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Writer, activist, and actor Charles Grodin delivers a fascinating collection of more than eighty intimate and revealing stories from friends and colleagues in the worlds of entertainment, sports, journalism, politics, and business-inspiring, entertaining, and heartfelt accounts of mistakes they’ve made and the lessons they learned.
Carol Burnett writes about an ill-fated meeting with Cary Grant. Rosie O’Donnell remembers her inability to express her love for a close girlfriend. Senator Orrin Hatch regrets voting against Martin Luther King Day. Goldie Hawn considers her last day on Laugh-In…and that’s just the beginning!
Alan Alda overprepares for an interview. Ben Stiller wonders whether he should have stayed in school. Kenneth Cole gets mixed up during an important speech. Lily Tomlin reconsiders a wardrobe choice. And what do Shirley MacLaine and Paul Newman regret? You’ll have to read to find out.
If Only I Knew Then… is that rare book that could change your life. We aren’t always aware we’re making mistakes. These wonderful stories offer insights that could keep us from erring in the future. Don’t make the mistake of not reading this book!
All of Mr. Grodin’s proceeds from this book will be donated to HELP USA, a not-for-profit organization with a mission to empower the homeless and others in need to become and remain self-reliant.