Actor Charles Grodin

Charles Grodin may be best known to movie fans for his starring roles in the Beethoven dog films,The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run with Robert DeNiro, and Heaven Can Wait with Warren Beatty, among dozens of others.  He also has been called “a first-rate storyteller” by the New York Times and “a natural born raconteur” by Newsweek, and his new book will not disappoint. 

HOW I GOT TO BE WHOEVER IT IS I AM features behind-the-scenes tales of the many actors, directors, writers, producers, journalists, and politicians with whom Grodin has worked, including Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Johnny Carson, Orson Welles, and other colorful characters.

There are hilarious and poignant anecdotes from his childhood in Pittsburgh, college adventures, romances, memorable moments in his entertainment career, his experiences as a CBS News commentator and his advocacy work on behalf of prisoners and the homeless.  At turns funny, poignant, opinionated and always memorable, HOW I GOT TO BE WHOEVER IT IS I AM is a compelling look inside the mind of an always one-of-a-kind writer, activist, philanthropist and performer.

All of Charles Grodin’s proceeds from this book will go to Mentoring, USA a non-profit organization dedicated to transformative connections for young people through the advocacy and involvement of mentors.


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