Alan Arkin, one of the most beloved and accomplished actors of our time, reveals a side of himself not often shown on stage or screen.Like many teenagers, 16-year-old Alan Arkin had it all figured out. Then came young adulthood, and with it a wave of doubt so strong it caused him to question everything he thought he knew about himself and the world. Ever skeptical and full o...
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Out Of My Mind Reviews
Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him!
Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually.
This is one of the free Audible original options that comes with the subscription. I love Alan Arkin, so thought it would be a fun listen. It turns out that it is less humorous, and much more about his life philosophy and his journey to find peace and happiness through therapy, meditation, and letting go of what he thought he believed in.
Whether or not you can agree with (or believe) him, it’s worth the small investment of time.
What we need is already buried in us!
This is a review of the audio edition read by the author: I enjoyed this autobiography for the simple reason that it takes courage to expose the intimate details of your life and here he lays his heart out about subjects no one can explain and require faith in purpose to process. Most people can’t even open their minds to the possibility that there is more to this life than what we see. He briefly addresses this in the beginning of his story using his own mother as an example. Despite such famil ...more
No, I didn't really like this at all. It was really hard to listen to. It was a lot of, I don't even know what to say, mess? Nothing flowed really well and it was just a droning monologue of a whole lot of nothing. It was about Alan Arkin's search for something spiritual, maybe? I'm not even sure. It was a difficult couple of hours to get through and it felt more like half a day, but I did manage to get through it and I'm just left with not much of anything. To me, it was just really boring.
Alan Arkin provides a narrative as an author, actor, father, husband and a man who's insights about meditation reveals his lifetime of spirituality.
He reveals how he circumnavigated his life of many miracles he has witnessed and discovered.
Many readers will broaden their knowledge of life to feel comfortable to think for themselves beyond societal expectations.
Personal beliefs are often in conflict with what is expected while learning and discovering a world filled with many opportunities of s ...more