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How I Got This Way

Format:  Hardcover,

314 pages

Publisher: Harpercollins

Publish Date: Nov 2011

ISBN-13: 9780062109750

ISBN-10: 0062109758

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Sure, he's an excitable guy. Sure, he loves to complain. But Regis Philbin loves life . . . and with the wildly unpredictable one he's led so far, who wouldn't? After five decades in show business--and nearly 17,000 unforgettable hours on television--he has a lifetime's worth of stories to share.

In this entertaining memoir, the irrepressible Reege--consummate talk-show host, man-about-town, loving husband, father, and yes, obsessive sports fan--looks back at his years in show business. How I Got This Way is filled with stories of lessons learned--and elbows rubbed--with extraordinary, and often unsuspecting, teachers: David Letterman; Donald Trump; George Clooney; Howard Stern; Jack Nicholson; legendary Notre Dame coaches Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz; and, of course, longtime cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly "Pippa" Ripa; as well as his own lovely wife, Joy--to name just a few.

Whether he's revealing what really drove him "bonkers" on the set of Seinfeld, how he survived the first known bomb scare on live TV, what Jack Nicholson said about his beautiful leading ladies during their guys' night out together, or poignant memories of his last moments with his idol and dear friend, Jack Paar, Regis packs every page with his signature heart, wit, dynamic energy, and gratitude for everything life has brought him.

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Author:
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: Nov 2011
ISBN-13: 9780062109750
ISBN-10: 0062109758
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 314
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.3 x 1.3 x 9.1

About the author

Biography of Philbin, Regis

Regis Philbin was born on August 25, 1933 in New York City. He was named after his father's high school, Regis High, a Catholic boy's school. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx, in 1951, and earned his degree in sociology from Notre Dame University in Indiana. Philbin started his entertainment career as a stagehand in KCOP-TV, Los Angeles. He progressed to his own local shows like "Regis Philbin's Saturday Night in St.

Louis", following that as host of "A. M. Los Angeles" in 1975. He also worked on "The Tonight Show" as a page, and soon thereafter, as a news writer at a local Los Angeles station. Philbin also served in the U.S. Navy. When he joined "Live", he had already hosted nearly a dozen talk and game shows, between 1970 and 1990, and went though a series of cohorts, before clicking with Kathie Lee.

He went through a similar trial period when Gifford left the show, finally accepting Kelly Ripa as his new coho st. Philbin has written a cookbook with Kathie Lee as well as a biography, "Who Wants to be Me?" His awards include: May 2001, winner, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire; May 2001, winner, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, Live with Regis; 2001, TV Guide Personality of the Year; April 10, 2003, receives star on Hollywood Walk of Fame; August 20, 2004, sets Guinness World Record for "Most Hours on Camera" 15,188 hours; April 2006, inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame; June 2008, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Daytime Emmy Awards; 2009, Guinness World Record updated to 16,540. 5 hours.

Chapter outline

Forewordp. viii
Introductionp. x
Bing Crosbyp. 1
Two Major Marines: Major Rankin and Major Flake, USMCp. 14
Steve Allenp. 30
Ronald Reaganp. 40
Walter Winchellp. 52
Sydney Omarrp. 60
Cary Grantp. 67
Jack Paarp. 72
Bill Cosbyp. 83
Joey Bishopp. 89
Dean Martinp. 105
Don Ricklesp. 115
John Severinop. 124
Coach Frank Leahyp. 142
Coach Ara Parseghianp. 150
Coach Lou Holtzp. 161
Kathie Lee Giffordp. 173
Kelly Ripap. 192
Donald Trumpp. 210
Claudia Cohenp. 219
George Steinbrennerp. 227
Joe DiMaggiop. 236
Jerry Seinfeldp. 243
Steven Spielbergp. 250
George Clooneyp. 253
Jack Nicholsonp. 261
Howard Sternp. 269
Charles Grodinp. 272
David Lettermanp. 281
Joy Philbinp. 298
Acknowledgmentsp. 311

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2011-07-01)

As you surely know, Philbin, who's been wowing millions for nearly three decades as host of Live! with Regis and Kelly in its various guises, will be retiring soon. This memoir, which celebrates the idea that living well is the best revenge, publishes one month before he waves good-bye. With a 500,000-copy first printing; essential for all popular collections.

Book description

Sure, he’s an excitable guy.

Sure, he loves to complain.

But Regis Philbin loves life... and with the wildly unpredictable one he’s led so far, who wouldn’t? After five decades in show business—and nearly 17,000 unforgettable hours on television—he has a lifetime’s worth of stories to share.

In this entertaining memoir, the irrepressible Reege—consummate talk-show host, man-about-town, loving husband, father, and yes, obsessive sports fan—looks back at his years in show business. How I Got This Way is filled with stories of lessons learned—and elbows rubbed—with extraordinary, and often unsuspecting, teachers: David Letterman; Donald Trump; George Clooney; Howard Stern; Jack Nicholson; legendary Notre Dame coaches Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, and Lou Holtz; and, of course, longtime cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly “Pippa” Ripa; as well as his own lovely wife, Joy—to name just a few.

Whether he’s revealing what really drove him “bonkers” on the set of Seinfeld, how he survived the first known bomb scare on live TV, what Jack Nicholson said about his beautiful leading ladies during their guys’ night out together, or poignant memories of his last moments with his idol and dear friend, Jack Paar, Regis packs every page with his signature heart, wit, dynamic energy, and gratitude for everything life has brought him.

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