Sure, hes an excitable guy. Sure, he loves to complain. But Regis Philbin loves life .
. . and, with the wildly unpredictable one hes led so far, who wouldnt? After five decades in show businessand nearly 17,000 unforgettable hours on televisionhe has a lifetimes worth of stories to share.
In this entertaining memoir, the irrepressible Reegeconsummate talk-show host, man-about-town, loving husband, father, and yes, obsessive sports fanlooks back at his years in show business. How I Got This Way is filled with stories of lessons learnedand elbows rubbedwith extraordinary, and often unsuspecting, teachers from David Letterman, Donald Trump, and George Clooney to longtime cohosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Kelly "Pippa" Ripa, as well as his own lovely wife, Joyto name just a few. Whether hes revealing what really drove him "bonkers" on the set of Seinfeld, what Jack Nicholson said about his beautiful leading ladies during their guys night out together, or poignant memories of his last moments with his idol and dear friend, Jack Paar, Regis packs every page with his signature heart, wit, dynamic energy, and gratitude for everything life has brought him.