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Life Itself - A Memoir

Roger Ebert

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Roger Ebert is the best-known film critic of our time. He has been reviewing films for the Chicago Sun-Times since 1967, and was the first film critic ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. He has appeared on television for four decades, including twenty-three years as cohost of Siskel & Ebert at the Movies. In 2006, complications from thyroid cancer treatment resulted in the loss of his 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. Roger Ebert's journalism carried him on a path far from his nearly idyllic childhood in Urbana, Illinois. It is a journey that began as a reporter for his local daily, and took him to Chicago, where he was unexpectedly given the job of film critic for the Sun-Times, launching a lifetime's adventures. In this candid, personal history, Ebert chronicles it all: his loves, losses, and obsessions; his struggle and recovery from alcoholism; his marriage; his politics; and his spiritual beliefs. He writes about his years at the Sun-Times, his colorful newspaper friends, and his life-changing collaboration with Gene Siskel. He remembers his friendships with Studs Terkel, Mike Royko, Oprah Winfrey, and Russ Meyer (for whom he wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and an ill-fated Sex Pistols movie). He shares his insights into movie stars and directors like John Wayne, Werner Herzog, and Martin Scorsese. This is a story that only Roger Ebert could tell. Filled with the same deep insight, dry wit, and sharp observations that his readers have long cherished, this is more than a memoir-it is a singular, warm-hearted, inspiring look at life itself. "I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edward Herrmann

Length:

14h 20m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:46


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:12


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:03


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:19


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:21


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:31


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:24


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:20


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:14


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:01


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:41


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:28


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:15


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:13


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:35


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:14


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:44


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:07


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:45


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:05


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:56


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:49


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:45


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:00


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:43


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:00


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:47


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:58


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:17


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:43


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:25


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:43


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:11


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:08


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:32


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:03


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:59


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:25


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:45


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:09


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:54


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:33


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:08


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:57


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

05:05


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

05:00


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:15


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:51


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:13


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:15


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:48


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:50


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:01


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:04


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:44


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:56


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:00


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:30


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:27


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

04:27


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:23


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:06


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:37


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:25


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:55


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:10


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:20


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:33


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:47


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:13


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:38


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:20


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

06:20


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:49


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:39


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:50


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:32


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:58


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:07


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:19


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

03:45


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:37


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:09


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:22


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:03


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:27


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:54


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:03


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:05


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

06:09


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:06


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:11


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:20


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

05:10


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:00


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

04:31


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:21


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

04:17


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:40


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:43


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

03:58


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:01


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:00


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:55


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:04


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

07:13


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:00


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:20


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:17