70 year old grandmother of 2 teenagers. Still working in real estate appraisal field, live in OH and SC - spend time listening & traveling.
Alan Alda has to be the most self-centered, cocky individual on the planet. I always liked him and thought he had to be like "Hawkeye" - funny, smart, happy go lucky, charming - but he came across as a man who was spoiled from childhood and put himself ahead of his wife and children at every turn. After listening to his book, I simply don't care for him at all. What a stretch it must have been for him to play such a nice guy on "Mash" all those years!
Despite other listeners' negative reviews, I had some expectations of entertainment from this book. However, I found the story to be somewhat thin and repetitive, with the author a little whiny (so you had a bad childhood - get over it already and move on with your life!). I don't think a different reader (or Alan himself) could have breathed much more life into this stuffed dog.