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How I Got This Way

by Regis Philbin

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | March 12, 2012 | Hardcover |

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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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: March 12, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062109758

ISBN - 13: 9780062109750

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How I Got This Way

by Regis Philbin

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 256 Pages, 6.3 × 9.45 × 1.18 in

Published: March 12, 2012

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062109758

ISBN - 13: 9780062109750

About the Book

Regis Philbin has regaled television audiences with his stories for more than 50 years, but he's saved the most hilarious, surprising, heartfelt and inspiring tales for now. In what is essentially a memoir and a primer for living the good life all rolled into one, this beloved TV icon shares the secrets to success and happiness as he has learned them from his innumerable celebrity encounters, friendships and of course, from his relationship with his loving wife and family.

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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.

About the Author

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 cohosts, before clicking with Kathie Lee. He went through a similar trial period when Gifford left the show, finally accepting Kelly Ripa as his new cohost. 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
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