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.