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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: It Books (Nov. 15 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062109758
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062109750
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 16 x 3.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #234,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Essential for all popular collections. (Library Journal)

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. (Kirkus Reviews)

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Sure, he’s an excitable guy.
Sure, he loves to complain.
But Regis Philbin loves life . . . and with the wildly unpredictable one he’s led so far, who wouldn’t? After five decades in show business—and nearly 17,000 unforgettable hours on television—he has a lifetime’s worth of stories to share.

In this entertaining memoir, the irrepressible Reege—consummate talk-show host, man-about-town, loving husband, father, and yes, obsessive sports fan—looks back at his years in show business. How I Got This Way is filled with stories of lessons learned—and elbows rubbed—with 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, Joy—to name just a few.

Whether he’s 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.


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Not at all what I expected or wanted. In this, everything is wonderful. All wonderful, all the time. If that were the way your life looked to you, then one might suspect some pathology or other.
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By Sherilyn Fleischhacker on Dec 27 2011
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's a quick read with large print but at the same time very entertaining. The pictures were very enjoyable with lots of stars.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Ronan on Feb. 25 2012
Format: Hardcover
This book is NOT an autobiography or memior. it is a collection of short stories about various people Regis knows or met throughout his life that had some kind of effect on him starting when he was young adult in the marines. he mostly talks about celebrities he met throughout his career. each chapter is about a certain person, usually a fun & entertaining story ending with a life lesson he either learned from that person or what he personally took away from it. He tells stories about old hollywood stars like Ronald Reagan, Cary Grant, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, Don Rickles and also some other TV celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld, Howard Stern, Donald Trump, KLG & Kelly Rippa. This book is fun and light-hearted - just like he is on TV. He doesn't really talk about anything personal either about himself or his family, so you won't learn much about him personally.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By reginald armstrong on Dec 16 2011
Format: Hardcover
I think I ordered 2 of these books on November 14. According to the Regis and Kelly show, the book was going to be released on the 15th, and I had the books, in my hands on the 18th. At the time of ordering, I forgot to uncheck Express, I think it was, so cost me an extra 9 dollars, but that was just fine by me, as both books are Christmas gifts to Mother and Motherinlaw. The book I ordered previous to that, came snail mail from the UK and took about 4 or 5 weeks. Anyways, I'm happy!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By AnneKennedy on Feb. 6 2012
Format: Hardcover
Don't buy from anybook-ca - Amazon Marketplace paid and never got the book. Was ripped off! They said they sent it but it has never arrived.
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