How I Got This Way
By Regis Philbin
It Books, Hardcover, 9780062109750, 336pp.
Publication Date: November 15, 2011
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Sure, hes an excitable guy.
Sure, he loves to complain.
But Regis Philbin loves life . . . and with the wildly unpredictable one hes led so far, who wouldnt? After five decades in show businessand nearly 17,000 unforgettable hours on televisionhe has a lifetimes worth of stories to share.
In this entertaining memoir, the irrepressible Reegeconsummate talk-show host, man-about-town, loving husband, father, and yes, obsessive sports fanlooks back at his years in show business. How I Got This Way is filled with stories of lessons learnedand elbows rubbedwith extraordinary, and often unsuspecting, teachers: David Letterman; Donald Trump; George Clooney; Howard Stern; Jack Nicholson; legendary Notre Dame coaches Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz; and, of course, longtime cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly Pippa Ripa; as well as his own lovely wife, Joyto name just a few.
Whether hes revealing what really drove him bonkers on the set of Seinfeld, how he survived the first known bomb scare on live TV, what Jack Nicholson said about his beautiful leading ladies during their guys night out together, or poignant memories of his last moments with his idol and dear friend, Jack Paar, Regis packs every page with his signature heart, wit, dynamic energy, and gratitude for everything life has brought him.
Essential for all popular collections.
Others have come and gone, but the breezy Philbin is still here. What you see on TV is what you get in this book. Fans will love it.
On Friday, Regis Philbin will step down from his hosting duties on the talk show Live with Regis and Kelly. But that doesn't mean he's retiring. In his new memoir, How I Got This Way, Philbin chronicles the twists and turns of his career and explains where he plans to go next. More at NPR.org
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