Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned

by Alan Alda
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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
nprfan1 More than 1 year ago
.....but still a good read nevertheless.

Alda has always fascinated me with the unique roles he's taken - the political naif in "The Seduction of Joe Tynan", the host of "Scientific American Frontiers", and, of course, the role that made him a household name - Benjamin Franklin Pierce on "M*A*S*H*".

His book is, in some strange way, exactly like those roles - unique, entertaining, and filling. You only get a glimpse of the man but that glimpse leaves you satisfied and contented.

Before I started this book I imagined I was going to get a standard autobiography. Having just finished it I can say that this is the furthest thing from it - but from Alan Alda I wouldn't have expected anything less.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While I read the book I could just imagine Alan Alda telling the story. Interesting, sad, entertaining, and funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you’re a fan of M*A*S*H, you will enjoy this book.
Euphrosyne4077 More than 1 year ago
This is a touching look at the life of Alan Alda. The writing flows and is so personal that you feel almost as if you are there, struggling and laughing with him. I strongly recomend this to anyone who is a fan of Alan Alda, or anyone who is in need of a pick me up.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Never Have Your Dog Stuffed' has turned my way of thinking totally upside down. Alan Alda is an aspiring actor with a childhood like nobody else. Knowing that he directed and wrote a majority of the M*A*S*H episodes makes me appreciate them more. I recommend this book to ANYONE who is looking for an interesting read and a good laugh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book was clearly written with earnest but I can¿t believe that a guy with as many experiences as Alan Alda chose these particular things to write about. Parts of the book were very interesting but I felt as though I had to plod through other parts. I also did not like the fact that he jumped around a bit in time. First he was married. Then he had just met his wife. I found that hard to follow. Most disappointing was that someone so well-known for one role, ¿Hawkeye¿, covered his 11 years on M*A*S*H in very few pages. However, I must say that I was moved by his talk about his parents and surprised by the fact that he was willing to share some very personal information about himself. The book is worth reading but all and all I have to say that I think that Alan Alda¿s book was not a real attention-grabber.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well written, funny, sad.
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Interesting information about Alda's childhood. I could hear his voice telling the story all while I was reading. His life is truly unique.
love2readallday More than 1 year ago
Alan Alda's humor is in evidence throughout .. I'm glad I read his book.
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Typical actor auto bio is there ever a happy family? For the collector of theater movies and tv books. anyone still have the radio personalities and silent screen ones?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I learned some interesting things about Alan and it gave me more insight into who he is and why. I think he's an admirable person who is a good role model for anyone, especially those who like to whine about the fact their lives weren't perfect. Here is a man whose life makes many others seem idyllic yet he still is a success as a father, a husband and a man.
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A book worth reading over and over again
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Good, easy-to-read, insightful material. I learned some things about myself.
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