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Life itself : a memoir

Author: Roger Ebert
Publisher: New York : Grand Central ; London : Little, Brown [distributor], 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The film critic best known for his "Chicago Sun-Times" reviews and his thirty years as co-host of "Siskel & Ebert at the Movies" describes his life and career, including his recovery from alcoholism and the complications from thyroid cancer treatment.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Roger Ebert; Roger Ebert
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Ebert
ISBN: 9780446584968 0446584967
OCLC Number: 794296202
Description: xi, 435 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portrait ; 21 cm
Contents: 1 410 East Washington --
2 My People --
3 My Old Man --
4 My Mother --
5 St. Mary's --
6 Dan-Dan the Yo-Yo Man --
7 Summer --
8 Car, Table, Counter, or TakHomaSak --
9 Blackie --
10 My Vocation --
11 Newspaper Days --
12 High School --
13 University --
14 The Daily mini --
15 My Trip to Hollywood --
16 Cape Town --
17 London Perambulating --
18 Eyrie Mansion --
19 All by Myself Alone --
20 Sun-Times --
21 My New Job --
22 Zonka --
23 McHugh --
24 O'Rourke's --
25 Leisure of the Theory Class --
26 Alcoholism --
27 Books Do Furnish a Room --
28 Russ Meyer --
29 The Interviewer --
30 Lee Marvin --
31 Robert Mitchum --
32 Big John Wayne --
33 "Irving! Brang 'em on!" --
34 Ingmar Bergman --
35 Martin Scorsese --
36 "Fiddle on the corner where the quarters are" --
37 "I wasn't popular when people thought I was popular" --
38 Werner Herzog --
39 Bill Nack --
40 The Sweetest Set of Wheels in Town --
41 Gene Siskel --
42 Jugular --
43 The Talk Shows --
44 When I Laughed in Study Hall --
45 My Romances --
46 Chaz --
47 Good News and Bad News --
48 Nil by Mouth --
49 Musing My Mind --
50 Putting a New Face on Things --
51 High School Reunion --
52 Studs --
53 My Last Words --
54 How I Believe in God --
55 Go Gently.
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The most celebrated memoir of the year: a "candid, funny and kaleidoscopic" work from "one of our most important cultural voices," beloved film critic Roger Ebert brings readers a "candid, moveable  Read more...

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-His story is inspirational, and his memoirs, Life Itself, are a pleasure to read....Spellbinding.---The Boston Review

 
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