The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life
Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.
Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers, bringing entertainment and education into their homes five nights a ...more
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I’ve been raised on Jeopardy. At 7:30, my family and I would all gather to watch it, every single weeknight. This was just what we did from as far back as I can remember. I’ve even taken the test to be on the show several times, but have never made it to auditions! Alex trebek has always been someone I respected and looked up to as a more intelligent human.
I feel like he would be a great conversati ...more
I was quite pleased to be able to get my hands on this brief autobiographical piece by Alex Trebek. He entertains readers with some pieces from his long time in the public spotlight, as well as many of his more personal moments. Trebek hails from Sudbury, Ontario and grew up in a loving home, where he was able to develop as a fully bilingual child. Trebek speaks a great deal of his diametrically opposed parents—a heavy drinking father and teetotaling mother—wh ...more
When I had finished 18 hours of labor when my daughter was born, exhausted and weepy, he was there to comfort me. And he had all the answers! When I fought with that same daughter as a teen, again, exhausted and weepy, there he was. Bad day at work....Alex. S ...more
And the answer is.....
I’m a total blubbery mess though—
my eyes are still red from having an ugly cry...one that I felt coming on for a couple of days—
I lost it, with this book!
Jeopardy fan or not.... there’s so much to love about this book.
....so darn heartfelt...
....informative and engaging...
with many wonderful life stories throughout:
...marriage, divorce, another marriage, kids, traveling, Toronto, L ...more
The Answer Is… is a look back at Trebek's life and his work ...more
Oh I loved this book, but am so MAD! I rarely ever miss Jeopardy and was so looking forward to watching the last weeks of Alex Trebek's taped shows, but several days ago my money-grubbing cable provider together with the equally money-grubbing owner of NBC removed the channel that I pay for! Combined with Covid, staying home ALL the time and other recent disappointments I won't bore you with, I am ticked!
Anyway, this was a f...more
I enjoyed learning more about him and of his will to live. His memoir is not a deep think-piece, nor is it particularly profound. What it is: life-affirming and a must for any fan of his Jeopardy!
I absolutely love Jeopardy. It’s the only game I have on my phone and not to toot my own horn, but I’m a billionaire on there 😉 When I saw Alex Trebek had a memoir out I knew I had to read it. I’ve been on the wait list for my library for what seems like forever, and I was so sad to hear that while I was waiting, he passed. His story was interesting and he seemed like a great man. I loved the few chapters her narrated. I do wish this was a little more in depth and fully narrated by him, ...more
The book is well written. I chose to purchase the Kindle version because of the photographs instead of the audiobook. Trebek provides a brief overview of his life growing up in Canada. Most of the book is abou ...more
I believe in the power of positivity.
I believe in optimism.
I believe in hope."
- Alex Trebek
Last year I was surprised when my mother informed me that Alex Trebek announced that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Due to the outpouring of love and kindness, cards and letters with prayers, and encouragement , Alex Trebek
felt he should write a book.
Longtime "Jeopardy" host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career. He has hos ...more
Alex Trebek, the longtime host of the game show "Jeopardy!," reflected on his life in this warm, conversational book. In addition to amusing anecdotes about his career in "Jeopardy!," he tells about his childhood in Canada and his present life in Los Angeles. He's a loving husband, and thinks the world of his two a ...more
I’ve always been a Jeopardy fan since my mother watched it when I was younger, then my older sister and me. The tradition continues but now my kids are too smart and way too fast!
Alex is just the guy I thought he was, a regular guy, as he describes himself. A nice guy, good neighbor and family man, and he even fixes stuff around his house! Very interesting to know he has a g ...more
“...even if you are learning facts that you are not going to be able to use in your daily life, it enriches you—the fact itself just enriches you as a human being and broadens your outlook on life and makes you a more understanding and better person.”
I watch very little television, but watching Jeopardy every night has definitely been a ritual fo ...more
“A lot of people think I’m pretty sharp as the host of Jeopardy, but when I look back on my life I did plenty of stupid things.” Alex keeps it real thi ...more
While I did get to hear Alex Trebek swear (it's kind of magical), I feel like a large portion of this book was dedicated to other people's stories.
The stories we do hear surrounding him were delivered with something like aloofness.
Maybe it was just me hoping for more.
He is still one of my all time favourite Canadians, and I will miss him when he's gone. ...more
But maybe 5 stars anyway because it’s Alex fucking Trebek! (I think he’d get a kick out of that, as much as I try to watch my language in reviews, there’s some early ribbing from Alex about his own love of cussing and how that may shock some).
I suppose I’ll start this review by telling you my own probably very typical story of what Alex and Jeopardy means. I don’t have the best relationship with my family. I grew up in a lot of chaos (and in ...more
I liked the loose formatting and flash memories. I thought Alex came across as genuine and dedicated, if a bit pompous. Loved his generous take on Kenny J ...more
First off, Alex doesn't read most of the book. Often when I see two readers on the front co ...more
In his memoir, Alex muses on the highlights of his life. From growing up the son ...more
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Trebek also made appearances in numerous television series, in which he ...more