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Release Date: October 13, 2020
ISBN: 9781632280732
eISBN: 9781632281302

Out of My Mind (Not Quite a Memoir)

by Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin has starred on Broadway, TV, over sixty films, and has won almost every acting award in North America. In this, his ninth published book, with his characteristic wry humor, he digs into his long time search for meaning past the seductive glamour of show business. By the time he was in his early thirties, his career was in full bloom and he had achieved everything he’d ever thought he wanted, only to find that it was not what he had hoped for. Something was missing, himself. In Out of My Mind, Arkin speaks openly about the existential crisis which brought him from analysis to the serious study of Eastern Philosophy and several teachers who helped him revise his views on almost everything. In this sort-of-memoir, the eighty-six-year-old actor tells of the adventures, which, as a direct result of decades of meditation, shook his conception of reality and brought him to a new, exciting, and expanded view of what is out there, and the endless, mind-boggling adventure into what is possible–not just for himself but for all the rest of us.

 
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ALAN ARKIN has starred on Broadway, TV, over sixty films, and has won almost every acting award in North America. In this, his ninth published book, with his characteristic wry humor, he digs into his long time search for meaning past the seductive glamour of show business. By the time he was in his early thirties, his career was in full bloom and he had achieved everything he’d ever thought he...


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I listened to this memoir in one sitting, and when it was finished, I had many questions for Arkin—he left me wanting more. (I immediately added An Improvised Life to my audiobooks cart.) His storytelling is focused and matter-of-fact; his voice fluid, without extraneous words or noises, nothing to distract me from what he’s saying. "If I have a belief system left," he tells us, "it mostly revolves around stopping to breathe. — The New York Times

 

 

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