Life Isn't Everything: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends.
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"A fascinating oral history of Nichols's career. . . . [Kashner and Carter] have intelligently chosen to concentrate on the career rather than the life, and on Nichols's working methods and artistic techniques. Most of the 150 voices . . . speak eloquently both of the enormous intelligence Nichols brought to almost every project he was involved in and of the deep respect he accorded his collaborators."
--Brooke Allen, Wall Street Journal
"What, exactly, would one wish for a sizable room filled with 50 years of one's closest friends and collaborators to say behind one's back (if one happened to be arguably/inarguably the most charming, talented, fascinating, entertaining person any of them ever met)? This book."
"Funny, incisive, kind, wicked, daring, gripping, sad, human. Kind of like a Mike Nichols movie."
"I love a great Mike Nichols story! And an entire book of them--by turns hilarious, insightful and inspiring--is a real gift."
"Legendary director Mike Nichols (1931-2014) refused to write his memoirs, but this scintillating oral history fills the gap splendidly, with wry and heartfelt commentary by "150 of his closest friends," from Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, and Meryl Streep through Candice Bergen and Christine Baranski, all of whom cherished their professional and personal relationships with a man who seemingly impressed everyone he met as being the smartest and most charming person in the room."
--Booklist starred review
"Deep, in-the-pocket theater devotees . . . are going to feast on this brilliant and terrific oral history of the life and times of the singular Mike Nichols."