If I Only Knew Then

If I Only Knew Then

Learning From Our Mistakes

Book - 2007
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A CBS News commentator, actor, and activist shares eighty life lessons imparted by such friends and colleagues as Carol Burnett, Rosie O'Donnell, and Senator Orrin Hatch about their most valuable and life-changing mistakes.

Hachette Book Group
Writer, activist, and actor Charles Grodin delivers a fascinating collection of more than eighty intimate and revealing stories from friends and colleagues in the worlds of entertainment, sports, journalism, politics, and business-inspiring, entertaining, and heartfelt accounts of mistakes they've made and the lessons they learned.

Carol Burnett writes about an ill-fated meeting with Cary Grant. Rosie O'Donnell remembers her inability to express her love for a close girlfriend. Senator Orrin Hatch regrets voting against Martin Luther King Day. Goldie Hawn considers her last day on Laugh-In...and that's just the beginning!

Alan Alda overprepares for an interview. Ben Stiller wonders whether he should have stayed in school. Kenneth Cole gets mixed up during an important speech. Lily Tomlin reconsiders a wardrobe choice. And what do Shirley MacLaine and Paul Newman regret? You'll have to read to find out.

IF I ONLY KNEW THEN... is that rare book that could change your life. We aren't always aware we're making mistakes. These wonderful stories offer insights that could keep us from erring in the future. Don't make the mistake of not reading this book!

All of Mr. Grodin's proceeds from this book will be donated to HELP USA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower the homeless and others in need to become and remain self-reliant.

Publisher: New York : Springboard Press, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
Description: ix, 226 p. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780446581158
Branch Call Number: 791.43028 IfI
Additional Contributors: Grodin, Charles.


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Jan 09, 2015

Most of the what the contributors learned was "trust your instincts" and "tell people you love them before it's too late".

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