When I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead : useful stories from a persuasive man

by Weintraub, Jerry.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PN1998.3.W435 A3 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
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Call Number  PN1998.3.W435 A3 2010
CLP - Squirrel Hill Non-Fiction Collection PN1998.3.W435 A3 2010
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Collection  Non-Fiction Collection
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Non Fiction 92 WEINTRAUB
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Biography 92 WEINTRAU Jerry
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Collection  Biography
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Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 791.4302092 WEINTRAUB
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Collection  Non-fiction
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A fast talking wise-ass from the Bronx, Jerry Weintraub became a millionaire at 26 by handling some of the biggest acts in show biz, most famously Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. Weintraub is probably best known as the producer of such classic films as Nashville, Diner, Oh, God and The Karate Kid, as well as the more recent Oceans Eleven and its sequels, which have together grossed over a billion dollars. Less celebrated, however, is Jerry's work behind the scenes as confidant to presidents and titans of finance. George H. W. Bush, George Clooney, and country singer George Strait all have Jerry on speed-dial -- because Jerry is the guy you call when you want what money can't buy. The stories and lessons in WHEN I STOP TALKING, YOU'LL KNOW I'M DEAD are essential ones, not only for film buffs and music fans, but for businessmen, entrepreneurs, artists, or anyone at all who's ever had a dream and the moxie to make it happen.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Weintraub is one of those guys you probably haven't heard of (unless you're a Hollywood insider), but you know his work. As a talent manager and agent, he handled Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Led Zeppelin, among many others. As a movie producer, he was instrumental in getting Robert Altman's masterpiece Nashville made, and he also produced Soderbergh's Ocean's 11 and its sequels. His memoir, written with coauthor Cohen, takes us all the way back to Weintraub's early days as an entrepreneurial youth; it's written in a personable, anecdotal style, as though Weintraub were just chatting with us about his life. In style and structure, the book is reminiscent of Sit, Ubu, Sit (2008), by television producer and Weintraub's fellow Brooklynite Gary David Goldberg. It's not a tightly organized, chronological recounting of a man's life but, rather, a series of episodes that illuminate the life of a very interesting fella. Fascinating reading for those interested in Hollywood behind the cameras.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hollywood power player Weintraub, now 72, is always in control and goes to great lengths to prove it: besides having managed musical legends like Presley, Sinatra and John Denver ("I cooked [him] from scratch"), Weintraub once closed a deal by faking a heart attack, and won the respect of one of Chicago's most powerful men, Arthur Wirtz, when he cursed Wirtz out for making him wait (Wirtz would go on to become one of Weintraub's mentors). Weintraub's also produced plays, TV shows, movies (from Nashville to the Ocean's 11 franchise), and more, summing up his talent simply: "When I believe in something, it's going to get done." Edgy and honest but refreshingly spare in his criticism of stars, colleagues and family, Weintraub can be forgiven for glossing over speed bumps in his career (one failed business lost $30 million before it closed in the mid-'80s) and occasionally showing his age with wandering rumination. As Weintraub repeatedly states, he is not a star, which perhaps that explains the disappointing omission of photos. Still, with a bold voice, a storied career, and a cast of superstars, his memoir makes a rousing insider tour of some five decades in the entertainment industry. (Apr.) Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Subjects Weintraub, Jerry.
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Twelve,2010
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Cohen, Rich.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xii, 291 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 9780446548151
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