The following are some takeaways from audio books I’ve listened to recently.
This Time Together, Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett:
Opera Singer Beverly Sills told her actress/comedian friend Carol Burnett that acting cheerful was a choice. And, it let me know that good cheer had little to do with happiness and a lot to do with attitude.
My Happy Days in Hollywood, A Memoir by Garry Marshall:
Diplomacy is key. Imagine being in charge, in an organization where one of the employees is to receive a $75,000 paycheck, and yet, she was not given it because the person in charge of signing checks refused to sign it. Now imagine, the payee is your sister, Penny Marshall, and the person with the pen is your father...and he wants your sister to apologize to your mother and he refuses to sign the check until she does.
Red by Sammy Hagar:
Some people attack life with a throttle full speed ahead and more energy than most. And uncensored might truly mean uncensored.
Blowing the Bloody Doors Off by Michael Caine:
It’s important to show up on time, be nice and know your lines. Then, when things go awry, you have much less to absorb and can react faster. A lot of life information was tucked into these pages.
Audio books are a great way to get in some extra reading time, and I'm glad I started listening...at least to the books.