How I Got This Way

Regis Philbin, read by the author. HarperAudio, unabridged, eight CDs, 9.5 hrs., $39.99 ISBN 978-0-06-210983-5
Each chapter of Philbin's memoir is structured around a single individual—personalities as diverse as Cary Grant, Donald Trump, and Kelly Ripa—who influenced the author's life. Philbin briskly narrates this audio edition, looking back on his long career and sharing stories that reveal much about his life both in front of and behind the camera. Although Philbin's television persona is always high energy, as a narrator he is suitably restrained when reflecting on his life in show business. He narrates with the skill one would expect from an entertainer with such a long and prolific career. And Philbin demonstrates impeccable timing—his asides in particular often sound as if he's sharing a private joke with listeners—and sharp storytelling instincts. This is a heartfelt, witty, intimate, and often very touching listen. An It hardcover. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 03/26/2012
Release date: 11/01/2011
Genre: Audio
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Paperback - 336 pages - 978-0-06-210976-7
Ebook - 336 pages - 978-0-06-213050-1
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