I Remember Me
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I Remember Me weaves an American tapestry of colorful tales, beginning with the timid musings of a young boy on the verge of becoming a man in the Jewish section of New York’s Bronx neighborhood, and bringing us up to date with the mature insight of a man whose remarkable trajectory has sent him to the top of Hollywood’s elite and sparked the careers of dozens of household-name entertainers. Along the way, Reiner treats his loyal readers to everything from the ordinary to the truly unforgettable: a family trip to a nude beach, French lessons with Mel Brooks, a chapter dedicated to Rinnie the dog who unfortunately mistakes a skunk for a cat, a surprise early-morning visit from the McCarthy era FBI, a heart wrenching story of loss describing the day of his wife’s passing, and then in a revealing chapter of Reiner’s character, he describes “the most theatrically triumphant day” of his young career.
Through his memoir, we meet the man behind the success in roles rarely seen before: son to Romanian immigrant Irving Reiner, husband to fellow Bronx native and renowned singer Estelle Reiner, father to the prolific filmmaker Rob Reiner, Dr. Annie Reiner psychoanalyst & gifted singer, and Lucas Reiner, a globally recognized fine artist.
Written with the same combination of playful jest and modest humility that has garnered the love and respect of fans for generations, I Remember Me remembers the creative and inspiring journey of one of the most revered comedic icons of the past hundred years.
“Carl Reiner is at that wonderful point in life where he knows absolutely everything. Especially, how to tell a wonderful story. I just love being in his world and this book is the Grand Tour.”
“Great stories from the great Carl Reiner. I liked Chapter 29 the best.”
“At a time when so much of comedy can be cruel and mean spirited... Carl Reiner is a perfect example of comedy and kindness mixed with just the right amount of biting wit to make for a really satisfying read.”
“Crime and Punishment has always been my favorite book... Until Now!”
This is what a digital book should be!
This is packed full of photos, videos, and cool features that really add to the experience. A "must have" for any fan of comedy.
Like the best scrapbooks
I loved this book. It was like sitting in Carl Reiner's living room with him showing me his scrapbook! I wish I could put one together like this for my family. I was born in 1942, so it was like reminiscing about my past with an old friend.
So far so good mostly
I am only a little way into this book and I am enjoying it. Reading it is like listening to someone tell a story.
I like that you can tap the photos and they enlarge, however, not all the photos are labeled, I wish they were, in the beginning none were labeled, and I was thinking, I wish they had captions, then I got to one that did. I would love it is they all were labeled with captions.