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Highlights from movie critic's book
December 15, 2011 - Burt Angeli
Movie critic Roger Ebert’s book “Life Itself" covered many topics.
We found several amusing:
Ebert discussed dining with the family pooch.
“It is delighted that you are eating, thinks it's a jolly good idea, and wants to be sure your food is as delicious as you deserve," Ebert wrote.
Concerning a newspaper’s vow to get to the bottom of the story, one editor’s sign read: "If your mother says she loves you, check it out."
Ebert and grizzled actor Robert Mitchum spent some time together. Mitchum, told that everybody dies sooner or later, responded with "Yes, but If I have to, I'm going to die last."
Bill Nack, who made a name for himself at Sports Illustrated, covered politics for Newsday but wanted the horse racing beat.
Nack noted, "After covering politicians for four years, I would like the chance to cover the whole horse."
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