Carl Reiner is known for adopting emerging technology and media trends, first molding the format of the live comedy program as a performer on “Your Show of Shows.” Later he pushed the boundaries of standard comedy scripts in the hit TV sitcom, “The Dick Van Dyke Show.”
He hasn’t stopped pushing those boundaries with the release of his new iBook, I Remember Me.
The new digital book has embedded film clips, letters, pictures and motion picture excerpts, which gives a reader the sensation they’re sitting next to Reiner in his home listening to stories of Hollywood’s greatest comedians, directors and stars from his life.
Through his memoir, we meet the man behind the success in roles seen before: son to Romanian immigrant Irving Reiner, husband to fellow Bronx native and renowned singer Estelle Reiner, father to the prolific filmmaker Rob Reiner, Dr. Annie Reiner psychoanalyst and gifted singer, and Lucas Reiner, a globally recognized fine artist.
Written with the same combination of playful jest and modest humility that has garnered the love and respect of fans for generations, I Remember Me remembers the creative and inspiring journey of one of the most revered comedic icons of the past hundred years.
Given Reiner’s panache for entertainment greatness, the Emmy and Grammy-Award winning actor, film director, producer, writer and comedian is tweeting as well. He jumped into Twitter, embracing the 140 characters to deliver his unique brand of humor with seemingly extinct witty one-liners.
“I was so excited to discover I was not in the in memoriam! #Oscars.” Twitter chose this tweet from the 2013 Oscars to be featured as one of the top tweets of 2013.