Esquire The Meaning of Life: Wisdom, Humor, and Damn Good Advice from 64 Extraordinary Lives

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From Esquire’s popular “What I’ve Learned” column comes a stunning collection of candid interviews with 64 actors, directors, musicians, economists, politicians, and other leaders.

Every one of the impressive figures profiled here offers insights that reveal the humanity behind the famous face. Their words—often unguarded, open, and vulnerable—appear exactly as they were spoken, and the dramatic portraits accompanying each interview showcase photography’s brightest ...

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Overview

From Esquire’s popular “What I’ve Learned” column comes a stunning collection of candid interviews with 64 actors, directors, musicians, economists, politicians, and other leaders.

Every one of the impressive figures profiled here offers insights that reveal the humanity behind the famous face. Their words—often unguarded, open, and vulnerable—appear exactly as they were spoken, and the dramatic portraits accompanying each interview showcase photography’s brightest talents:  Brigitte Lacombe, Bruce Davidson, Peggy Sirota, and Nigel Parry, among others.  

The lessons these larger-than-life personalities convey are funny, inspirational, very down-to-earth—and always captivating.

The profiles include:

Robert Altman - George Carlin - George Clooney - Tony Curtis - Ray Charles - Johnny Depp - Snoop Dogg - Faye Dunaway - Clint Eastwood - Eminem - Michael J. Fox - Joe Frazier - John Kenneth Galbraith - Mikhail Gorbachev - Woody Harrelson - Dustin Hoffman - Jesse Jackson - Ted Kennedy - Elmore Leonard - Jerry Lewis - Arthur Miller - Keith Richards - Oliver Stone - Gore Vidal - Ted Williams - and many others!   

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588166463
  • Publisher: Hearst
  • Publication date: 11/3/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 335,530
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Esquire's "What I've Learned" column has presented thousands of life lessons from more than 600 remarkable people. That's too much for your coffee table, so we've collected our 64 favorite interviews in a new edition of The Meaning of Life. In celebration, we've prepared a quiz. Match each quote with its source:

1. "Poison's not bad. It's a matter of how much." 2. "We live in more of a pussy generation now." 3. "He who laughs last didn't get it in the first place." 4 ."God? I hope so." 5. "Try to find some ground that hasn't been covered." 6. "There are some joys in the higher hypochondria." 7. "When you're a little kid, you have no idea how much your parents love you." A. Iggy Pop
B. Jeff Bezos
C. Clint Eastwood
D. Rodney Dangerfield
E. Keith Richards
F. Gore Vidal
G. Katie Couric

Answers: 1. E; 2. C; 3. D; 4. G; 5. A; 6. F; 7. B.
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    Posted February 20, 2010

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    I enjoyed this very much. Nice photos. Interesting to see what's on the mind of some of my favorite celebrities and some I wasn't so familiar with. I would have liked to have seen more women included--only four out of the 64 interviews. The purchase did also include a year subscription to Esquire magazine!

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