Updated: Sep 21
Reflections on My Life
The book is delightful and an absolute must read for
fans of Jeopardy!
Long time Jeopardy! host and television icon Alex Trebek reflects on his life and career. Since debuting as a 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 a 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 receive boxes of cards and letters offering guidance, encouragement, and prayers.
For over three decades, Trebek has resisted countless appeals to write a book about his life. He was moved by all the goodwill after his announcement that he felt compelled to finally share his story.
“Even if you are learning facts that you are not going to be able to use in your daily life, it enriches you – the fact itself just enriches you as a human being and broadens your outlook on life and makes you a more understanding and better person.”
I have watched Jeopardy! just about every night for the past thirty years. I look forward to playing at home and learning something new. Alex Trebek has make the show very special for my family. Everyone from my 98 year old mother-in-law to my 25 year-old-son, watches and enjoys the show. While I would have loved something more in-depth, this serves as a nice thank you note to all his fans and supporters. I am so appreciative that he took the time to write, and that I was able to read it while he was still alive.
AND THE ANSWER IS...is Alex’s life story, and his thoughts on various topics. The book is delightful and an absolute must read for fans of Jeopardy!. I particularly appreciate his philosophy towards life and his death and will miss him tremendously when he is no longer with us. While the book is not particularly long or deep it makes me feel like I know Alex just a little better.
Thank you Alex for sharing your memories with us,
“I don't like to use the words batting or fighting when talking about cancer. It suggests that there are only two outcomes: winning and losing. If you don't get well, then you are a "loser." If you have decided to stop treatment, you are "giving up." That's nonsense....It is not a fair fight. Not even close. It is simple biology. You get treatment and you get better. Or you don't. And neither outcome is an indication of your strength as a person.”
Publisher Simon and Schuster Audio
Published October 13: 2020
Narrated Ken Jennings and Alex Trebek