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An Improvised Life

An Improvised Life

A Memoir

Alan Arkin knew he was going to be an actor from the age of five: “Every film I saw, every play, every piece of music fed an unquenchable need to turn myself into something other than what I was.” An Improvised Life is the Oscar winner’s wise and unpretentious recollection of the process–artistic and personal–of becoming an actor, and a revealing look into the creative mind of one of the best practitioners on stage or screen. In a manner that is direct, down-to-earth, accessible, and articulate, Arkin reveals insights not only about himself (and his audience and students), but also truths for the rest of us about work, relationships, and sense of self.
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Genre: Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs

On Sale: March 1st 2011

Price: $11.99 / $14.99 (CAD)

Page Count: 224

ISBN-13: 9780306819742

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