It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here: My Journey Through Show Business
Although Charles Grodin has enjoyed stardom, his career has had its share of catastrophic setbacks, and Grodin writes about them with candor and liberating humor, dispensing invaluable advice about the art of surviving in the celluloid jungle.
Paperback, 317 pages
Published November 17th 1998 by Vintage
(first published 1989)
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i read this book eons ago, and i still find myself remembering snippets and quotes from it all this time later... Charles Grodin has such a funny outlook on life and a way with words, it was kind of a letdown when i got towards the end of the book! i wanted more...
This is an intriguing bio. I'm obsessed with really good famous people stories and I loved this. You see a great actor have a shitty career. It shows just how messed up Hollywood can be to an original and unique talent like Grodin. Though it doesn't make it up to the Beethoven and Clifford (MY FAVE) years. It's truly interesting and quite a tale. My buddy Demorge recommended it and said it has a lot of significance today. As the same old crap still happens to talented people trying to get some c...more
I only intended to revisit one chapter, and then found myself reading the whole thing again. Grodin's writing is amiable, unadorned, and conversational. Of course, it's packed with anecdotes, but I appreciated his willingness to open up about himself without divulging too much information about his family. A good pick-me-up.
Jan 14, 2009 bookczuk rated it 2 of 5 stars
I had this book on my TBR pile for a long time and when I finally picked it up to read, I was less than enchanted. It's a nice enough book, about a nice enough man. It's just me. Sigh.... I think I expected more verve from Grodin.
Charles Grodin is an Emmy Award-winning American actor, comedian, author and former cable talk show host.More about Charles Grodin...