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The Resource The answer is ... : reflections on my life, Alex Trebek, (electronic resource)

The answer is ... : reflections on my life, Alex Trebek, (electronic resource)

Label
The answer is ... : reflections on my life
Title
The answer is ...
Title remainder
reflections on my life
Statement of responsibility
Alex Trebek
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career. Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers, bringing entertainment and education into their homes five nights a week. Last year, he made the stunning announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. What followed was an incredible outpouring of love and kindness. Social media was flooded with messages of support, and the Jeopardy! studio received boxes of cards and letters offering guidance, encouragement, and prayers. For over three decades, Trebek had resisted countless appeals to write a book about his life. Yet he was moved so much by all the goodwill, he felt compelled to finally share his story. "I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year," he writes in The Answer Is: Reflections on My Life. The book combines illuminating personal anecdotes with Trebek's thoughts on a range of topics, including marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality, and philanthropy. Trebek also addresses the questions he gets asked most often by Jeopardy! fans, such as what prompted him to shave his signature mustache, his insights on legendary players like Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer, and his opinion of Will Ferrell's Saturday Night Live impersonation. The book uses a novel structure inspired by Jeopardy!, with each chapter title in the form of a question, and features dozens of never-before-seen photos that candidly capture Trebek over the years. This wise, charming, and inspiring book is further evidence why Trebek has long been considered one of the most beloved and respected figures in entertainment
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
RECBK
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1940-2020
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Trebek, Alex
Dewey number
791.4502/8092
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1992.4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Recorded Books, Inc
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  • Trebek, Alex
  • Television personalities
  • Pancreas
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Label
The answer is ... : reflections on my life, Alex Trebek, (electronic resource)
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unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Introduction -- 1. The Nickel Range? -- 2. Pollution? -- 3. The "Last of the Bad Women"? -- 4. Two Dozen Eggs -- 5. Neckties -- 6. Rheumatism? -- 7. The Great Gildersleeve? -- 8. Riding a Stationary Pony -- 9. Boarding School -- 10. A Mentor? -- 11. An Important Lesson -- 12. George Alexander Trebek? -- 13. Military College? -- 14. My Favorite Movie? -- 15. Rebellion? -- 16. Grade Thirteen? -- 17. My First U.S. Job? -- 18. St. Thomas Aquinas? -- 19. Teamwork -- 20. Experience? -- 21. Music Hop? -- 22. Practical Jokes -- 23. Punctuality?
  • 24. Encouragement -- 25. A Lesson in Humility -- 26. Mark Twain? -- 27. Courage? -- 28. Alan Thicke? -- 29. Los Angeles -- 30. Cursing -- 31. Hash Brownies? -- 32. Luxury Automobiles -- 33. Family -- 34. The Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule? -- 35. Luck -- 36. Ingenuity -- 37. "A Time for Tony"? -- 38. Another Lesson in Humility -- 39. Giving Back -- 40. Camaraderie -- 41. America? -- 42. A Conscience -- 43. A Single Step -- 44. The Musk Ox? -- 45. Riding a Horse -- 46. A Soul Mate? -- 47. Haworth, England -- 48. Fatherhood -- 49. Work-Life Balance -- 50. Loss? -- 51. Great Colleagues -- 52. Dracula?
  • 53. Improvisation And Preparation -- 54. The Five-Game Rule? -- 55. Ken Jennings? -- 56. James Holzhauer? -- 57. Strategy? -- 58. Eddie Timanus? -- 59. Cindy Stowell? -- 60. Dana Venator? -- 61. Comfort -- 62. A Mustache? -- 63. Will Ferrell and Eugene Levy? -- 64. The College Championships? -- 65. Celebrity Jeopardy!? -- 66. Johnny Gilbert? -- 67. The Fans -- 68. Frank Sinatra? -- 69. The "Warm Bath" Philosophy? -- 70. Silliness -- 71. A Wish Fulfilled? -- 72. Sleeping Nude -- 73. An Expensive Hairpiece -- 74. Toughness? -- 75. The Will to Survive? -- 76. Problem-Solving? -- 77. Education
  • 78. An Emoji? (No, Really, What Is It?) -- 79. The Caregivers -- 80. Retirement? -- 81. Getting Your Affairs in Order? -- 82. Life -- About the Author -- Image Credits -- Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982158019
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00819576
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C57F3B6F-862E-4E75-85A6-D097CC4D39FD
System control number
(OCoLC)1162141436
Label
The answer is ... : reflections on my life, Alex Trebek, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Intro -- Title Page -- Dedication -- Introduction -- 1. The Nickel Range? -- 2. Pollution? -- 3. The "Last of the Bad Women"? -- 4. Two Dozen Eggs -- 5. Neckties -- 6. Rheumatism? -- 7. The Great Gildersleeve? -- 8. Riding a Stationary Pony -- 9. Boarding School -- 10. A Mentor? -- 11. An Important Lesson -- 12. George Alexander Trebek? -- 13. Military College? -- 14. My Favorite Movie? -- 15. Rebellion? -- 16. Grade Thirteen? -- 17. My First U.S. Job? -- 18. St. Thomas Aquinas? -- 19. Teamwork -- 20. Experience? -- 21. Music Hop? -- 22. Practical Jokes -- 23. Punctuality?
  • 24. Encouragement -- 25. A Lesson in Humility -- 26. Mark Twain? -- 27. Courage? -- 28. Alan Thicke? -- 29. Los Angeles -- 30. Cursing -- 31. Hash Brownies? -- 32. Luxury Automobiles -- 33. Family -- 34. The Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule? -- 35. Luck -- 36. Ingenuity -- 37. "A Time for Tony"? -- 38. Another Lesson in Humility -- 39. Giving Back -- 40. Camaraderie -- 41. America? -- 42. A Conscience -- 43. A Single Step -- 44. The Musk Ox? -- 45. Riding a Horse -- 46. A Soul Mate? -- 47. Haworth, England -- 48. Fatherhood -- 49. Work-Life Balance -- 50. Loss? -- 51. Great Colleagues -- 52. Dracula?
  • 53. Improvisation And Preparation -- 54. The Five-Game Rule? -- 55. Ken Jennings? -- 56. James Holzhauer? -- 57. Strategy? -- 58. Eddie Timanus? -- 59. Cindy Stowell? -- 60. Dana Venator? -- 61. Comfort -- 62. A Mustache? -- 63. Will Ferrell and Eugene Levy? -- 64. The College Championships? -- 65. Celebrity Jeopardy!? -- 66. Johnny Gilbert? -- 67. The Fans -- 68. Frank Sinatra? -- 69. The "Warm Bath" Philosophy? -- 70. Silliness -- 71. A Wish Fulfilled? -- 72. Sleeping Nude -- 73. An Expensive Hairpiece -- 74. Toughness? -- 75. The Will to Survive? -- 76. Problem-Solving? -- 77. Education
  • 78. An Emoji? (No, Really, What Is It?) -- 79. The Caregivers -- 80. Retirement? -- 81. Getting Your Affairs in Order? -- 82. Life -- About the Author -- Image Credits -- Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781982158019
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00819576
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C57F3B6F-862E-4E75-85A6-D097CC4D39FD
System control number
(OCoLC)1162141436

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