Douglas reveals the secrets that have kept him happily married for more than five decades and talks fondly of times spent with his sons and grandchildren. He reflects upon his Jewish faith and offers strong opinions on everything from racism to corporate greed to America's foreign affairs. He writes about the need to care more about the world and less about ourselves as he shares a lifetime's accumulation of wit and wisdom.
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"[D]oes not disappoint....Douglas' assessment of his life is honest, wise and not always flattering....Douglas is upbeat, engaging and full of sharp observations." (Publishers Weekly)
I have never written a review but I have listened to over 400 books. I have listened to two books by Kirk Douglas. This one was simply WONDERFUL Jason Alexander was perfect. I loved every minute and hated to hear it end.
Mr. Douglas has done a fine job of reflecting and giving some very wise words of wisdom to the rest of us. He comes across as someone you would love to sit down and talk with. He has shown his faults and regrets but does not dwell on them. He appears to be a man of convictions based on research and common sense, not on what might be the popular, 'Hollywood' thing to do. I'm open anytime he would like to have coffee.
I have listened to so many books on tape but have never had the desire to write a review before listening to "Let's Face It". I absolutely loved it. It was inspiring, educational and enjoyable. His story telling is fantastic and Jason Alexander narrates it so well. Kirk Douglas' account of his past, his relationship with his parents, his wife and children was instrumental in developing the Kirk that he is today. His life experiences are enriching, not just for himself but for the readers. It seems he learned so much in the past 90 years and has a great desire to make a true difference in this world, not as an actor, but as a human being who is concerned about his fellow man and the future generation.
Probably not. When he's talking about his life, it's terrific. When he's talking about world issues, it's just a guy ranting.
Yes, a full autobiography would be fascinating.
Yes, good narration.
This book doesn't lend itself to becoming a movie.
About half of this book is about Kirk Douglas, his life in Hollywood, and his career as an actor. The other half is him talking about world problems and what he thinks should be done. What's fascinating about Douglas is his career. Listening to his personal opinions on issues is just like sitting and listening to any other old guy talk about his view on the world. If he's your uncle, you sit and politely listen. If he's someone you don't know, you get away from him as fast as you can.
Let's Face it, there is only one Kirk Douglas. What a rich and wonderful world of insight and openness he expresses. It was over to quickly for me. However I loved every moment.
This book is a series of meandering musings and random memories. They are not even told in an entertaining way. I tried to tough it out and even skipped ahead in hopes that it would get better. Kirk Douglas is a great actor but did not hold my interest as an author.
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