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A RECOMMENDED SUMMER READ BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY, TIME, AND NEWSWEEK

Longtime Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career.

Since debuting as the host of Jeopardy! in 1984, Alex Trebek has been something like a family member to millions of television viewers, bringing entertainment and education into their homes five nights a week. Last year, he made the stunning announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. What followed was an incredible outpouring of love and kindness. Social media was flooded with messages of support, and the Jeopardy! studio received boxes of cards and letters offering guidance, encouragement, and prayers.

For over three decades, Trebek had resisted countless appeals to write a book about his life. Yet he was moved so much by all the goodwill, he felt compelled to finally share his story. “I want people to know a little more about the person they have been cheering on for the past year,” he writes in The Answer Is…: Reflections on My Life.

The book combines illuminating personal anecdotes with Trebek’s thoughts on a range of topics, including marriage, parenthood, education, success, spirituality, and philanthropy. Trebek also addresses the questions he gets asked most often by Jeopardy! fans, such as what prompted him to shave his signature mustache, his insights on legendary players like Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer, and his opinion of Will Ferrell’s Saturday Night Live impersonation. The book uses a novel structure inspired by Jeopardy!, with each chapter title in the form of a question, and features dozens of never-before-seen photos that candidly capture Trebek over the years.

This wise, charming, and inspiring book is further evidence why Trebek has long been considered one of the most beloved and respected figures in entertainment.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2020
July 21
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Canada
SIZE
48
MB

Customer Reviews

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Excellent read honest easy reading highly recommend it

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Alex Trebex

I probably spelt his name wrong. Alex’s is the first biography I have ever read and I really enjoyed it.
I with my family lived near North Bay in Callender Ontario, so I knew some of the places where he lived. Now I live about two hours from Toronto.
Please let him see this letter. Alex does not know me. I have the same name as his wife,probably a lot of women do.
One thing in your book you were not sure of, was if we were allowed in hospitals when we were kids, the answer is “no”. I lived in Quebec and my mom died in 1945, I was seven, and her mom died the same year and my dad decided to sneak us to see our grandmother, who was in a ward. We were not there very long and they made us leave. I was seven and my sister five. Children were not allowed, so that answers that questions.
I am 82 so do not count yourself out yet. I have been watching Jeopardy for many years and I do not think you aged a bit since I started watching your show. Try to remember your wife and children will miss you along with your fans.

Yours Simcerely,

C. Jean Eve
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