Readers will not necessarily have to enjoy the work
of the actor/director/writer Alan Alda to warm to the
autobiographical ride he takes them on through his
It begins with his childhood traipsing around the United
States with his father's burlesque show while coping with his
mother's growing schizophrenic paranoia.
It moves on through his years of struggle through school and
as a young actor, his life as a husband and father to his
success through the hit television series M*A*S*H.
It's funny, it's poignant, it's compelling - and the title is
brilliantly appropriate, as readers will find out.
- Jude Hathaway