• My Anecdotal Life

  • A Memoir
  • By: Carl Reiner
  • Narrated by: Carl Reiner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (106 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

"Aren't we lucky that Carl Reiner's memory is still intact? He has given us a veritable treasure trove of wonderful recollections, some side-splittingly funny and a few that are really touching. The best one is about me." (Mel Brooks)

"You can't define genius, but it stands up and shouts from the pages of Carl Reiner's My Anecdotal Life." (Mary Tyler Moore)

"...you'll know why Carl Reiner was one of my all-time favorite guests on The Tonight Show. He's bright, a brilliant storyteller, self-effacing, and funny as hell." (Johnny Carson)

"Mr. Reiner's stories allow us to have his whole life flash before our eyes. Happily, he is a delightful storyteller and a very gifted flasher." (Larry Gelbart)

"This book offers the absolutely incomparable experience of knowing what it would be like to have Carl Reiner as a friend and without the exorbitant costs of trying to book him on a regular basis." (Jerry Seinfeld)

©2003 Carl Reiner (P)2003, 2016 New Millennium Entertainment, Phoenix Books

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A Man With Many Stories...

First let me say that I'm a big Dick Van Dyke Show fan. Knowing that Mr. Reiner was the writer and producer for this show began my interest in his books. This is probably a great one for anyone with the same background.

This book has a smooth flow but does jump around to different parts of the author's life. Mr. Reiner's reading of this book makes you feel like you are sitting with an older family member and listening to stories about their life. These stories made many frustrating trips to and from work more enjoyable and relaxing. Each story helped provide a good laugh in the morning and evening commutes.

If you find this book enjoyable, you will find Mr. Reiner's other audiobooks entertaining as well.

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Very Entertaining

...and interesting. Some great stories. I loved it, lots of interesting tales. Also, as an actor, the author does a great job of reading it, accents, impressions and all!

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Absolutely charming, funny, & delightful

Loved this so much. Wonderful, amusing stories from his life. Beautifully narrated by Carl Reiner! Never wanted it to end!

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The multi-talented Carl Reiner.

o absolutely loved it. it was extremely enjoyable. what a true treasure of a person and talent Carl Reiner was. I never knew all the diffrent levels and sides to the incredibly gifted and talented actor. His genius will be missed.

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