Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me

Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me

by Howie Mandel, Josh Young
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Here's the Deal 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Cisley More than 1 year ago
I have to say, when I decided to get this book I had no idea it would be so funny. After "coming out" with his germaphob problem on the Howard Stern Radio show he thought everyone would think he was a freak, when in fact, he found out there were many others who had his same problem. I honestly thought this book would be all about his problems but no, there is more, much more. I was laughing so hard I was crying and had to read some of his pranks out loud to my husband. You have no idea unless you read this book. If Howie Mandel ever decides to quit show business as he once contemplated, then I think he should take up writing. I assume he has a million more stories to tell. One of my recommendations, "8 State Hurricane Kate" does not come with photo.
MEG914 More than 1 year ago
Had always thought Howie Mandel was a bit of a goofball, and then when Deal or No Deal came on, my opinion changed. He was genuinely funny. Oddly enough, even then I hadn't realized his OCD and fear of shaking hands. Picked up this book just as a filler read in the car waiting for teen kids after school and found myself taking it in for evening reading just to get to the next chapter because it was so interesting. I would have loved to have my kids read it, but there were some chapters that were not appropriate for their age. This was one of those books that was such an easy read because you could hear Howie telling the story, you could see his facial expressions, and you could feel what he was feeling. I am glad that Howie is learning that there are some things in life that you just can't do to others because it can hurt them terribly, as he found out with one of his closest friends. Loved the book...wish there was more! Do it again Howie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love Howie, you will find this book totally revealing, touching and honest. I couldn't stop reading it. It's written as though Howie is telling his funny, sometimes a bit tragic, life story while you are sitting in his living room. This book reveals the side of Howie that I never imagined existed. Easy, comfortable reading style.
dlmpt More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! I actually met him in person at the Barnes and Noble book signing. Mr. Mandel was so friendly and down to earth. Took time to answer some questions regarding some content in his book. He was open and honest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just love that look on his face when someone attempts to shake his hand! ;=)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate reading but I really enjoyed this book. I thought it was going to be a normal boring book. I also thought that Howie Mandel wasn't anything like he says he is in the book. When he said he had OCD, ADHD, heart problems, germophobic and was a color blind carpet sales man. I was in shock. Especially after I read the intro on how he wouldn't leave the Howard Stern Radio Show because he thought people would think he was a freak because of the manipulator. I had no clue at all about any of this but after reading this book I had a whole different view on Howie Mandel. I never knew he was a comedian all I knew is that he is on Deal Or No Deal and America's Got Talent. I thought it was going to be all about what he does in boring everyday life but it's a total different story. He is hilarious and all the pranks he has done too classmates, family members, kids, wife, and friends. This book is funny, sad, interesting, and weird all at the same time but I know a lot of people will like it when they read it. So I hope u will read this book and I hope he comes out with his new book soon about more of his life and the struggles he goes through.
TaraVMurphy More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, though I see a lot of myself in Howie having to do with my own germophobia. It was scary to read, though nice to know I'm not alone and a guy with OCD can make it big in this world. One thing I didn't understand is in the intro how he couldn't leave Howard Stern's studio....why didn't he just grab a napkin? That's how I get around my office. Napkins to grab doorknobs and door handles. Works like a charm.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. Loved the stories. Funny. Understand the OCD, anxiety and phobias. Big Bobbys World fan.
KER40 More than 1 year ago
I have seen Howie Mandel numerous times on TV and in person, but never knew the person I was watching was so complicated with numerous issues. I enjoyed learning more about him and could here his voice when reading the book. It was touching, funny, sad, and interesting to read about such a talented man's life experiences that led him to who he is today.
grammapickle More than 1 year ago
The book was one of the best I've read,funny yet heartwarming at the same time. I can relate to it because my daughter has a milder case of AADD and its hard for her also.She has a very patient husband,he's great with her as Howies wife is with him.The book held my attention from the first sentence to the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I randomly picked this book up at the library, thinking to myself if I do not get to read it, no problem. I started the book and was not able to put it down. I had no preconceived ideas so I was very open to his story. I absolutely loved his honesty, humor and story telling. The book flowed easily transitioning him from birth to present day (a few years ago). There was depth that was not expected, love that was sincere and humility that was frequently conveyed. I have recommended this book to others.
Rollinjen More than 1 year ago
I feel bad for that dude! He's such a goof-ball. Very good insight to his life. I would have never known. I laughed a lot, especially the story about his daughter needing to use the bathroom, she just had to go, and he was driving when she told him... I won't spoil it, but it was LOL. Awesome and funny!
VikVC More than 1 year ago
I would always feel he should talk about it instead of hiding it. I have more respect for him, and want nim to know he is not alone!
Pfinn2 More than 1 year ago
An interesting and brutally honest portrayal of Mr. Mandel's life. I read it in two days and had a hard time putting it down. Definitely worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very enjoyable read of Howie's life. But if you're looking for information about OCD, details about how he has managed it and what it is, look elsewhere. It's lacking in depth, but high in sincerity, humor, and fun.
SherMax More than 1 year ago
When I bought this book, I though it might be a bit frivolous, but it wasn't. Howie Mandel's life so far has been very interesting as proved by his numerous anecdotes. There was one particular chapter where he interrupted what he was about to say next with some very serious health news about himself. It was absolutely essential, from that point on, to keep reading to find out the end result (though, of course, we do know that he is still alive). I would like to see him write a sequel to further inform us as to how his OCD has affected his life. I felt he somewhat glossed over that aspect of his life.
caregiver4u2 More than 1 year ago
I feel this book would be informative and very helpful to those who share their lives with people with OCD or ADHD or any other letters that may follow. He was able to share the humor while also touching on the seriousness of cause and effect to him and those around him while dealing and adapting his life to his "capital letters". It was a quick read. Howie Thank you for sharing............
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i thought this book was well written, funny and so true for someone suffering from ocd
BMJ More than 1 year ago
I remember seeing Howie years ago when he was so hyper. Now the change is significant, but he is still entertaining. After reading his book, I was more able to understand why he was hyper. It was very imformative and interesting. I would recommend this book to my friends and relatives as a better way to get to know the real Howie Mandel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great laugh out loud book. I have a family member with OCD and ADHD this is a interesting book that shares the struggle and successes of some one who lives with OCD. Not a self help book. I think that Howie Mandel could receive better treatment for his OCD. I recommend this book to anyone that knows a person with OCD, but would suggest they also look into the OCD Foundation website for accurate information and help.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for anyone who has OCD, ADHD and a sense of humor. I never realized that Howie did such bizarre things.
MTR More than 1 year ago
This book intriged me from the start. As a child growing up I always wanted to be the center of attention. So I became a dancer,singer,actor.I also suffer with ocd that why I bought the book Good job Howie hope to meet you some day.A deep look inside this mans life a must read. Michael
Kristy74KK More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down and I hate to read. I've always loved Howie Mandel and his stand up. I am only 31yrs old but I had to put him on my bucket list to see. I got to see his stand up November 12th in Illinois. He was great, as I always thought he would be.
B-loNY More than 1 year ago
Very funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago