Who Is Alex Trebek?: A Biography

July 21, 2020|
Who Is Alex Trebek?: A Biography by Lisa Rogak
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After a contestant wrote “We love you, Alex!” as his Final Jeopardy! answer, fans around the world quickly chimed in to proclaim their own love and support for beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. In the wake of his devastating cancer diagnosis, the moment provided the perfect opportunity to reflect on what the show — and the man – meant to them.

It was no surprise, since millions of devoted viewers have long considered Alex Trebek to be a part of their daily lives ever since he began hosting the show in 1984. Now, bestselling biographer Lisa Rogak gives readers a look at Trebek's early life, his career, and his personal life throughout the years, drawing on many sources to tell his full story for the first time.

There are many surprises, like the fact that Trebek was almost 50 when he discovered that he had a half brother, as well as the revelation that for a short time he actually dreamed of becoming a priest. The native Canadian also struggled with depression after the failure of his first marriage, and for years afterward he despaired of ever having a family of his own until he met the woman who would become his soulmate.

Who Is Alex Trebek? is the first biography of the much-loved game show host, and as such, celebrates the man who has created a remarkable legacy that will live on in popular culture for generations to come.

LISA ROGAK is the author of numerous books, including Rachel Maddow: A Biography, And Nothing But the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert, and the New York Times bestseller Angry Optimist: The Life and Times of Jon Stewart. She is the editor of the New York Times bestseller Barack Obama in His Own Words. Rogak li...
Title:Who Is Alex Trebek?: A Biography
Dimensions:256 pages
Published:July 21, 2020
Publisher:St. Martin's Publishing Group
ISBN - 13:9781250773661

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