The Other Side of Me

The Other Side of Me

by Sidney Sheldon
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The Other Side of Me by Sidney Sheldon

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780759567320
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2006
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 257,955
File size: 599 KB

About the Author

Sidney Sheldon is the mega-selling international author of seventeen bestselling novels and one autobiography. There are now over 275 million copies of his books in print worldwide and he features in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s most translated author. He is also a highly acclaimed, award-winning scriptwriter for stage, film and television. He died in 2007 at the age of 89.


Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

February 11, 1917

Date of Death:

January 30, 2007

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


Northwestern University, 1935-36

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Other Side of Me: A Memoir 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Reisman More than 1 year ago
Talk about a "page turner"!! I couldn't stop reading this book! Sidney Sheldon led a remarkable life and did it all while struggling with his manic-depressive (bipolar) illness! The first paragraph of the first chapter will hook you! He knew how to write. It's not only an interesting and fun book but an inspiring book! Shows what you can accomplish if you hang in there, keep working and never give up. Sidney Sheldon never stopped working. Amazing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing. Really well written. I wes captivatedby thefirest words. Keep going
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All people are trapped inside themselves. You have four sides: Created, Hidden, Dark, and Light. The only side anyone ever sees is the Created Side, your armor, your shell. But it is not you. <p> Your Hidden Side is a mixture of your Light Side and Dark Side. It is the part of you that is afraid of the past, afraid of the future, afraid of the present. The part of you that yearns to be someone else, something else, something that your are not. It tries to hide behind the Created Side. It is all the fear of your body. <p> Your Dark Side is the part of you that yearns to be free, but should be kept hidden even more so than the Hidden Side. It is the part of you that wishes someone de<_>ad, or tells you to do something bad. It is your inner demon. Waiting to be awoken, it can grow bigger than all the other sides and drive you to insanity. <p> The Light Side is the thing you want to be, the way you want to be seen, the you that is kind. It does not yearn to be seen like the Dark Side, instead, it waits for its cue. But, sometimes, that never happens. <p> Alina walked around the alley. The fullmoon was up, but nobody was here. She had been sent a mysterious letter from Anon Emus, which had told her to meet in this alleywa on the fullmoon and release her full potential. She did not know who Anon was. <p> Suddenly, the moon became blood red and with a flash, the night became dark. Alina shook herself and lifted her head, looking around. There were three others of herself. "Ali, Alix, Alice, and Alina." Said the one with the black hair that had a red streak. "I am Alix." Said the same one eerily, a dark smile creeping across her face. <br> "I.... I'm... Ali." Whimpered the one with very long, pale blonde hair. <br> "Oh, I'm Alice. I'm an artist." Said the one with wavy brown hair. <br> "I'm Alina. It's nice to meet you all... um. How did you know everyone's name before we even met you?" She said to Alix. <br> "Well, we're all the same person."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A truly amazing life story by my absolute favorite author.  He overcame much in his life to accomplish even more!  A &quot;must read&quot; if you're a Sidney Sheldon fan.  Each &amp; every one of his books are real page turners and his story telling talents are superlative!  I  have all of his books and often re-read them as they are that good.  So happy that Tilley Bagshawe has taken over his writing.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Simple, forthright and not beating around the bush- that's Sydney Sheldon's stlye! As soon as you begin reading the first paragraph, an interesting story is assured. Even if you are not an avid reader, you will be glued! It's as effortless as watching a movie! It's intriguing to know the writer's journey and experiences from being down in the pits to sumptuous glory. The book explores the elements with which a writer is made.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sidney Sheldon! I was captured by his books shortly after he began writing them and have read / re-read all of them many times-- my abosolute favorite --'If Tomorrow Comes'. Some of his real life experiences show up in his story lines -- incredibly great! He puts you into his work -- you are immersed and living what you read. His real life story is so enjoyable and once again the MASTER OF THE GAME has given us a page turner!
GailCooke More than 1 year ago
Many would say that bestselling novelist Sidney Sheldon has led a charmed life. As a boy of 17 he would have laughed at that description, perhaps cried as he attempted suicide. He thought everything was hopeless. He lived in Chicago during the Depression - there was little money for anything, let alone college. However, 'The Other Side of Me' is the true story of how he beat the odds, lived with manic depression, suffered the devastating loss of a child, and became a heralded author with over 300 million copies of his books in print. He wouldn't have dreamed this when he worked as a theater usher. However, it wasn't long after that he became a songwriter, soon sharing notes with Irving Berlin. A man Sheldon describes as not being able to carry a tune or read music. All he had, Sheldon said was genius. Later, Sheldon would direct most of the Hollywood greats in films and create a host of popular television programs. However, Sheldon is more than candid in his memoir as we learn that while there were bright lights and star studded parties, he also battled personal demons. For many, his true story will be more enthralling than his fiction. Stage and television actor Mike O'Malley offers a distinctive reading as he traces Sheldon's life from depressed teenager to a man who has had 'an incredible career with great successes and king-sized failures.' - Gail Cooke
Guest More than 1 year ago
After numerous novels of excellence, Sidney Sheldon has done the public a tremendous favor by telling his own life story. The story captures his readers with the first page starting off as a Chicago youth facing traumatic odds, mental anguish and parental difficulties. Later, we journey to NewYorkCity where he gains cheap employment as an usher in one of the city's theatre. The story moves to California where he faces tremendous career and family ups and downs. He is the Master and his life's novel readilly explains his reasons as such. Absolutely an enjoyable autobiography that is thrilling told by this 88 year old author. A great uplifting story of outstanding worth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sidney Sheldon captured me years ago when I read The Naked Face and The Other Side of Midnight. Since then, I have read all of his novels, wondering how he could magnify and tell his stories with such authenticity. My favorite novel is Rage of Angels. Although, I also loved the novel Master of the Game. Now that I have read his memoir, I fully realize his talents. His personal story was wonderful, starting out as a youth in Chicago and traveling to New York and then to LA. His highs and his lows are detailed in this chronicle magnificently. I love this book and gained enormous insight regarding his life and his career as a writer, etc. He is definitely an inspiration to other writers by not giving up so I will keep turning life's pages as he states. This is THE REAL DEAL for sure. Mr. Sheldon is indeed the MASTER on the literary circuit and should be commended for his greatness and tremendous talent.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's only one man who writes for readers and make them feel as though their living the book. His books make me smile, laugh out loud and cry with sorrow. Sidney Sheldon has a extraodinary way of taking the reader exactly where he wants his books to take them - to a Journey. Fantastic! I love him