THE WAY I SEE IT by Eddie Cantor


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Neither autobiography, nor reminiscence, though having elements of both, this is a great enthusiast's summing up of his approach to life, the attitudes he has retained along with those he has discarded. There is very little about which Eddie Cantor does not have an opinion: the state of U.S. scholarship, juvenile delinquency, some easy ways to lose money, the craze for security, religion, medical research, immigration, Momism, honesty as the best policy, divorce,- to mention just a few. He recalls his underprivileged youth on New York's Lower East Side, his ups and downs in show business, his sobering heart attack and his private and public image as a family man. He discusses his faults, some of them happy ones, and he concludes that there is very little he would change. Highly anecdotal, this is as optimistic, warm-hearted and good-natured as its irrepressible author.

Pub Date: Nov. 11th, 1959
Publisher: Prentice-Hall