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I Like It Better When Youre Funny: Working in Television and Other Precarious Adventures
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I Like It Better When Youre Funny: Working in Television and Other Precarious Adventures by Charles Grodin

Bestselling author, 60 Minutes II commentator, and world-champion raconteur Charles Grodin is back and better than ever in this revealing, opinionated, and delightful memoir about life, America, and cable TV. In a thirty-five-year acting career that ranged from studying at the Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg to appearing in a box-office smash with a dog named Beethoven, Charles Grodin achieved the American dream. But at the peak of his career in the early 1990s, with a son entering first grade, he decided to give it all up so he could stay close to home. Years earlier, Johnny Carson had put him under exclusive contract as a guest on The Tonight Show. Now, he began a career in television with his own daily talk show on the cable channel CNBC. In I Like It Better When Youre Funny, we join him on a behind-the-scenes journey through the television industry. What he discovers there is more challenging, more startling, and funnier than he ever could have imagined. In this wide-ranging memoir, Charles Grodin describes the life of a talk show host; his favorite and least favorite guests; the unspoken rules of working in television; and how this wild experience affected his views on Americas culture, government, and media. Along the way, he shares memorable stories and unfettered opinions about some of the industrys renowned figuresJohnny Carson, Howard Stern, Rush Limbaugh, Carol Burnett, Bill OReilly, and Don Imus, to name a few. With candor and liberating humor, Charles Grodin proves once again that he is one of Americas most entertaining and insightful storytellers.

Author: Charles Grodin

Language: English

Edition: 1ST

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 256

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 2002-05-21

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ISBN: 0375507841


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