by Alan Alda
After reading Raidergirl3's glowing review of this book, I added it to my TBR list. Then I saw it at the library in audio form. The perfect thing to listen to on our trip to Arizona! Candleman, my mother and I all loved it. In fact, we thought we'd like to check out the hard copy and re-read it. I was happy to listen to the audio, though, because Alda reads it.
Alda tells about incidents in his early life and draws comparisons to his present life. He weaves together lessons he's learned with real life anecdotes. His writing and retelling of his life is often humorous - that goes without saying, right? But not always.
I was struck with Alda's love of learning and his desire to grow and develop in every aspect of his life. I grew to love his wife, Arlene. While listening to accounts of their early married life, I kept hoping they were still together.
The lessons Alda has drawn from his life were all applicable to my, but they are fresh not cliche. I highly recommend this well-written and well-told memoir. And I look forward to re-reading it.