Monday, December 5, 2011

"How I Got This Way" Review

Emmy Award-winning television star Regis Philbin has entertained millions of Americans every weekday morning for the past 28 years hosting, in various incarnations, the popular show "Live! with Regis and Kelly". Referred to often as the hardest working man in television, he has rubbed elbows and egos with countless personalities. His innate curiosity and wit has enabled him to learn great life lessons from the most legendary and formidable of them. Now in a most unique memoir Regis shares all that these experiences have taught him about achieving success and happiness-and about maintaining both for as long as he has! It is the ultimate gift to his fans as he departed the show in November of 2011, closing one very long and rich chapter of his life to begin yet another.  Inspiring anecdotes, laugh-out-loud tales and awkward celebrity moments make this so much more than a memoir-it truly is Regis' personal guide to living a positive life. Marked by same tongue-in-cheek humor and candor Regis has always displayed, this book will serve and endure as a reminder of why America has related to and loved this one-of-a-kind television legend for so many decades.

What can I say, The Regis is The Regis, and I am one of those people who is old enough to remember "The Joey Bishop Show", and for the first time seeing Regis Philbin on that late night show. I have always enjoyed Talk Shows, and "Live With Regis" was no exception. I loved watching him and Kathie Lee, and than later Kelly Ripa as his co-host on those morning shows. 

In this book Regis relates many stories of how he struggled over the years to become a talk show host. He writes about many people who were and are special to him in one way or another. It was a most enjoyable book to read, and I would recommend it to any Regis Philbin fan. I liked it so much I am awarding it 4****

I read this book for "My Just For Fun Reading Challenge." I have now completed that challenge. 

This book is part of my own personal library.


  1. ooh, I used to love The Joey Bishop Show.

  2. I love Regis! I think this book would be really interesting!