Let's Face It

  • by Kirk Douglas
  • Narrated by Jason Alexander
  • 6 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kirk Douglas is a born storyteller, and in this engrossing memoir, he offers wonderful tales, favorite jokes, and hard-won insights. As he explores the mixed blessings of growing older, he looks back at his youth and his glamorous life in Hollywood. He tells delightful stories of the making of such films as Spartacus and includes anecdotes about such friends as Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Ronald Reagan, Fred Astaire, John Wayne, and Johnny Cash.Douglas reveals the secrets that have kept him happily married for more than five decades and talks fondly of times spent with his sons and grandchildren. He reflects upon his Jewish faith and offers strong opinions on everything from racism to corporate greed to America's foreign affairs. He writes about the need to care more about the world and less about ourselves as he shares a lifetime's accumulation of wit and wisdom.

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What the Critics Say

"[D]oes not disappoint....Douglas' assessment of his life is honest, wise and not always flattering....Douglas is upbeat, engaging and full of sharp observations." (Publishers Weekly)

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WONDERFUL

I have never written a review but I have listened to over 400 books. I have listened to two books by Kirk Douglas. This one was simply WONDERFUL Jason Alexander was perfect. I loved every minute and hated to hear it end.
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- JILL GRUNDLAND

Spartacus still rules!

Mr. Douglas has done a fine job of reflecting and giving some very wise words of wisdom to the rest of us. He comes across as someone you would love to sit down and talk with. He has shown his faults and regrets but does not dwell on them. He appears to be a man of convictions based on research and common sense, not on what might be the popular, 'Hollywood' thing to do. I'm open anytime he would like to have coffee.
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- Marsha

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-27-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.