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Even This I Get to Experience

Norman Lear

The dynamic and always controversial television producer shares fifty years of show business and politics, with all the candor and wisdom expected from the creator of All in the Family The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture-while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear's ninety years, Even This I Get to Experience is a memoir as touching and remarkable as the life he has led. In the nineteen seventies, Lear's comedies were viewed by one hundred and twenty million people per week-yes, one hundred and twenty million- with stories that reflected the most serious issues of their lives and still left them howling. But before this, Lear led a charmed life throughout postwar Hollywood's golden years, befriending the likes of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks; writing and directing Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, Dick Van Dyke, and Martha Raye; becoming the highest paid comic writer in the country while working for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Not to mention, Lear flew some fifty bombing missions over Germany with the Fifteenth Air Force. Shamelessly in love with the country the Founding Fathers laid out for him while his own father was serving time, Lear won the first American Legion Oratorical Contest speaking about the Constitution. He later founded People For the American Way, a national organization to protect the civil rights and liberties of us all, and bought an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed the night of July 4, 1776, not to hang on a wall in his home, but to travel across the country to schools, and libraries, and public institutions to be shared with citizens everywhere. Married three times and the father of six children ranging from nineteen to sixty-eight, Lear's penetrating look at family life, parenthood, and marriage is a volume in itself. Told with the charm and cando

The dynamic and always controversial television producer shares fifty years of show business and politics, with all the candor and wisdom expected from the creator of All in the Family The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture-while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear's ninety years, Even This I Get to Experience is a memoir as touching and remarkable as the life he has led. In the nineteen seventies, Lear's comedies were viewed by one hundred and twenty million people per week-yes, one hundred and twenty million- with stories that reflected the most serious issues of their lives and still left them howling. But before this, Lear led a charmed life throughout postwar Hollywood's golden years, befriending the likes of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks; writing and directing Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, Dick Van Dyke, and Martha Raye; becoming the highest paid comic writer in the country while working for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Not to mention, Lear flew some fifty bombing missions over Germany with the Fifteenth Air Force. Shamelessly in love with the country the Founding Fathers laid out for him while his own father was serving time, Lear won the first American Legion Oratorical Contest speaking about the Constitution. He later founded People For the American Way, a national organization to protect the civil rights and liberties of us all, and bought an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed the night of July 4, 1776, not to hang on a wall in his home, but to travel across the country to schools, and libraries, and public institutions to be shared with citizens everywhere. Married three times and the father of six children ranging from nineteen to sixty-eight, Lear's penetrating look at family life, parenthood, and marriage is a volume in itself. Told with the charm and cando
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The dynamic and always controversial television producer shares fifty years of show business and politics, with all the candor and wisdom expected from the creator of All in the Family The legendary creator of iconic television programs All in the Family, Sanford and Son, Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, and Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, Norman Lear remade our television culture-while leading a life of unparalleled political, civic, and social involvement. Sharing the wealth of Lear's ninety years, Even This I Get to Experience is a memoir as touching and remarkable as the life he has led. In the nineteen seventies, Lear's comedies were viewed by one hundred and twenty million people per week-yes, one hundred and twenty million- with stories that reflected the most serious issues of their lives and still left them howling. But before this, Lear led a charmed life throughout postwar Hollywood's golden years, befriending the likes of Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks; writing and directing Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, Dick Van Dyke, and Martha Raye; becoming the highest paid comic writer in the country while working for Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. Not to mention, Lear flew some fifty bombing missions over Germany with the Fifteenth Air Force. Shamelessly in love with the country the Founding Fathers laid out for him while his own father was serving time, Lear won the first American Legion Oratorical Contest speaking about the Constitution. He later founded People For the American Way, a national organization to protect the civil rights and liberties of us all, and bought an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, printed the night of July 4, 1776, not to hang on a wall in his home, but to travel across the country to schools, and libraries, and public institutions to be shared with citizens everywhere. Married three times and the father of six children ranging from nineteen to sixty-eight, Lear's penetrating look at family life, parenthood, and marriage is a volume in itself. Told with the charm and cando

Language:

English

Length:

19h 1m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:46


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:53


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:51


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:53


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:47


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:46


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:42


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:38


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:50


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:23


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:50


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

08:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:18


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:57


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:00


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:45


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:38


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:56


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:13


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:05


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:59


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:07


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:49


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:45


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:07


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:18


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:30


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:30


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:11


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:24


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:00


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:44


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:16


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

09:01


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:50


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:27


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:19


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:56


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

09:20


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:19


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:04


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:20


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:19


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

09:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

08:23


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:50


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

09:14


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

08:24


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:38


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:47


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:36


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:31


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:01


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:47


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:25


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:58


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:51


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:00


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

04:56


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:37


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:21


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:00


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:13


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:52


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:17


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:23


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:14


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

09:14


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:56


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:09


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:57


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:40


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:01


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:55


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:35


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:33


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:43


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

08:07


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:50


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:34


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:24


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:15


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:27


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:25


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:52


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:01


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:06


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:31


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:52


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

08:31


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

08:53


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:28


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:52


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:55


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:03


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:50


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:04


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:28


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:51


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:32


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:39


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:14


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:15


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:36


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

08:40


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:19


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

08:19


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

06:08


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:57


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:25


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

08:25


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

08:30


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:59


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:26


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:32


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

09:04


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:55


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:02


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

06:26


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

00:32