He’s worked with Elvis and Sinatra and been counselor and confidante to celebrities and politicians. Now, the veteran Hollywood film producer and deal maker Jerry Weintraub has a new memoir, co-written with Vanity Fair Editor Rich Cohen. Part how-to guide, When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man, is packed with entertaining stories Weintraub’s probably been telling at cocktail parties for years. The book chronicles his rise from the Bronx, to the hills of Hollywood, and his crowning hits as movie producer, from Robert Altman’s Nashville, to Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen. Larry talks with Weintraub about his remarkable life and career, marked by luck, love and improvisation.
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