I Remember Me

  • by Carl Reiner
  • Narrated by Carl Reiner
  • 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For over half a century, millions have appreciated Carl Reiner's work as comedian, actor, director, TV writer and author. Winner of numerous accolades, including 12 Emmy wins and one Grammy award, Carl Reiner once again brandishes his literary talents to tell the story of his life in I Remember Me.
Reiner reminisces on 90 years of love and laughter, highs and lows, mistakes and triumphs. Told with a warm heart and an occasional touch of nostalgia, Reiner draws from decades of family, friends and fun to illuminate his life and career as one of America's most loved and memorable figures.
I Remember Me weaves an American tapestry of colorful tales, beginning with the timid musings of a young boy on the verge of becoming a man in the Jewish section of New York's Bronx neighborhood, and bringing us up to date with the mature insight of a man whose remarkable trajectory has sent him to the top of Hollywood's elite and sparked the careers of dozens of household-name entertainers. Along the way, Reiner treats his listeners to everything from the ordinary to the truly unforgettable: a family trip to a nude beach, French lessons with Mel Brooks, a chapter dedicated to Rinnie (the dog who unfortunately mistakes a skunk for a cat), a surprise early-morning visit from the McCarthy era FBI, a heart wrenching story of loss describing the day of his wife's passing, and then - in a revealing chapter of Reiner's character - he describes "the most theatrically triumphant day" of his young career.
Through his memoir, we meet the man behind the success in roles rarely seen before: son to Romanian immigrant Irving Reiner; husband to fellow Bronx native and renowned singer Estelle Reiner; father to the prolific filmmaker Rob Reiner, psychoanalyst Dr. Annie Reiner, gifted singer, and, Lucas Reiner, a globally recognized fine artist.
Written with the same combination of playful jest and modest humility that has garnered the love and respect of fans for generations, I Remember Me remembers the creative and inspiring journey of one of the most revered comedic icons of the past hundred years.


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What could Carl Reiner have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

He must have tons of good anecdotes to talk about. Why didn't he use them?

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Not lively enough, not very enthusiastic.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Carl too old to do this. Perhaps would have been better 30 years ago.h

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- Kindle Customer

I'll have what he's having

In the movie "When Harry Met Sally," Estelle Reiner (Carl's wife and Rob's mother) memorably quipped 'I'll have what she's having!' After listening to this audio book I would like to say that I'll have what he's having! At 90 Mr. Reiner is as funny, charming, and silly as he ever was. I hope, should I be lucky enough to live to 90, that I am as enthusiastic and excited about my creative projects as Mr. Reiner obviously is. Thanks Mr. Reiner for the all the laughs.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-18-2012
  • Publisher: Open Book Audio