By Charles Grodin and others
As Charles says, “If you don’t get
wiser as you get older, then you just get older.” This book is about identifying
our mistakes, learning from them, and not repeating them.
Charles Grodin, a very funny individual who has appeared in movies, television
and radio, has asked his friends – from Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Shirley
MacLaine, Alan Alda, Regis Philbin, Don Hewitt (of 60 Minutes fame), Joe
Torre, and others – to share sometimes very revealing memories of the biggest
mistake they’ve made.
Regis Philbin learned to trust his instincts when
an early talk show got canceled.
Irwin Redlener, the co-founder of The Children’s Health Fund, examines a
near-mistake – how he almost canceled a trip to see a grown son who soon after
died in a skiing accident.
Dr. Nicholas Perricone learns to shift his perspective after witnessing the
bravery of a young girl during his internship.
Senator Orrin Hatch discusses his mistaken vote against making Martin Luthor
King Day a national holiday.
Carol Burnett’s hilarious essay explains why meeting Cary Grant turned out to
be a big mistake.
And many other stories. 240 pages. Hardcover. November 2007.