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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (21 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carl Reiner Narrator: Carl Reiner Publisher: Open Book Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"I Remember Me" is entertainment and film legend Carl Reiner's autobiography in which he revisits the past 90 years of his rich and highly creative life.

Reiner begins with his early upbringing as a young Jewish boy growing up in the Bronx. His journey to the top ranks of the entertainment industry brought him in contact with almost every well-known television, movie and entertainment personality known to American audiences.

Reiner not only rubbed elbows with the greats of comedy -- he was instrumental in many of their careers and the shows that brought them fame and fortune.

His life as a father, a husband, and family man proves just as captivating as his relationships and interactions with celebrities. An extraordinarily gifted man himself, he parented gifted and highly successful children, all who have made a huge impact over the decades in their individual sphe res of influence.

It is not a stretch of the term to label Reiner a "revered comedic icon," and this audiobook is filled with just the type of humor and witty insight that fill his creative works.

"I Remember Me Audiobook" is 55 chapters chocked full of interactions with the likes of Mel Brooks, Dick Van Dyke, and a long stream of household names. He presents his life at Georgetown as well as his Army years. His beloved wife, Estelle, died at the age of 94, and he devotes part of his work to her, pulling out enough great stories to keep listeners interested for hours.

Throughout it all, his love of family, his pride in their accomplishments, his respect for his friends and an unequalled zest for life shines through.

Carl Reiner is an American author, actor and director, producer ad comedian. He has been a major influence upon most of the popular comedians for over half a century. He wa s born in the Bronx, New York, on March 20, 1922. He served in the U.S. Army as a trained radio operator beginning in 1942. He has won at least 12 Emmy Awards and one Grammy.

For over half a century, millions have appreciated Carl Reiner's work as comedian, actor, director, TV writer and author. Winner of numerous accolades, including 12 Emmy wins and one Grammy award, Carl Reiner once again brandishes his literary talents to tell the story of his life in I Remember Me.

Reiner reminisces on 90 years of love and laughter, highs and lows, mistakes and triumphs. Told with a warm heart and an occasional touch of nostalgia, Reiner draws from decades of family, friends and fun to illuminate his life and career as one of America's most loved and memorable figures.

I Remember Me weaves an American tapestry of colorful tales, beginning with the timid musings of a young boy on the verge of becoming a man in the Jewish section of New York's Bronx neighborhood, and bringing us up to date with the mature insight of a man whose remarkable trajectory has sent him to the top of Hollywood's elite and sparked the careers of dozens of household-name entertainers. Along the way, Reiner treats his listeners to everything from the ordinary to the truly unforgettable: a family trip to a nude beach, French lessons with Mel Brooks, a chapter dedicated to Rinnie (the dog who unfortunately mistakes a skunk for a cat), a surprise early-morning visit from the McCarthy era FBI, a heart wrenching story of loss describing the day of his wife's passing, and then - in a revealing chapter of Reiner's character - he describes the most theatrically triumphant day of his young career.

Through his memoir, we meet the man behind the success in roles rarely seen before: son to Romanian immigrant Irving Reiner; husband to fellow Bronx native and renowned singer Estelle Reiner; father to the prolific filmmaker Rob Reiner, psychoanalyst Dr. Annie Reiner, gifted singer, and, Lucas Reiner, a globally recognized fine artist.

Written with the same combination of playful jest and modest humility that has garnered the love and respect o... Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Steve Peifer | 11/12/2013

    " Slight; amusing and pretty darn amazing for a 90 year old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mickey Asteriou | 9/21/2013

    " Definitely needs more proofreading, but otherwise a pleasant and enjoyable read. "

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