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StatusChecked Out
LocationClark County
Call NoB Treb
TitleThe answer is ... : reflections on my life / Alex Trebek.
AuthorTrebek, Alex, 1940- author.
CollectionNF Biography
Total Circ1
Reserve Item


StatusLocationBarcodeCall NoCreated OnIssue NameCirc StatusTemp Loc
Checked OutClark County30293101859143B Treb9/23/2020 Due on 10/27/2020Clark County

Catalog Details

International Standard Book Number 9781982157999
International Standard Book Number 1982157992
Personal Name Trebek, Alex, 1940- author.
Title Statement The answer is ... : reflections on my life / Alex Trebek.
Edition Statement First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice New York : Simon & Schuster, 2020.
Physical Description 290 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
Summary, Etc. 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 [this book]. 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.
Subject-Personal Name Trebek, Alex, 1940-
Subject Jeopardy! (Television program)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Term Television personalities United States Biography.
Index Term-Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Index Term-Genre/Form Anecdotes.

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