• My Anecdotal Life

  • A Memoir
  • By: Carl Reiner
  • Narrated by: Carl Reiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (143 ratings)
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My Anecdotal Life

By: Carl Reiner
Narrated by: Carl Reiner
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Publisher's summary

"Aren't we lucky that Carl Reiner's memory is still intact? He has given us a veritable treasure trove of wonderful recollections, some side-splittingly funny and a few that are really touching. The best one is about me." (Mel Brooks)

"You can't define genius, but it stands up and shouts from the pages of Carl Reiner's My Anecdotal Life." (Mary Tyler Moore)

"...you'll know why Carl Reiner was one of my all-time favorite guests on The Tonight Show. He's bright, a brilliant storyteller, self-effacing, and funny as hell." (Johnny Carson)

"Mr. Reiner's stories allow us to have his whole life flash before our eyes. Happily, he is a delightful storyteller and a very gifted flasher." (Larry Gelbart)

"This book offers the absolutely incomparable experience of knowing what it would be like to have Carl Reiner as a friend and without the exorbitant costs of trying to book him on a regular basis." (Jerry Seinfeld)

©2003 Carl Reiner (P)2003, 2016 New Millennium Entertainment, Phoenix Books

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A Man With Many Stories...

First let me say that I'm a big Dick Van Dyke Show fan. Knowing that Mr. Reiner was the writer and producer for this show began my interest in his books. This is probably a great one for anyone with the same background.

This book has a smooth flow but does jump around to different parts of the author's life. Mr. Reiner's reading of this book makes you feel like you are sitting with an older family member and listening to stories about their life. These stories made many frustrating trips to and from work more enjoyable and relaxing. Each story helped provide a good laugh in the morning and evening commutes.

If you find this book enjoyable, you will find Mr. Reiner's other audiobooks entertaining as well.

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Very Entertaining

...and interesting. Some great stories. I loved it, lots of interesting tales. Also, as an actor, the author does a great job of reading it, accents, impressions and all!

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Absolutely charming, funny, & delightful

Loved this so much. Wonderful, amusing stories from his life. Beautifully narrated by Carl Reiner! Never wanted it to end!

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this was just a great book!!!

Great story, great listening... well told by Carl Reiner. I'm probably going to re-listen to this one

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Great storyteller

Funny and thoroughly enjoyable. I loved this book!!
Carl Reiner’s book of anecdotes is a winner.

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What He Said It Was

Delightful, but not sure I enjoyed the anecdotal choice rather than autobiographical format. Feel like too much left out.

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Wonderful

Listening to the voice of legendary Carl Reiner tell stories about his life was interesting and mostly entertaining. I loved it!

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Filled with humor and heart

This is a must-read for all those who love humor, the history of a bygone era of television and movies, and those those who love hearing a heart-felt life story from someone who made a positive difference in the world.

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Wonderful!

Carl Reiner is a National treasure and yet keeps his profile as an “everyday” man living through his career. He certainly isn’t a talent who comes along everyday, however! Wonderful read and especially enjoyable listen!

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Most Enjoyable!

I thoroughly enjoyed the memoir. Engaging & entertaining; sometimes touching or humorous. I recommended the book to my brother and I recommend it to you!

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