This Is The Author | Eddie Izzard

“Somebody asked me ‘Do you want to do an autobiography?’ I wasn’t going to do it now—I say this in my introduction. I thought it’s what you do at the end…I did not know the rules. But they said, ‘Do it!’ I thought, okay, I’ll do one. It’s a halfway point. This is my first half of life.”

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This Is The Author | Alan Alda

“The book is about communicating and relating to other people, and it’s called IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU, WOULD I HAVE THIS LOOK ON MY FACE? And that’s really what it’s about, it’s about the value of relating. I think the basis of communicating is when you understand what’s going on in the head of the person you’re talking to or communicating with, whether you’re talking to them in person or in a written piece of material. You’ve got to know what they’re going through—otherwise, you’re just spraying information at them.”

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This Is The Author | Jeffrey Tambor

“When I was a young actor in New York, I premiered in a show called Sly Fox, which starred the great George C. Scott. I had three lines in the show. Actually, I had one line and I said it three times. It was, ‘You look wonderful, sir,’ which I added ‘oh’ to. ‘Oh, you look wonderful, sir.’ That was free of charge. I remember walking out the stage door one day and there was this legendary autograph hound that went from theater to theater, and he was standing right in front of me as I walked out, and he looked at me and he went, ‘Are you anybody?'”

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This Is The Author | Kelly Osbourne

“My book is called There is No F*cking Secret, Lessons from a Badass Bitch, and what inspired me to write this book is that so many people have decided who they think I am, and tell me who they think I am, and come to me all the time and ask me what my secret is. And, I want the world to see who I really am, and the only way I could do that is by writing this book.”

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