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A frank, funny, no-holds-barred memoir that reveals the Deal or No Deal hosts ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD and how it has shaped his life and career.
Howie Mandel is one of the most recognizable names in entertainmentrespected by his peers and beloved by audiences as the host of the enormously popular prime-time game show Deal or No Deal. With a career that spans three decades and many different show-business platformshes a renowned stand-up comedian who continues to perform more than 150 sold-out shows a year, he created the award-winning TV show Bobbys World, hes starred in feature films and the hit TV series St. Elsewhere, and hes also hosted his own daytime talk showhes one of the most versatile performers anywhere. But there are aspects of his personal and professional life hes never talked about publiclyuntil now.
Eleven years ago, Mandel first told the world about his germophobia. Hes recently started discussing his adult ADHD as well. Now, for the first time, he reveals the details of his struggle with these challenging disorders. He catalogs his numerous fears and neuroses and shares entertaining stories about how he has tried to integrate them into his act. If Im making myself laugh, he writes, then Im distracted from all the other things going on in my head that are, at times, torturous. And he speaks frankly and honestly about the ways his condition has affected his personal lifeas a son, husband, and father of three.
Fans whove been dying to know the deal behind Mandels remarkable rise through the show-business ranks will be rewarded with many never-before-told anecdotes, each one generously leavened with Mandels trademark humor. There are tales from every phase of his colorful careerfrom his early days as a teenage carpet salesman and aspiring stand-up comic to his stint opening for Diana Ross, his six years on St. Elsewhere, and beyond.
As heartfelt as it is hilarious, Heres the Deal: Dont Touch Me is the story of one mans effort to draw comic inspiration out of his darkest, most vulnerable places. Its sure to please Howie Mandels legion of fansand provide hope to the millions who strive to succeed in spite of OCD and ADHD.
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|Publisher:||Random House Publishing Group|
|Publish Date:||Sep 28, 2010|
|Number of Pages:||240|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.46|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.0 x 0.75|
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