Biography

Alan Alda

Alan Alda has earned international recognition as an actor, writer and director. He has won seven Emmy Awards, has received three Tony nominations, is an inductee of the Television Hall of Fame, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Aviator. Alda played Hawkeye Pierce on the classic television series "M*A*S*H," and his many films include Crimes and Misdemeanors, Everyone Says I Love You, Manhattan Murder Mystery and Bridge of Spies.

Alda is an active member of the science community, having hosted the award-winning series "Scientific American Frontiers" for 11 years and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. Alda is the author of two previous bestselling books: NEVER HAVE YOUR DOG STUFFED: And Other Things I’ve Learned and THINGS I OVERHEARD WHILE TALKING TO MYSELF.

Alan Alda

Books by Alan Alda

by Alan Alda - Nonfiction, Personal Growth

Alan Alda has been on a decades-long journey to discover new ways to help people communicate and relate to one another more effectively. IF I UNDERSTOOD YOU, WOULD I HAVE THIS LOOK ON MY FACE? is the warm, witty and informative chronicle of how Alda found inspiration in everything from cutting-edge science to classic acting methods. His search began when he was host of PBS’s "Scientific American Frontiers," where he interviewed thousands of scientists and developed a knack for helping them communicate complex ideas in ways a wide audience could understand --- and Alda wondered if those techniques held a clue to better communication for the rest of us.