If Only I Knew Then...Learning from Our Mistakes
by: Charles Grodin & Friends
Published by: Springboard Press
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Reviewed by Dr. David Frisbie
Remember when Archie Bunker met Sammy Davis, Jr.? You probably do: that episode of “All in the Family” was iconic television – a memorable moment. You’d be surprised to learn who wrote the script for it: I was. That answer and many more are tucked away inside If Only I Knew Then…” by Charles Grodin.
What happened when Carol Burnett met Cary Grant? Carol tells you right here. It’s a moment you’ll long remember–Carol does.
How did Goldie Hawn feel as she left the popular TV series Laugh-In? What lessons did she take from Laugh-In as she moved to a new career in movies?
How did actor Gene Wilder meet director Mel Brooks? Hint: a woman was involved.
Wilder and Brooks went on to combine their talents in many successful movies.
Paul Newman, Rosie O’Donnell, Robert Redford–the list goes on and on. Deeper than just ”˜celebrity gossip,’ these vignettes provide an inside look at what actors, artists, television personalities and others have learned from life–they share not only their wisdom, but the difficult ways they acquired it.
Charles Grodin has compiled the life lessons of many of his friends so that the rest of us can learn from their experiences. Meanwhile, Grodin is donating 100 percent of his book royalties to an organization that serves the homeless. Obviously, he’s not in this for the money. Instead, he is genuinely trying to pass along collective wisdom.
Pick up this highly readable new book and start reading anywhere: you won’t put it down!
Armchair Interviews says: Charles Grodin is a comedian, actor and former talk show host.
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