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How I Got This Way | [Regis Philbin]

How I Got This Way

In this entertaining memoir, the irrepressible Regis Philbin - consummate talk show host, man about town, loving husband, father, and yes, obsessive sports fan - looks back at his years in show business. How I Got This Way is filled with stories of lessons learned with extraordinary, and often unsuspecting, teachers: David Letterman, Donald Trump, Jack Nicholson.
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Publisher's Summary

In this entertaining memoir, the irrepressible Regis Philbin - consummate talk show host, man about town, loving husband, father, and yes, obsessive sports fan - looks back at his years in show business. How I Got This Way is filled with stories of lessons learned with extraordinary, and often unsuspecting, teachers: David Letterman, Donald Trump, Jack Nicholson; three legendary Notre Dame coaches; and, of course, longtime cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly ‘Pippa’ Ripa, as well as his own lovely wife, Joy.

Whether he’s revealing what really drove him “bonkers” on the set of Seinfeld, how he survived the first known bomb scare on live TV, or poignant memories of his last moments with his idol and dear friend, Jack Paar, Regis packs every page with his signature heart, wit, dynamic energy, and gratitude for everything life has brought him.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2011 Philbin enterprises, Inc. (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers

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    lynda NASHVILLE, TN, United States 12-24-12
    lynda NASHVILLE, TN, United States 12-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    well, i was so looking forward to listening to it but as it turns out, to me, reege is not a very good story teller--at times it was tedious and on several occasions i thought about deleting it--i wanted to hear more about his family, etc--i would recommend it but with reservations


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    i would have had someone with more aptitude in story telling--


    What aspect of Regis Philbin’s performance would you have changed?

    just his monotone and just his lack of enthusiasim for his life's story


    Could you see How I Got This Way being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    no, i don't see it and nobody could physically play reege but reege


    Any additional comments?

    i think he is a good television host and i love watching him with kelly--

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    Litlepapoose 08-07-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Entertaining, and well told"

    Enjoyable book, perhaps not as enjoyable but because I am unfamiliar with many of the people Philbin speaks about. Not as extensive as other bios, but entertaining nonetheless. Positive outlook of Philbin makes this an inspirational read that will leave you happy and uplifted.

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    Mike Rayl Orange, CA 06-20-12
    Mike Rayl Orange, CA 06-20-12 Member Since 2009

    In light, life and love...

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    "Wasn't a fan, till listening to this great story.."
    Would you consider the audio edition of How I Got This Way to be better than the print version?

    Definitely, spoken brilliantly by the REEG himself, no one could do it better, simply wonderful, the story comes to life, like reading could not... I WAS ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT, THE WHOLE JOURNEY... Perfect delivery...


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Regis himself, his recall of of precise details is amazing, and very entertaining, with wit and a sense of humor, that you grow to love...


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Every last one, it builds to a crescendo as the story unfolds, to my amazement...


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The REEG as you never seen and how he got that way...


    Any additional comments?

    Simply marvelous, if you love a great, true story, filled with wit, insights and humor, you will love this...

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    History Buff Maryland 04-20-12
    History Buff Maryland 04-20-12 Member Since 2005

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    "So he wanted to write a book..."
    Would you consider the audio edition of How I Got This Way to be better than the print version?

    It is *always* better to listen to a memoir read by the author than to read it. By far.


    What other book might you compare How I Got This Way to and why?

    Bob Shiefer's memoir....he, too, was a television personality, although in his case it was through "news" not "celebrity."


    What about Regis Philbin’s performance did you like?

    It was his voice.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Probably, but I listened to it too long ago to remember. I was surprised to learn of one of his friendships, but honor him for acknowledging it.


    Any additional comments?

    Regis is not a particularly gifted reader, and that almost got in the way, but the stories he told made up for it.

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    Joan 04-09-12
    Joan 04-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I miss Regis!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How I Got This Way to be better than the print version?

    Yes--Regis reads the book in his own voice.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The fact that he read it in his own way. It was just like listening to him on his morning show.


    What does Regis Philbin bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He definitely has his own way of telling a story.


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly enjoyed it!

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    zman Baltimore 01-26-12
    zman Baltimore 01-26-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Boring"
    What would have made How I Got This Way better?

    I was very excited to listen to this book because I love Regis and he was the narrator. It turned out be really boring, he does a poor job of setting up the background. Regis is pretty old so all the people he describes in his younger days are not know to most people and it was impossible to relate.


    What didn???t you like about Regis Philbin???s performance?

    It was ok but the content was too dated.


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    Maria Long Beach, CA, United States 01-12-12
    Maria Long Beach, CA, United States 01-12-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Loved it, very entertaining..."
    What did you love best about How I Got This Way?

    I loved hearing Regis' stories and how each one inpired him. It was funny, interesting, and very entertaining. He is a great story teller!


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