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Reflections on My Life

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Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2020.
ISBN: 9781982157999
Characteristics: 290 pages :,illustrations (some colour) ;,22 cm.

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lyndasclater
Mar 17, 2021

Short anecdotes on Alex's life - I enjoyed this very much.

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512cadcock
Mar 14, 2021

This was an enjoyable easy read of Alex Trebek’s life. It is an autobiography, and he’s a game show host, not a writer. But his witty remarks made me lol and he even cursed sometimes! That surprised me somehow... RIP Alex

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JCC55
Mar 01, 2021

With his book Alex Trebek proved he was as affable and entertaining in print as he was on television. Apparently, his book was written and published only a few months before he died. It is an easy read. It is a quick read - due in part to its format, that being a series of short personal glimpses into Alex's life (thus, reflections). Each is enjoyable, unpredictable and, if allowed to be, inspiring. He included so many pictures. Stories and photos seem to have a balanced quality of both personal and iconic. A must read for all "Jeopardy!" fans!

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gillescoughlan
Feb 26, 2021

Because of the number of people who had placed a hold on the book, I was only able to read it after Alex Trebek had passed away. Timing worked out to my advantage, though, as I finished the book on the Friday that his last Jeopardy! episode was broadcast.

The stories about his childhood and youth are interesting, and a number of funny annectodes from all periods of his life are recalled. But what I found interesting, and what elevated the book for me, is when you get to the end, when Alex is fully aware that he is dying. A sense of a man at peace with his mortality emergences. He's accepted the outcome, and does not fear it, as he is happy with the life he lived.

The conclusion of the book, when he describes how he would like his life to ultimately end, touches on the poetic

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tiggy_3
Feb 03, 2021

Heartwarming, touching and inspiring. We’re lucky to get an insight of what Alex really was in this book. So sad to lose such a great person. I miss him dearly. I no longer watch Jeopardy as it’s not the same. I feel Alex is Jeopardy’s trademark.

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stefaniet
Jan 05, 2021

Nice, heartwarming stories with lots of positive messages. Nothing over-the-top amazing about this book, but I enjoyed it.

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l_langer
Dec 28, 2020

I enjoyed this book - he has some nice reflections on his life and interesting stories. The chapters are only a couple pages and it reads quite fast. I found it interesting to learn about where he had come from and how he ended up where he did. I liked the comment he made about always wanting to learn (whether you remember it or not) because the act of learning kind of broadens your perspective on the world.

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tammygfarmgirl
Nov 19, 2020

What a great loss.

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wmtlady
Nov 15, 2020

Alex (with some help, probably) has left us an interesting biography; satisfying but not outstanding. Nothing wrong with that. I enjoyed the read.

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CindyW_librarygurl
Oct 21, 2020

From radio broadcasting to game show host, Alex Trebek is one quick-witted, hard-working, bold-cursing, milk-drinking man. He has stated that he does NOT endorse or solicit any other books written about him or his life so I trust this biography to be his whole truth.

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