Making the Good Life LastBook - 2003
F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous observation that "there are no second acts in American lives" only goes to show that he never met Merv Griffin, whose life is proof positive that not only can you have a smashing second act, but that a brilliant third act is quite possible as well.
"Merv: Making the Good Life Last" is the quintessential Horatio Alger story of a young man born into modest circumstances who, through hard work, unshakable self-confidence, and an unfailingly positive attitude, dreams his way to the top.
And then he retires and does it again.
Now, at seventy-seven, he is doing it still, reinventing himself and his life in new and extraordinary ways, and enjoying it more than ever.
For millions of Americans, the life of Merv Griffin "defines" success -- a life lived first on stages all over the world as a band s