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Download If Only I Knew Then: Learning from Our Mistakes (Unabridged Selections) Audiobook

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2.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 52.89 out of 5 2.89 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Grodin Narrator: Charles Grodin and Marion Grodin Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN:
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As Charles Grodin says, If you don't get wiser as you get older, then you just get older. The core of this audiobook is about identifying our mistakes and learning from them. Grodin, a very funny individual who has appeared in movies, television, and currently is on WCBS Radio every day, has asked his friends, including Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Shirley MacLaine, Alan Alda, Regis Philbin, Don Hewitt (of 60 Minutes fame), Joe Torre, and others, to share sometimes very revealing memories of the biggest mistake they've made.

Rosie O'Donnell looks back to her college days and her inability to express her love for a close girlfriend. Regis Philbin learned to trust his instincts when an early talk show got canceled. Irwin Redlener, the co-founder of The Children's Health Fund, examines a near-mistake: how he almost canceled a trip to see a grown son who soon after died in a skiing accident. Dr. Nicholas Perricone learns to shift his perspective after witnessing the bravery of a young girl during his internship. Senator Orrin Hatch discusses his mistaken vote against making Martin Luther King Day a national holiday. And Carol Burnett's hilarious essay explains why meeting Cary Grant turned out to be a big mistake.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 11/16/2013

    " I liked this book of life lessons. Some of the contributors enjoyed the excercise and most were interesting and fun "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/12/2012

    " I did not know that Peter Falk had eye cancer at age three and always wore a glass eye. He had a very good attitude about it that reminded me of my grandson Jordan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hager Simmons | 6/27/2012

    " This is a great book because you learn so much about life from the mistakes of so many the people who contributed to the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elise | 10/8/2011

    " I did not read every entry. It was interesting to know the mistakes that successful people have made and that they own up to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Snyder | 7/13/2010

    " Entertaining, easy to read. Some of the writers' stories were better than others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tosh | 11/24/2009

    " Easy to put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ginger | 10/30/2008

    " This was an easy read but I was a bit bored with the way some of the stories were presented. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Carol | 8/16/2008

    " Not as good as one might expect considering the famous people writing the essays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 12/29/2007

    " Lots of lessons in these pages "

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About the Author
Author Charles Grodin

Charles Grodin is a recipient of the William Kuntsler Award for Racial Justice and has been honored by Habitat for Humanity for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of the homeless. As an actor he is best known for his starring roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, and the Beethoven movies, among dozens of others. He has written several books, including the bestseller It Would Be So Nice If You Weren’t Here. He was a commentator for 60 Minutes II and is currently a commentator for CBS News. He also writes a weekly op-ed column for the New York Daily News website.