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When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Jerry Weintraub , Rich Cohen
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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Jun 2010
A fast-talking wise-ass from the Bronx, Jerry Weintraub became a millionaire at 26 by handling some of the biggest acts in show biz, most famously Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. The last of the great Hollywood moguls, Jerry is probably best known as the producer of such classic films as Nashville, Diner, Oh, God! and The Karate Kid, as well as the more recent Oceans 11, 12, and 13, which have together grossed over a billion dollars. Less celebrated, however, is Jerry's work behind the scenes as confidant to presidents and titans of finance. As he sees it, 'There is no difference between politics and Hollywood. The world is very small when you get to the top.' George H. W. Bush, George Clooney, and country singer George Strait all have Jerry on speed-dial - because Jerry is the guy you call when you want what money can't buy. The stories he tells and the lessons we learn are essential ones, not only for film buffs and music fans, but for businessmen, entrepreneurs, artists, or anyone at all who's ever had a dream and the moxie to make it happen.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607889684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607889687
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 14 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,551,587 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Old chestnuts from this journey are lovingly, and often hilariously, burnished in Weintraub's new memoir, "When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead" . . . The book, which is in no way a scandalous, showbiz tell-all, but a good-humored, and often self-deprecating romp of outrageous will and amazing fortune, also paints a picture of uncanny bliss." "Nicole LaPorte, The Daily Beast"" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Maverick movie producer Jerry Weintraub's hilarious, autobiographical account of what it takes to make it to the top, in life and business: a de facto primer in the Art of Persuasion. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun and insightful 14 Jun 2010
Format:Hardcover
If you enjoy reading books about the entertainment industry then I'd recommend this autobiography of Jerry Weintraub. I couldn't put it down. Weintraub is a big name in entertainment in the US. The first three-quarters of the book are the best. The years of building up his music and management company (working with Elvis, Sinatra and John Denver), then getting started in movies (he's best known for the Ocean's 11 films), are both insightful and entertaining.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing, entertaining 7 Feb 2011
Format:Hardcover
A fantastic book - I read it in 3 days. I hid in the corner of the house trying to get through the book quicker.

You'll laugh, wonder how he did it, and cry.

Fascinating read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing new entertainment autobiography 25 May 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I have read many Hollywood/Music industry bios and auto bios (the latter of which this is).

Weintraub's book is useful in that it provides a great insight into the film and music industries in the early days, pimarily in New York and LA. Also, as it says on the cover, Weintraub gives pretty basic but good life and business advice throughout.

One niggle: I don't doubt that Jerry Weintraub is a great businessman, but there is a consistent 'Aren't I so wonderful' element to all of Weintraub's listed deals, friends made and other smooth, smug deeds.
No matter who you are or what you've done, a little self deprecation is in order (for example, the truly great 'The kid stays in the picture' by Robert Evans).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly enjoyable 8 Jan 2011
By Matt P
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This spin through Weintraub's astonishing career is terrific fun and highly inspirational to anyone looking to make it in the world of entertainment.
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