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Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself

Alan Alda

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On the heels of his acclaimed memoir, Never Have Your Dog Stuffed, beloved actor and bestselling author Alan Alda has written Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself, an insightful and funny look at some of the impossible questions he's asked himself over the years: What do I value? What, exactly, is the good life? (And what does that even mean?) Picking up where his bestselling memoir left off-having been saved by emergency surgery after nearly dying on a mountaintop in Chile-Alda finds himself not only glad to be alive but searching for a way to squeeze the most juice out of his new life. Looking for a sense of meaning that would make this extra time count, he listens in on things he's heard himself saying in private and in public at critical points in his life-from the turbulence of the sixties, to his first Broadway show, to the birth of his children, to the ache of September 11, and beyond. Reflecting on the transitions in his life and in all our lives, he notices that "doorways are where the truth is told," and wonders if there's one thing-art, activism, family, money, fame-that could lead to a "life of meaning." In a book that is candid, wise, and as questioning as it is incisive, Alda amuses and moves us with his unique and hilarious meditations on questions great and small. Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself is another superb Alan Alda performance, as inspiring and entertaining as the man himself. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

6h 3m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:18


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:29


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:55


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:39


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:39


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:55


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:36


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:32


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:32


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:55


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:35


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:24


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:38


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:46


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:22


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:01


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:09


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:56


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:03


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:49


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:20


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:47


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:08


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:29


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:47


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:06


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:56


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:37


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:18


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:26


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

04:39


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:18


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:13


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:38


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:39


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:29


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:20


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:42


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:25


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:46


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:49


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:12


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:53