Let's face it: 90 years of living, loving, and learning

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The legendary actor looks back on his long and eventful life, reflecting on the joys and sorrows of aging, his storied Hollywood career, his family and five-decade marriage, and his Jewish faith.
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This engrossing memoir provides an indelible self-portrait of one of America's screen icons—while sharing the wit and wisdom Kirk Douglas has accumulated over a lifetime.

Kirk Douglas is a born storyteller, and in this memoir, he offers wonderful tales, favorite jokes, and hard-won insights. As he explores the mixed blessings of growing older, he looks back at his youth and his storied, glamorous life in Hollywood. He tells delightful stories of the making of such films as Spartacus and includes anecdotes about such friends as Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall, Ronald Reagan, Fred Astaire, John Wayne, and Johnny Cash. He reveals the secrets that have kept him happily married for more than five decades, and talks fondly of times spent with his sons and grandchildren. He reflects upon his Jewish faith and offers strong opinions on everything from racism to corporate greed to the war in Iraq and the situation in Israel. He writes about the need to care more about the world and less about ourselves, as he shares a lifetime's accumulation of wit and wisdom.

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subject_facet Douglas, Kirk, -- 1916-, Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
title_display Let's face it : 90 years of living, loving, and learning
title_full Let's Face It 90 Years of Living, Loving and Learning, Let's face it : 90 years of living, loving, and learning / Kirk Douglas, Let's face it [electronic resource] : 90 years of living, loving, and learning / Kirk Douglas
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title_sub 90 years of living, loving, and learning
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