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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed

And Other Things I've Learned

By Alan Alda

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed
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  • Hardcover: Sep 2005,
    240 pages.
    Paperback: Sep 2006,
    272 pages.

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A life more filled with turbulence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen. Memoir

From the book jacket: He’s one of America’s most recognizable and acclaimed actors – a star on Broadway, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, writing, and directing, during his eleven years on M*A*S*H. Now Alan Alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances. Yet Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is not a memoir of show-business ups and downs. It is a moving and funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only just begun to grow. It is the story of turning points in Alda’s life, events that would make him what he is – if only he could survive them.

From the moment as a boy when his dead dog is returned from the taxidermist’s shop with a hideous expression on his face, and he learns that death can’t be undone, to the...

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