Out Of My Mind

Out Of My Mind

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 Alan Arkin, one of the most beloved and accomplished actors of our time, reveals a side of himself not often shown on...

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Title:Out Of My Mind
Author:Alan Arkin
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B07J1G9NY9
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Audible Audio
Number of Pages:2 pages pages

Out Of My Mind Reviews

  • Gil Bradshaw
    Dec 18, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

  • Simon
    Dec 11, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

    Amazing life stories. ...

    A little confusing but intriguing to go into the mind of Mr Arkin ...

    The narration is great however the story has holes. I don't think Alan is sceptical enough. He is a believer, even though he says he is not. ...

    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 ...

    Very disappointing. I thought he would talk about how to meditate, but he just spoke about weird experiences. ...

  • Kelly ...
    Dec 20, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

  • Amy
    Dec 14, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

  • Mahlon
    Dec 12, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

  • Kasa Cotugno
    Mar 11, 2019

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

  • Alan
    Dec 07, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

  • Amy
    Dec 28, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

  • Penny
    Dec 27, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

  • Renee
    Dec 26, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

    Amazing life stories. ...

    A little confusing but intriguing to go into the mind of Mr Arkin ...

    The narration is great however the story has holes. I don't think Alan is sceptical enough. He is a believer, even though he says he is not. ...

    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 ...

  • Char
    Jan 24, 2019

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

  • Mark Hillick
    Dec 27, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

    Amazing life stories. ...

    A little confusing but intriguing to go into the mind of Mr Arkin ...

    The narration is great however the story has holes. I don't think Alan is sceptical enough. He is a believer, even though he says he is not. ...

    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 ...

    Very disappointing. I thought he would talk about how to meditate, but he just spoke about weird experiences. ...

    Alan Arkin has been one of my favorite actors since I first saw him in The In-Laws and Simon back in the early '80s. He was perfect for the role of Yossarian in Catch-22, and, to a certain degree, you could say I felt about him as Yossarian felt for the Chaplain. With that said, I'v...

    As much as this book is an autobiography, it is spiritual. Rather, the author writes about their journey through life from the perspective of spirituality and follows many phases along that bane. It starts by level setting Alan's youth, young, narrow minded, and stubborn and follows...

    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, meditat...

    I read this book because it seemed like a fun read per the Audible Originals recommendations for December. It was an easy listen/read and there were some interesting anecdotes, but overall it came across as a therapy session with Arkin. I wouldn?t really recommend it unless you wa...

  • Vivian Adram
    Dec 09, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

    Amazing life stories. ...

    A little confusing but intriguing to go into the mind of Mr Arkin ...

  • Charles
    Dec 14, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

  • Ernesto I. Ramirez
    Dec 16, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

    Amazing life stories. ...

  • Ani
    Dec 14, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

  • Andy Klein
    Dec 26, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

  • Maria
    Dec 15, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

  • Joshua Rigsby
    Dec 16, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

  • Susan Kennedy
    Jan 15, 2019

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

  • Maddielucy
    Dec 28, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

  • Blythe
    Jan 04, 2019

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

  • Bolelang
    Dec 09, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

    Amazing life stories. ...

    A little confusing but intriguing to go into the mind of Mr Arkin ...

    The narration is great however the story has holes. I don't think Alan is sceptical enough. He is a believer, even though he says he is not. ...

  • Marty
    Dec 16, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

  • Skyler Layne
    Dec 17, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

    Amazing life stories. ...

    A little confusing but intriguing to go into the mind of Mr Arkin ...

    The narration is great however the story has holes. I don't think Alan is sceptical enough. He is a believer, even though he says he is not. ...

    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 ...

    Very disappointing. I thought he would talk about how to meditate, but he just spoke about weird experiences. ...

    Alan Arkin has been one of my favorite actors since I first saw him in The In-Laws and Simon back in the early '80s. He was perfect for the role of Yossarian in Catch-22, and, to a certain degree, you could say I felt about him as Yossarian felt for the Chaplain. With that said, I'v...

    As much as this book is an autobiography, it is spiritual. Rather, the author writes about their journey through life from the perspective of spirituality and follows many phases along that bane. It starts by level setting Alan's youth, young, narrow minded, and stubborn and follows...

  • Taher Al Kiyumi
    Dec 12, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

  • Patricia
    Dec 28, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

  • James
    Apr 08, 2019

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

    Amazing life stories. ...

    A little confusing but intriguing to go into the mind of Mr Arkin ...

    The narration is great however the story has holes. I don't think Alan is sceptical enough. He is a believer, even though he says he is not. ...

    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 ...

    Very disappointing. I thought he would talk about how to meditate, but he just spoke about weird experiences. ...

    Alan Arkin has been one of my favorite actors since I first saw him in The In-Laws and Simon back in the early '80s. He was perfect for the role of Yossarian in Catch-22, and, to a certain degree, you could say I felt about him as Yossarian felt for the Chaplain. With that said, I'v...

  • Nick Anderson
    Dec 28, 2018

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...

    Some of the stories in this memoir were fascinating, but I don't want to be a critic of someone's spiritual journey. ...

    I love Alan Arkin but this was sooooooo boring. Thank God it was short or I would?ve quit. ...

    Amazing life stories. ...

    A little confusing but intriguing to go into the mind of Mr Arkin ...

    The narration is great however the story has holes. I don't think Alan is sceptical enough. He is a believer, even though he says he is not. ...

    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 ...

    Very disappointing. I thought he would talk about how to meditate, but he just spoke about weird experiences. ...

    Alan Arkin has been one of my favorite actors since I first saw him in The In-Laws and Simon back in the early '80s. He was perfect for the role of Yossarian in Catch-22, and, to a certain degree, you could say I felt about him as Yossarian felt for the Chaplain. With that said, I'v...

    As much as this book is an autobiography, it is spiritual. Rather, the author writes about their journey through life from the perspective of spirituality and follows many phases along that bane. It starts by level setting Alan's youth, young, narrow minded, and stubborn and follows...

    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, meditat...

  • Amanda Grell
    Jan 18, 2019

    I enjoyed this. The reviews I read below seemed misguided. This is man in his 70s or 80s reflecting on his inner experiences, there is something to be learned when older people speak. ...

    OUT OF MY MIND by Alan Arkin was a free Audible Original, so I figured why not? I like autobiographies on audio, especially those of comedians. I've always admired Arkin so I thought I would give this a shot. I knew going in that this was about Arkin's spiritual/philosophical journe...

    Too much self-analysis for me. I like and respect Alan Arkin, but I wasn't expecting to go to therapy with him! ...

    This pile of malarkey is aptly named, if nothing else. For some reason, actors believe that average Americans want to hear their undigested self-referential beliefs, no matter how poorly founded they are. In fairness, I listened to the audio book of my own volition, so half of the ...

    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 no...

    I'm not sure what the point of this book was. It's a narrowly focused memoir about Mr. Arkin's spiritual quest... but it's not particularly spiritual. It's just a long series of anecdotes about things he has felt and experienced that seem extraordinary to him. I repeat: these events se...

    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 know...

    Total and complete crap. He totally lost me with his belief of some mystical Brazilian who cured people of cancer by doing surgery with a rusty pocket knife while in a trance. Seriously. HE. BELIEVES. THAT. next up is the Easter bunny. Good thing this drivel was free on Audible. ...

    I really enjoyed the stories that he told about different acting experiences as they felt personal, and a touch voyeuristic. I also felt that he was open with himself, talking about his mother, his stage fright and his conversations with a survivor of Hitler's death camps. However, a g...

    I?ve read a lot of criticism about this book that it isn?t the memoir readers expected. I fully understand that; however, Arkin accomplishes what he sets out to do: write a memoir of his spiritual/philosophical journey throughout his 80+ years. He is open minded, intelligent, and h...

    I very much enjoyed Alan Arkin?s open, honest and revelatory sharing about the unfolding of his consciousness, highlighting some key moments in his inner journey. There is much wisdom to be found here. Alan?s stories about the indelible impacts?of the Holocaust survivor, Esth...

    What we need is already buried in us! ...

    (Audible) I really like Alan Arkin. I like his voice, his speech cadence and the quiet intensity that he commits to his roles. I'm not really sure what I was expecting. What Arkin gave me was a surprise. The book is a series of unrelated chapters that together build an experie...

    This was another free Original from Audible. It wasn't bad - I did finish it, but there were times I found it a little repetitious and/or a little too hard to relate with to truly enjoy it. It was interesting, however, to hear about Arkin's personal spiritual journey through the span o...

    Bits Cut from An Improvised Life? Review of the Audible Audio edition I haven't actually read Alan Arkin's biography "An Improvised Life," but I assume that it primarily covers his stage and film acting career. This compendium of spiritual or therapy related anecdotes seems like...

    A free audiobook from Audible. The telling of his unusual experiences might bump into your pre-conceived notions about life. ...

    This book is him discussing his spiritual journey in a way that is very brave. He started out as an atheist and then documents his journey to becoming convinced of a higher power and then finally his attempts to harness that power in his daily life. I think his open discussion is b...

    Alan Arkin shares some of his most intimate experiences, mostly of a spiritual nature, giving more of an insight into this talented man. But a little too short and a little too sweet. ...

    Enjoyable and quick. He has had a very interesting life spiritually. ...