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Author Odenkirk, Bob, 1962- author.


Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2021]
2 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy


1 copy ordered for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction on 12-15-2021.
1 copy ordered for GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction on 12-15-2021.
Edition First edition.
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Contents A madman leads me astray -- My funny, angry dad -- The Chicago funny company -- A bright, shining nanosecond -- L.A., comedy, year zero -- Valhalla, I am coming! At long last, Mr. Show -- Development heck -- The incomplete filmmaker -- Breaking bad -- Drama!
Summary "Bob Odenkirk's career is inexplicable. And yet he will try like hell to explain it here, because that is what memoirs are for. Charting a "Homeric" decades-long "Odyssey" from his origins in the seedy comedy clubs of Chicago all the way to a dramatic career that is baffling to his friends, it's almost like there are two or three Bob Odenkirks...but there is just one and one is enough, frankly. Bob embraced a life in comedy after a chance meeting with Second City's legendary Del Close, which eventually led to a job as a writer at SNL. As he weathered the beast that is live comedy, he stashed away the secrets of sketch writing-employing them in the immortal "Motivational Speaker" sketch for his friend Chris Farley, honing them on The Ben Stiller Show, andperfecting them on Mr. Show With Bob and David, which inspired an entire generation of comedy writers and stars. Then his career met the hope-dashing machine that is Hollywood development. But when all hope was lost for the umpteenth time, Bob was more astonished than anyone to find himself on Breaking Bad. His embrace of this strange new world of dramatic acting led him to working with Steven Spielberg, Alexander Payne, and Greta Gerwig, until finally re-re-inventing himself as a bona-fide worldwide action star for reasons that even he does not fully grasp! Read this and do your own psychoanalysis-it's fun!"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Odenkirk, Bob, 1962-
Actors -- United States -- Biography.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Television comedy writers -- United States -- Biography.
Television producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Other Form: Online version:
Odenkirk, Bob, 1962- Comedy comedy comedy drama. First edition New York : Random House, [2021] 9780399180521 (DLC) 2021020155
ISBN 9780399180514 : HRD 28.00
0399180516 : HRD 28.00 (hardcover) 9780399180521 (ebook)

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