Never Have Your Dog Stuffed
the story of a life more filled with turbulence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen.
And Other Things I've Learned
On Sale: September 7, 2006
Featuring: Alan Alda
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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
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
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.
Live with Regis and Kelly - September 7, 2006
Fresh Air - NPR - May 12, 2006
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - January 2, 2006
Conan O'Brien - December 27, 2005
Tony Danza - December 2, 2005
Conan O'Brien - December 1, 2005
Live with Regis and Kelly - December 1, 2005
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - November 29, 2005
The Insider - October 27, 2005
Today - October 1, 2005
20 / 20 - September 30, 2005
Late Late Show - September 28, 2005
The View - September 22, 2005
Fresh Air - NPR - September 21, 2005
Good Morning America - September 20, 2005
Daily Show with Jon Stewart on Comedy Central - September 20, 2005
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