To millions he was one of the friendliest faces on television, the affable, engaging host who made Jeopardy! #1 on TV Guide's list of the greatest game shows. Yet Alex Trebek resisted previous bids to write his memoirs, largely because he believed his life was unremarkable; it was the outpouring of affection and support from those many fans after he announced his cancer diagnosis that finally changed his mind. Framing his story almost as though it were a category of answers seeking questions, Trebek takes us behind the scenes not only for the show but also his marriages, education, parenthood, success, spirituality, and philanthropy, commenting on his famous mustache, players like Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer, and Will Ferrell's impersonation of him.
"An amusing and at times sobering series of vignettes…. [Trebek] quotes Mark Twain, Malcolm Gladwell and Chinese proverbs, and he shows off a quick wit and reverence for intellect…. But the rare insights into Trebek's personal life are far more revealing."—Washington Post