyond.
Reflecting on the transitions in his life and in all our lives, he wonders if there's one thing - art, activism, family, money, fame - that could lead to a "life of meaning".
In an audiobook that is candid, wise, and as questioning as it is incisive, Alda amuses and moves us with his unique and hilarious meditations on questions great and small. Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself is another superb Alan Alda performance, as inspiring and entertaining as the man himself.
©2007 Mayflower Productions, Inc. (P)2007 Random House, Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House, Inc.
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Critic reviews

"Alda is chatty, easygoing and humble, rather like a Mr. Rogers for grownups. His words of inspiration would be a perfect gift for a college grad or for anyone facing major life changes." ( Publishers Weekly)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jeffrey on 08-07-10

Greast listen

Read by Alan Alda, this book allows you to get to know one of the most respected actors in the the business and a very gentle man. Fo me I can relate to him on many levels. Well written and read. Highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Malcolm Holford on 24-01-18

Good set of stories and way of looking at life.

great snapshots of an interesting man life. his reading gives more to the telling than just the words.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kelly Baty on 05-03-08

inspiration

I enjoyed hearing the speeches and anecdotes from Alan himself. I told my son, who has ADD, to at least listen to the last 30 minutes. He listened to the entire book, and was impressed and inspired with the bits of knowledge as well. I am now looking forward to listening to the entire autobiography that awaits

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Steven Lee Sawyer on 15-09-16

A great learning tool from a well admired man.

I have listened to this book six times. every time I learn more about myself.

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