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The highly anticipated and already acclaimed film based on Roger Ebert 's memoir, " Life Itself ," opens in theaters today and is now available On Demand. If you love the film, which we know you will, you'll love the book. So we thought we'd reprint the excerpt that Roger Ebert ran just before its release in Enjoy, share with your friends, and click HERE to buy it. I was born inside the movie of my life. The visuals were before me, the audio surrounded me, the plot unfolded inevitably but not necessarily.
Roger Ebert could be a cocksure prat. Ebert is now a first-rate second-rate memoirist. It takes him a third of the book to finish with school days. Aside from the repetitive rambling back and forth in time, Ebert is exceptionally good company. Like Christopher Hitchens and Kirk Douglas , he works prodigiously and narrates his Job-like woes with a surprisingly chipper voice.