The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing

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Random House #ad - Murray’s fans are sure to savor it and walk away with a deeper appreciation of the actor and his work. Publishers weekly starred review“I just can’t fathom how anyone could not like the man. Edwards traveled to the places where murray has lived, in search of the most outrageous and hilarious Bill Murray stories from the past four decades, and partied, worked, many of which have never before been reported.

. A fun and revealing look behind the charm and mythos of Bill Murray that will only strengthen his legend. Kirkus reviews“this book is bursting with anecdotes that underline Murray’s unconventional and fun-loving life. Sure to please Murray fans. Library Journal. That old question of the three people you’d most like to have dinner with? I’d pick Bill Murray and leave the other two chairs empty just to see who he pulls over to join us.

The Tao of Bill Murray: Real-Life Stories of Joy, Enlightenment, and Party Crashing #ad - . He lives as much as possible by his own rules; this is a guy who doesn’t buy round-trip airline tickets because he prefers to make decisions on the fly. Many of these surreal encounters ended with Bill whispering, “No one will ever believe you” into a stranger’s ear. You will love The Tao of Bill Murray.

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Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me

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Bantam #ad - He speaks candidly about the ways his condition has affected his personal life—as a son, husband, and father of three. Along the way, the versatile performer reveals “the deal” behind his remarkable rise through the show-business ranks, sharing never-before-told anecdotes about his career. As heartfelt as it is hilarious,  here’s the deal: Don’t Touch Me is the story of one man’s effort to draw comic inspiration out of his darkest, most vulnerable places.

Here's the Deal: Don't Touch Me #ad - . Now, for the first time, he reveals the details of his struggle with these challenging disorders. Twelve years ago, Mandel first told the world about his “germophobia. He’s recently started discussing his adult ADHD as well. National bestselleran engaging no-holds-barred memoir that reveals howie Mandel’s ongoing struggle with OCD and ADHD—and how it has shaped his life  Howie Mandel is one of the most recognizable names in entertainment.

But there are aspects of his personal and professional life he’s never talked about publicly—until now.

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Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good

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Avery #ad - Smear this shit all over yourself, because this is your blueprint or brownprint for success. Hell, read it on the toilet if you want. Read all about how a zero like smith managed to make ten movies with no discernible talent, and how when he had everything he thought he’d ever want, he decided to blow up his own career.

So here’s some tough shit: Kevin Smith has cracked the code. Or, he’s just cracked. Tough sh*t is the dirty business that Kevin has been digesting for 41 years and now, he’s ready to put it in your hands. Kev takes you through some big moments in his life to help you live your days in as Gretzky a fashion as you can: going where the puck is gonna be.

Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good #ad - . He makes movies, and now he’s built a podcasting empire with his friends and family, writes comics, owns a store, including a wife who’s way out of his league. That kevin smith? the guy who did “clerks” a million years ago? didn’t they bounce his fat ass off a plane once? What could you possibly learn from the director of “Cop Out”? How about this: he changed filmmaking forever when he was twenty-three, and since then, he’s done whatever the hell he wants.

Along the way, and folks who let him jerk off onto their legs like his beloved wife, Kev shares stories about folks who inspired him like George Carlin, folks who befuddled him like Bruce Willis, Jen. So make this your daily reader. Just make sure you grab the bowl and push, because you’re about to take one Tough Sh*t.

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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned

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Random House #ad - It is the story of turning points in Alda’s life, events that would make him what he is–if only he could survive them. From the moment as a boy when his dead dog is returned from the taxidermist’s shop with a hideous expression on his face, to his acceptance of his father, and he learns that death can’t be undone, to the decades-long effort to find compassion for the mother he lived with but never knew, Alda learns the hard way that change, both personally and professionally, uncertainty, and transformation are what life is made of, and true happiness is found in embracing them.

Never have your dog stuffed, but surprisingly, author, good humor, filled with curiosity about nature, and honesty, and director, is the crowning achievement of an actor, it is the story of a life more filled with turbulence and laughter than any Alda has ever played on the stage or screen. From the Hardcover edition.

Now alan alda has written a memoir as elegant, funny, and affecting as his greatest performances. My mother didn’t try to stab my father until I was six, ” begins Alda’s irresistible story. The son of a popular actor and a loving but mentally ill mother, he spent his early childhood backstage in the erotic and comic world of burlesque and went on, after early struggles, to achieve extraordinary success in his profession.

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned #ad - It is a moving and funny story of a boy growing into a man who then realizes he has only just begun to grow. He’s one of america’s most recognizable and acclaimed actors–a star on Broadway, an Oscar nominee for The Aviator, and the only person to ever win Emmys for acting, and directing, writing, during his eleven years on M*A*S*H.

Yet never have your dog Stuffed is not a memoir of show-business ups and downs.

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Design Flaws of the Human Condition

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Broadway Books #ad - As can only happen in new york, two strangers find themselves railroaded into an anger-management class, where they soon become fast friends. Iris is there because of an eminently justifiable meltdown on a crowded flight, whereas Ken got caught defacing library books with rude but true! messages about his former boyfriend.

The boyfriend that he caught in bed with another man. Needless to say, Iris and Ken were cosmically destined to be friends. But what if ken’s ex isn’t crying himself to sleep? what if he’s not the amoral fiend ken wants to believe he is? And what should Iris do when her worst suspicions start to come true? Exactly how perfect do we have the right to expect our fellow human beings to be?Anger, betrayal, and friendship—Design Flaws of the Human Condition explores these universal themes with wisdom, compassion, loyalty, and a wickedly irreverent sense of humor.

Design Flaws of the Human Condition #ad - What follows is a strikingly original comedy as Ken enlists Iris to infiltrate his ex-boyfriend’s life in the hope of discovering that he’s miserable. And iris reciprocates, dispatching Ken to work himself into the confidence of her own boyfriend, whom she suspects of cheating.

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They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’Roll

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Anthony Bourdain/Ecco #ad - An eye-popping peek into entertainment industry from the magnetic force who has worked with an impeccable roster of stars throughout his storied career. In the course of his legendary career as a manager, and befriended, sylvester stallone to Salvador Dali, and producer, agent, Shep Gordon has worked with, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Alice Cooper to Bette Davis, Raquel Welch to Groucho Marx, Blondie to Jimi Hendrix, Luther Vandross to Teddy Pendergrass.

In this wonderfully engaging memoir, revered for his kindness, to his unexpected rise as one of the most influential and respected personalities in show business, from his humble beginnings as a "shy, the charismatic entertainment legend recalls his life, no self-esteem, Jewish nebbisher kid with no ambition" in Oceanside, Long Island, charisma—and fondness for a good time.

They Call Me Supermensch: A Backstage Pass to the Amazing Worlds of Film, Food, and Rock’n’Roll #ad - . He is also credited with inventing the "celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Roger Vergé, " and has worked with Nobu Matsuhisa, and many others, including his holiness the Dalai Lama. Gordon shares riotous anecdotes and outrageous accounts of his free-wheeling, including his first meeting with Janice Joplin in 1968, globe-trotting experiences with some of the biggest celebrities of the past five decades, when the raspy singer punched him in the face.

Told with incomparable humor and heart, They Call Me Supermensch is a sincere, hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the worlds of music and entertainment from the consummate Hollywood insider.

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The Facts of Life: and Other Dirty Jokes

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Random House #ad - In the facts of life, willie Nelson reflects on what has mattered to him in life and what hasn’t. The result is a book as wise and hilarious as its author. He also tells some great dirty jokes. If you had to give america a voice, it’s been said more than once, that voice would be Willie Nelson’s. For more than fifty years, he’s taken the stuff of his life-the good and the bad-and made from it a body of work that has become a permanent part of our musical heritage and kept us company through the good and the bad of our own lives.

It’s not meant to be taken seriously as an instruction manual for living-but you could do a lot worse. From the Hardcover edition. Long before he became famous as a performer, Willie Nelson was known as a songwriter, keeping his young family afloat by writing songs-like “Crazy”-that other people turned into hits.

The Facts of Life: and Other Dirty Jokes #ad - So it’s fitting, and cause for celebration, that he has finally set down in his own words, a book that does justice to his great gifts as a storyteller.

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Sh*t My Dad Says

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Dey Street Books #ad - This book is ridiculously hilarious, and makes my father look like a normal member of society. Chelsea handler “Read this unless you’re allergic to laughing. Kristen bell “if you’re wondering if there is a real man behind the quotes on Twitter, the answer is a definite and laugh-out-loud yes. Christian lander, new york times bestselling author of stuff white people Like Tuesdays with Morrie meets F My Life in this hilarious book about a son’s relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name.

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Motherhood and Hollywood: How To Get a Job Like Mine

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Villard #ad - What they might not know is that in real life she is married, has four boys under eight years old, and is just as funny offscreen as on. The really important things in life are your family and friends. And what will people say about you at your funeral—that you won an Emmy once, as for me, kind and generous? Well, or that you were a good person, I hope it's the latter.

She is warm, witty, and refreshingly irreverent. Heaton grew up in suburban Cleveland, one of five children of devout Roman Catholic parents. She’s taking all prisoners for cookies and a glass of Jack Daniel’s and diet ginger ale. Love, fast food, and an unflagging sense of humor held the clan together and propelled Patricia on a showbiz career that began with hilariously nightmarish struggles in New York, eventually leading to a triumphant move to Los Angeles.

Motherhood and Hollywood: How To Get a Job Like Mine #ad - In motherhood and hollywood, Patricia Heaton pours out her heart and minces no words. Motherhood and hollywood is patricia heaton’s humorous and poignant collection of essays on life, marriage, show business, success, having parents, love, surviving fame, being a parent, spousal rage, child-rearing, and the shame of underarm flab.

And the fact that i recently commissioned an Emmy-shaped coffin just eliminates the need for anyone to bring it up. Everybody knows that patricia Heaton plays the hilarious, wise, and tempestuous married-with-kids everywoman on Everybody Loves Raymond. Laughter ensues. From the Hardcover edition.

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The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World-Famous Comedy Theater

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Villard #ad - In 1959, conversation, cigarettes, a group of like-minded Chicagoans joined forces to open a hip new venue dedicated to coffee, and comedy. From the smash hits and near misses to the love affairs and the bitter feuds, from the showbiz politics and pitfalls to the inspired tomfoolery and heartbreaking tragedy, The Second City Unscripted is part memoir of a cherished era, part time capsule from a comedic renaissance, and part valentine to the exquisite art of being funny.

. It captures like never before the history of the men and women who caught lightning–and laughter–in a bottle. From the Hardcover edition. The result, improvised scenes, rapid-fire, a nightly cabaret featuring a troupe of inventive young actors skewering everything from politics to popular culture in witty, not only made delighted audiences laugh–it made history.

The Second City Unscripted: Revolution and Revelation at the World-Famous Comedy Theater #ad - Copping its iconic name from a new york journalist’s disparaging remark, Chicago’s Second City theater brashly defied the role of runner-up and single-handedly made the Windy City North America’s cradle of comedic brilliance from which generations of household names would spring. Here are candid tales of john belushi’s raw ambition and chemical experimentation, Bill Murray’s heckler-pummeling and lady-killing, superstar Mel Gibson’s roof-raising appearance in Braveheart regalia, and legendary director Del Close’s shuttling between the comedic asylum he ruled over and the real one he rehabbed in.

In this unvarnished, and unprecedented account, unexpurgated, what happened onstage, backstage, and offstage at Second City isn’t staying there anymore. Now, a who’s who of the celebrated comedy camp’s alumni–including alan arkin, Harold Ramis, Eugene Levy, Amy Sedaris, David Steinberg, Dan Aykroyd, in The Second City Unscripted, and Stephen Colbert–tell it like it was in the house that hilarity built.

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Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids

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Skyhorse Publishing #ad - I swear, she’s living in my house and taking notes. Jill Smokler. At least good enough to start saving for their therapy fund. And finally, they got on with the incredible, hilarious adventure of raising two kids in Asia’s city of sin. Even if she can’t teach her kids how to tie their shoelaces, she comes to realize she’s a good enough mom.

Hilarious true stories of raising twins from the author of the Ironic Mom blog: “Shirtliffe is awesome and so is this book. Jenny lawson   when leanne shirtliffe and her husband, discovered she was pregnant with twins while they were living abroad in Bangkok, Chris, they cried laughing. And possibly her own.

Don't Lick the Minivan: And Other Things I Never Thought I'd Say to My Kids #ad - Comic gold. Publishers weekly   “witty commentary on the common ups and downs of being a new parent, times two. Kirkus reviews   “shirtliffe writes with hilarity and poignancy as to the trials and pains literally of motherhood. She is our new erma bombeck!”—Elizabeth Boyle   “Laugh-out-loud-funny.

Then they just cried. In don’t lick the minivan, shirtliffe explores the hazards of everyday life with children, recounting her time as a parent in both Thailand and North American suburbia with humor and touching insight.

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