An Improvised Life

By Alan Arkin
(Da Capo Press, Paperback, 9780306819667, 201pp.)

Publication Date: March 2011

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From the Oscar-winning co-star of Little Miss Sunshine, a reflection on what theater--specifically the improvisational sort--has taught him about both craft and life.

About the Author
Alan Arkin was born in New York and attended Los Angeles City College and Bennington College. He is an award-winning actor and author who has starred in films, plays, and television shows. His books include: The Lemming Condition, The Clearing, and Some Fine Grandpa! He lives in Weston, CT.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011

Ever since he was 5, Academy Award winner Alan Arkin knew he was going to be an actor. When he started performing with Chicago's Second City troupe, he fell in love with improvisation. His new memoir, An Improvised Life, describes how he has made it all up along the way. More at

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