He's crashed its party, and jumped into its pool naked, snorted its coke, literally and often repeatedly--all while artfully dodging fame himself. Doug spares no legally permissible detail, and his stories couldn't be told any other way. Not to say he hasn't rubbed elbows with fame. They're weird, gross, disturbing, uncomfortable, and fucking funny.
This Is Not Fame: A "From What I Re-Memoir" - This is not fame is by no means a story of overcoming a life of excess, immorality, and reckless buffoonery. You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants.
Digging Up Mother: A Love StoryDa Capo Press - It was bonnie who recited monty python sketches with him, who introduced him to Richard Pryor at nine years old, and who rescued him from a psychologist when he brought that brand of humor to school. So when her alcoholic, hoarding life finally came to an end many weird adventures later in rural Arizona, it was inevitable that Doug and Bonnie would be together for one last excursion.
Digging up mother follows doug's absurd, and often obscene life as it intersects with that of his best friend, chaotic, biggest fan, and love of his life-his mother. And it all starts with her death-one of the most memorable and amazing farewells you will ever read. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie.
Digging Up Mother: A Love Story - It was the cartoons in her hustler magazine issues that molded the beginnings of his comedic journey, long before he was old enough to know what to do with the actual pornography. Doug stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. Da capo Press. And it was bonnie who took him along to all of her AA meetings, where Doug undoubtedly found inspiration for his own storytelling.
Bonnie's own path from bartending to truck driving, stand-up comedy, massage therapy, elder abuse, and acting never stopped her from being Doug's genuine number one fan.
Digging Up Mother: A Love StoryDa Capo Press - And it was bonnie who took him along to all of her AA meetings, where Doug undoubtedly found inspiration for his own storytelling. Digging up mother follows doug's absurd, biggest fan, chaotic, and often obscene life as it intersects with that of his best friend, and love of his life--his mother. It was the cartoons in her hustler magazine issues that molded the beginnings of his comedic journey, long before he was old enough to know what to do with the actual pornography.
It was bonnie who recited monty python sketches with him, introduced him to Richard Pryor, and rescued him from a psychologist when he brought that brand of humor to school. And it all starts with her death--one of the most memorable and amazing farewells you will ever read. Doug stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation.
Digging Up Mother: A Love Story - . What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. Da capo Press. Da capo.
Fun With Pedophiles: The Best of BaitingShake The Baby Press - Da capo. Used book in Good Condition. Warning: adults only! strong language and themes!The Best of Baiting is a collection of some of the most vulgar, disturbing and painfully hilarious pranks in the history of the internet. Baiting is the art of luring unsuspecting pedophiles as well as t Da capo Press.
Let Me Out: A Madhouse DiaryCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform - With no family able to help and no resources, she was involuntarily locked up in the draconian, archaic labyrinth that is the Wyoming Mental Health System. In april of 2004, the long downward spiraling of Amy Bingaman's mental illness could no longer be hidden or ignored much less written off as a side-product of a colorful and quirky character.
Da capo. And for all the dark humor and vivid humanity, she hopes you will be left with the knowledge that since that time, little or nothing in the system has changed. Doug stanhope da capo Press. These diaries roller-coaster between terrifying and hilarious, living at the mercy of staff who range from inept to cruel and with fellow patients who's light, chronicling from her first morning waking up confused in a disheveled ball gown, hope and brilliance are twisted with the daily wrestling of their own debilitating psychotic breaks from reality.
Let Me Out: A Madhouse Diary - Used book in Good Condition. What results is an unedited, in-the-moment take-down of what consists of mental health care in this country, as lived from the inside by its weakest links, those it is intended to protect. Armed with only a pocket dictionary and any paper she could find to write on, Amy wrote not only as a journal but at times as her only coping mechanism to salvage what was left of a breaking mind in a love/hate relationship with her alter-ego who she'd come to call "lucille.
Over the course of her first 33 days she kept copious notes of her time there, detailing treatment or mistreatment befitting a prisoner rather than the sufferer of a psychological disorder.
Based on a True Story: Not a MemoirSpiegel & Grau - We all love Norm. Roseanne barr “Norm Macdonald makes me laugh my ass off. He’s amazing. Alec baldwin “Norm is a double threat. Used book in Good Condition. New york times bestseller • “driving, raconteur, here is the incredible “memoir” of the actor, gambler, wild and hilarious” The Washington Post, and Saturday Night Live veteran.
Don’t miss norm’s new netflix special, was approached to write a celebrity memoir, Hitler’s Dog, one of the greatest stand-up comics of all time, he flatly refused, Gossip & Treachery! When Norm Macdonald, calling the genre “one step below instruction manuals. Norm then promptly took a two-year hiatus from stand-up comedy to live on a farm in northern Canada.
Based on a True Story: Not a Memoir - He’s really bad with money. Louis C. K. From the foreword “norm is one of my all-time favorites, and this book was such a great read I forgot how lonely I was for a while. Amy schumer “i always thought Normie’s stand-up was the funniest thing there was. He is polite, insightful, and. But this book gives it a run for its money.
Adam sandler “norm is one of the greatest stand-up comics who’s ever worked—a totally original voice.
Based on a True Story: A MemoirSpiegel & Grau - No. He’s really bad with money. Louis C. K. From the foreword “norm is one of my all-time favorites, and this book was such a great read I forgot how lonely I was for a while. Amy schumer “i always thought Normie’s stand-up was the funniest thing there was. Club “part personal history and part meta riff on celebrity memoirs, it quickly becomes clear, the book, is also just partly true and all hilarious.
Vulture “very, very funny! thanks, norm, very, for letting me be part of this Booker Prize–for–literature–quality effort. David letterman “norm is brilliant and thoughtful and there is sensitivity and creative insight in his observations and stories. A hilarious, innovative work. A. V. A lot of comics over the years have been compared to Mark Twain, but I think Norm is the only one who actually matches the guy in terms of his voice and ability.
Based on a True Story: A Memoir - Used book in Good Condition. Okay, then make that unpredictable. But this book gives it a run for its money. Adam sandler “norm is one of the greatest stand-up comics who’s ever worked—a totally original voice.
Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-ChildSt. Martin's Press - Based on a true Story Not a Memoir. Used book in Good Condition. From his fraternity days at florida state university, to his marriage and first brushes with fatherhood, to his rise as a standup, Kreischer shows you a path that may not lead you to maturity or personal growth. St martin s Press. He wouldn't have possibly smoked PCP with a star of Saturday Night Live.
And he wouldn't have been named the number one Partier in the Nation by Rolling Stone, inspired the movie National Lampoon's Van Wilder, or performed standup to sellout crowds across the country. The stories kreischer shares in Life of the Party are a guidebook on how not to grow up. A collection of outrageous stories by the standup comic, TV host, and inspiration for the movie National Lampoon's Van WilderBert Kreischer doesn't know how to say "no.
Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child - If he did, he wouldn't have gotten himself mixed up with a group of Russian mobsters on a class trip to Moscow, earning him his nickname: "The Machine. He wouldn't have wrestled with a bear or swum with sharks on national television. But it will lead you to a shitload of fun. Da capo. Da capo Press. Spiegel Grau.
How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: An AutobiographyDa Capo Press - Based on a true Story Not a Memoir. St martin s Press. Critic ralph gleason said, So many taboos have been lifted and so many comics have rushed through the doors Lenny opened. Used book in Good Condition. During the course of a career that began in the late 1940s, Lenny Bruce challenged the sanctity of organized religion and other societal and political conventions; he widened the boundaries of free speech.
He utterly changed the world of comedy. Although bruce died when he was only forty, his influence on the worlds of comedy, jazz, and satire are incalculable. Spiegel Grau. Da capo. Da capo Press. Da capo Pr. How to talk dirty and influence people remains a brilliant existential account of his life and the forces that made him the most important and controversial entertainer in history.
Wanna Bet?: A Degenerate Gambler's Guide to Living on the EdgeSt. Martin's Press - Along for the ride are colorful characters from Artie's life who live by the same creed, from a cast of childhood friends to peers like comedian and known gambler Norm McDonald. Da capo Pr. The stories found in wanna bet? paint a portrait of a man who would just as quickly bet tens of thousands of dollars on a coin toss as he would a well thought out NBA or NFL wager.
Da capo. He is also an artist haunted by his fair share of demons, which overtook him in the years that followed. An avid sports better and frequent card player, Lange believes that the true gambler gets high not from winning, but from the chaotic unknown of betting itself. St martin s Press. He recounts some of his favorite moments, many of which haven't involved money at all.
Wanna Bet?: A Degenerate Gambler's Guide to Living on the Edge - Lange’s entertaining book makes it clear that, no matter how wild and risky his lifestyle may be, he takes comedy more seriously than anything else. Publishers weeklywhen artie lange's first book, hit the top of the charts, the #1 New York Times bestseller, Too Fat To Fish, audiences learned what Howard Stern listeners already knew: that Artie is one of the funniest people alive.
Through it all, somehow artie has come out ahead, though he does take a few moments to imagine his life if things hadn't quite gone his way. After a suicide attempt, and years of chronic opiate addiction, Artie entered recovery and built himself back up, chronicling his struggle in brave detail in his next book and second New York Times bestseller, a two-year struggle with depression, Crash and Burn.
In his hilarious third book, comedian, the two-time bestselling author, actor, and radio icon explains the philosophy that has kept his existence boredom-free since the age of 13―the love of risk.
Everybody Is Awful: Except You!Da Capo Press - Da capo Pr. St martin s Press. Spiegel Grau. In everybody is awful, florentine attacks awful people and awful situations with the same biting satire and cringe-worthy humor that made him famous on television shows like Crank Yankers, Meet the Creeps, and That Metal Show. Along the way, everybody is awful takes readers through the author's formative years, a time filled with rebellion and horrible behavior, to the crazy early days of his career as a stand-up comedian.
Used book in Good Condition. Instagram Exhibitionists. These are just a few of the creatures our technology-obsessed culture has spawned in its quest to simplify our lives. You log in to facebook, read a stupid post, and immediately want to tell your "friend" to go have relations with himself. A rant-ish memoir by the veteran stand-up comedian and former cohost of That Metal Show, with a foreword by Jim NortonTwitter Trolls.
Everybody Is Awful: Except You! - Based on a true Story Not a Memoir. Sure, social media may keep us connected, corny jokes, and these idiots have crowd-sourced a storm of useless information, but it is a breeding ground for idiots, and douchebag drama that's wasting our time and screwing with our peace of mind. Thankfully, popular comedian and television host Jim Florentine has a solution for those of us on the verge of bashing our iPhones to bits.
Facebook Freaks. Acting as a de facto therapist, Florentine diagnoses awful behavior, shames awful people, and offers comedic takes on how to reclaim our lives from it all.