Never Have Your Dog Stuffed Between the Covers Alan Alda's superlative memoir is full of surprises: a dad in burlesque, a mom battling schizophrenia, and a childhood spent with showgirls.… Never Have Your Dog Stuffed Between the Covers Alan Alda's superlative memoir is full of surprises: a dad in burlesque, a mom battling schizophrenia, and a childhood spent with showgirls.… 2005-09-13 Memoir Random House
Book Review

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed (2005)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Release Date: Sep 13, 2005; Writer: Alan Alda; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Random House

Between the Covers Alan Alda's superlative memoir is full of surprises: a dad in burlesque, a mom battling schizophrenia, and a childhood spent with showgirls.

Hollywood Dish Surprisingly little, even with the chapter ''Famous Women I Have Kissed.'' (They include Meryl Streep, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Jacqueline Bisset.)

Unexpected Names Dropped Bela Lugosi, Sugar Ray Robinson

Bottom Line Alda writes with witty, self-deprecating honesty; our only complaint is that it's just 224 pages.

Originally posted Sep 09, 2005 Published in issue #840 Sep 16, 2005 Order article reprints