Thirty-nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss

Thirty-nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss

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A seriously funny, offbeat and irreverent memoir that chronicles the early days of Saturday Night Live and features some of its greatest personalities--Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O'Donoghue, and Chris Farley. Written by Tom Davis, an original SNL writer and comedy partner of Al Franken, this is the story of coming of age in the 60s, and an account of the birth and rise of Saturday Night Live. Davis' memoir is filled with wry, candid anecdotes about his days at Saturday Night Live, but it also the story of Davis' own coming of age--escaping his conservative roots in suburban Minneapolis, traveling the world, and reveling in the hippie culture of 1960s San Francisco. The author finds the highs and lows of his own career to be a hilarious counterpoint to the meteoric rise of SNL and his friends' growing celebrity.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York :, Grove Press
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781555849160
Characteristics: text file,rda
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KarenE61 Apr 06, 2015

The Publishers Weekly review is right on target, so I'd just like to add a few comments. First, the subtitle is misleading; understand from the beginning that this book is NOT primarily about SNL. Second, be prepared for frequent time shifts; Davis recounts his memories in no logical order. Third and finally: those caveats nothwithstanding, I thoroughly enjoyed this sometimes-serious, often-hilarious romp down Davis' Memory Lane.

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KarenE61 Apr 06, 2015

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KarenE61 Apr 06, 2015

Other: Drug use...LOTS of drug use. Not glorified or condoned...just treated matter-of-factly as befits an honest recount of the day.

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