In How I Got to Be...Charles Grodin discusses the people and situations that shaped him, his values, and his opinions. Organized in rough chronological order, Grodin looks back at major events in his life. Included are hilarious and poignant stories from his early family life; college adventures; romantic dalliances; key moments in his entertainment career, including working with Robert DeNiro, Martin Short, Miss Piggy, and Beethoven; his talk show and 60 Minutes II; and, finally, what he's been doing the last 10 years, including his advocacy work for the homeless and the disenfranchised. Grodin lets us in on the private moments that forged his identity, and public moments that make you wonder if he's making it all up. There will be lots of behind-the-scenes stories about the many actors, directors, writers, and politicians he has worked with. Grodin has entertained and enlightened us for over 35 years. The book is written in his inimitable style.
Charles Grodin best known for his starring film roles in The Heartbreak Kid, Midnight Run, the Beethoven films, and dozens of others. He has written five books, including the US bestseller It Would Be So Nice If You Weren't Here