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.
©2011 Philbin enterprises, Inc. (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
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
i would have had someone with more aptitude in story telling--
just his monotone and just his lack of enthusiasim for his life's story
no, i don't see it and nobody could physically play reege but reege
i think he is a good television host and i love watching him with kelly--
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.
In light, life and love...
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...
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...
Every last one, it builds to a crescendo as the story unfolds, to my amazement...
The REEG as you never seen and how he got that way...
Simply marvelous, if you love a great, true story, filled with wit, insights and humor, you will love this...
It is *always* better to listen to a memoir read by the author than to read it. By far.
Bob Shiefer's memoir....he, too, was a television personality, although in his case it was through "news" not "celebrity."
It was his voice.
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.
Regis is not a particularly gifted reader, and that almost got in the way, but the stories he told made up for it.
Yes--Regis reads the book in his own voice.
The fact that he read it in his own way. It was just like listening to him on his morning show.
He definitely has his own way of telling a story.
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
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.
It was ok but the content was too dated.
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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