Book Review: “When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories From A Persuasive Man” By Jerry Weintraub With Rich Cohen (2010, 304 Pages)
When I stop reading this book, you’ll know I have finished reading it.
Jerry Weintraub is a legendary concert promoter and Hollywood movie producer.
This book is his memoir. He notably recounts his collaboration with stars ranging from Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra to Sydney Pollack and George Clooney.
Contrary to what the subtitles claims, the stories told by Jerry Weintraub are not very useful since their life lessons are quite obvious. But that’s not the book’s objective anyway.
Jerry Weintraub is an entertainer; his stories are immensely interesting and enjoyable. Once you start reading the book, it’s very difficult to stop.
Weintraub is a master storyteller and his life as a Bronx-boy, self-made Hollywood tycoon makes a great story arc and provides plenty of wonderful anecdotes.
The book is well written, candid and funny.