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Promises I Made My Mother

Sam Haskell

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What would my mother say? How would she want me to handle this situation? How can I make this tough decision and stay true to myself? What would my mother say? Sam Haskell still asks himself these questions every day. When Haskell was young, his devoted mother, Mary, instilled in her son the values of character, faith, and honor by setting an example and asking him to promise to live his life according to her lessons. He did, and those promises have served Haskell consistently from his Mississippi boyhood to his long career at the venerable William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills. In this inspiring memoir full of touching stories and amusing anecdotes, Haskell reveals how he kept his pledge to his mother to live a decent life-even in the shark-infested waters of Hollywood, where he handled the hottest stars and packaged the highest-rated shows-by refusing to become the cliché of an amoral agent. Here is Haskell as a child in Amory, Mississippi (pop. 7,000), discovering the power of hope as he waits for an unlikely visit from the "Cheer Man" (a representative of the detergent company who gave ten dollars to anyone using the brand), learning humility after pursuing an eighth-grade "Good Citizenship" award he cockily assumed he'd win, confronting the complications of human character when a near-fatal car crash exposed his judgmental father's true nature. Years later, in Hollywood, Haskell would rely on his mother's teachings-honesty, self-reliance, and belief in God-as he swiftly rose from the William Morris mailroom to eventually become the company's Worldwide Head of Television. His capacity for friendship and his insistence on living his version of the Golden Rule (being "thoughtfully political") allowed him to handle various client crises and the tense negotiations that nearly scuttled the last years of Everybody Loves Raymond and the entire existence of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Haskell has achieved success through self-respect, and from his story we learn how we, too, can maintain our dignity when face

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Rensin

Length:

6h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:19


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:27


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:21


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:21


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:54


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:23


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:35


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:45


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:42


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:43


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:52


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:47


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:25


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:18


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:26


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:55


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:09


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:52


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:25


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:44


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:45


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:31


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:06


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:11


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:50


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:45


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:46


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:26


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:26


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:36


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:05


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

00:27