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3.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 53.66 out of 5 3.66 (32 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sidney Sheldon Narrator: Michael O'Malley Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN: 9781594832680
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America’s premier storyteller shares the story of his own life in a frank and revealing book that rivals any of his fictional tales.

Sidney Sheldon is truly an entertainment legend. Author of over a dozen best sellers, Academy Award–winning screenwriter, and creator of some of television’s greatest hits, he has lived a singularly fascinating life. Sheldon has seen and done it all, and in this candid memoir, he shares his story for the first time, talking about the personalities, highs, and lows that have made his career and life so captivating. From a depression-era childhood in Chicago to an Air Corps stint in World War II to the bright lights and hot parties of New York and Los Angeles, Sidney Sheldon has lived the kind of life most people could never imagine.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Not even a fiction writer as gifted as Sidney Sheldon would have the chutzpah to concoct the story of Sidney Sheldon’s life. His autobiography, The Other Side of Me, blasts off from the first sentence with narrative drive that is all surprise, reverberating with plot twists of ecstasy and despair.”

    New York Times

  • “A master storyteller tells all.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Sheldon writes his memoir as an intense and emotional rollercoaster as only he can with battling bipolar disorder nearly his entire life. From his suicide attempt at age 17 in 1934 to the publication of his first book in 1969, Sheldon has worked hard for his accomplishments.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Sidney Sheldon, playwright, Oscar-winning screenwriter, and bestselling novelist, has written a glossy, gossipy, candid show-biz memoirsome hilarious moments, some very personal, as well as some shocking interactions with movie stars like Judy Garland, Groucho Marx, and a surprisingly combative Cary Grant.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Midge | 2/19/2014

    " Listened to audio: Sidney Sheldon is my favorite mystery writer. He also wrote some TV & Broadway hits. His story is of persistance and triumph. Tells of how he went from wanting to commit siucide to become a famous writer, director and producer. How he overcomes being bi-polar, losing 2 children and failure. He was in the World Book of Records for having a book with the most translations, The Other Side of Midnight which is my favorite book by him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rodney Likaku | 2/14/2014

    " This man changed my life before this. I had lost it after I read most of his novels. His autobiography reminded me why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faten Eassa | 2/7/2014

    " I recently read this book and I've often wondered why Sidney Sheldon with all his talent has chosen to write thrillers; he could have written novels with his analytical style. I yet learned after reading this book how society can be harsh and give great talents no choice but to write what sells more and not what they really wish to write. I think Sidney Sheldon was great;Master of the Game, Sands of Time, Memoreis of Midnight could stand for good wroks of art; they're so much more than thrillers and The other Side of Me is a living proof to that. It's just the tough Holywood struggle to survive that made him perform less than what he could have given and the time he spent writing books instead of movie scripts was short but according to his own words, were the happiest. A significant book to read and hopefully it changes the rigid system imposed upon people of talent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lalu Fatah | 2/6/2014

    " Hidupnya sungguh-sungguh seperti novel. Atau karena Sheldon memang piawai menuliskan kisah hidupnya ala novel? Keduanya!!! :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gaurav Dubey | 1/31/2014

    " Oks.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 1/23/2014

    " Author of over a dozen bestsellers, Academy Award-winning screenwriter, and creator of some of television's greatest hits, Sheldon has seen and done it all, and now in this candid memoir, he shares his story for the first time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ayesha | 1/21/2014

    " The Lines written on cover page of Book....That life is like Novel no body knows what is coming next untill she turns the page.....was most appeling, I did present this Biography in my class presentation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raja | 1/14/2014

    " this is the first one from sideney sheldon which i ve read .i choosed this because of the title after this i have started reading more sidney sheldon novels.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vaishnavi Hardas | 1/7/2014

    " Sidney's Autobiography. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bemy Lia | 1/1/2014

    " finally we knew bout tis amazing guy!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sreyashi Ghosh | 12/2/2013

    " An insight into the life of a multi faceted personality... Hats off to the never dying spirit of Sheldon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 9/26/2013

    " It was good, I just put it down and life got in the way and I forgot about it. I sold my copy but I would like to start it over again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kapa | 9/3/2013

    " a moving and inspiring auto biography.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rena | 8/6/2013

    " Really enjoyed, he was a brilliant writer! Amazed how many plays, movies and TV shows he wrote, produced and directed! So enjoyed reading this gifted writer's writing about his life!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abhishek | 8/3/2013

    " This is infact my favorite. Tells us what it takes to become someone in life. Surprising to find that books were his last resort. Have to really appreciate the talent the man possessed. Five stars from me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn | 4/12/2013

    " The most surprising first sentence of any auto/biography I've ever read, and a fascinating life to back it up. Recommended to anyone interested in the inner workings of Broadway or Hollywood. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marina D' Souza | 3/15/2013

    " One of life's big mistakes - to pick up the autobiography of a man i never admired as a writer .. ugh! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lavina | 2/3/2013

    " Its not as interesting as his novels ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Blair | 5/25/2012

    " Great autobiography - quick and interesting read. You've heard the name but you have no idea how much stuff this guy actually did in a lifetime. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashok | 11/30/2011

    " This book gives us broad line of the life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassi | 10/30/2011

    " At first I wasn't interested in reading the bibliography....I thought BORING! But since there will be no other books written by him I figured why not? I was surprised!! It was a very GOOD book!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Loga | 9/7/2011

    " This great memoir of Sidney Sheldon inspired me a lot "You'll never know what's next until you turn the page" I am going to read all his fictions and am trying to watch the movies written by him. I highly recommend this books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deepak | 5/16/2011

    " It's an autobiographical tale of the author, who was on the verge of suicide during his teenage years. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 4/27/2011

    " After reading Sidney Sheldon for most of my adult life, it was amazing to hear about his entire career and life prior to writing. He was an amazing producer/director in hollywood and his stories are so great. This is an awesome book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsyb | 3/17/2011

    " I thought that I had read every Sidney Sheldon book until I stumbled upon this one. I really enjoyed reading about his upbringing and all of his accomplishments! Great book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lavina | 3/7/2011

    " Its not as interesting as his novels ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 2/24/2011

    " This is Sidney Sheldon's memoir. It is very well written. I believe I have read every book he has ever written. I discoverd Sidney Sheldon when I was in high school and could never wait for his next book to come out. He was a remarkable author, individual, and human being. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/8/2011

    " Interesting read - Amazingly talented man with an incredible body of work behind him "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Abhishek | 11/24/2010

    " most boring autobiography ever. I m so shocked this is autobiography of the fiction master. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcie | 11/2/2010

    " Sheldon used to be my favorite author. I have since read a lot of equally talented. This book is an autobigraphy of himself. I learned that he started out as a playwright. It was a good look into his early life and the people he knew and worked with. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J. | 6/20/2010

    " Now this was a stunner. Did not knowt what Sidney Sheldon had to put up with all of his life and yet become so creative and write so much. It was fascinating. It is very tastefully done.

    J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Autumnlady21 | 4/11/2010

    " After reading Sheldon's autobiography, I had to read one of his books. (am now reading "If Tomorrow Comes") He lead a very interesting, yet strange, life. I just loved the flow of the book. Would have loved knowing him. "

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Author Sidney Sheldon

Sidney Sheldon (1917–2007) remains one of the world’s top bestselling authors, having sold more than 300 million copies of his books. He is also the only writer to have won an Oscar, a Tony, and an Edgar. The Guinness Book of World Records heralds him as the most translated author in the world.