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Thirty-nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss

Davis, Tom (Book - 2009)
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
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.
Authors: Davis, Tom, 1952-2012
Title: Thirty-nine years of short-term memory loss
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c2009
Characteristics: xi, 302 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Tom Davis ; [foreword by Al Franken]
Contents: Dan Aykroyd
Beginnings
Al Franken
Dudley Riggs
India
First love and sex
San Francisco to Cambridge, early '73
F & D & L.A.
Fuck Johnny Carson
Significant other
Lorne
John Belushi
A night in the bungalow
Timothy Leary
Incidents and coincidence : death camps, Franken, and the Beatles
More GD
Trading places
Michael O'Donoghue
Chris Farley
More Danny
Hepburn Heights, the den of equity
More AF
The breakup
The best SNL show ever : where do you get your ideas from? ; The Grand Marquis
Summary: 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.
Additional Contributors: Franken, Al
ISBN: 0802118801
9780802118806
Branch Call Number: 791.45028 D264t 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-300) and filmography (p. 301-302)
Subject Headings: Live television programs Anecdotes Davis, Tom, 1952-2012 Comedians Biography Saturday night live (Television program)
Topical Term: Live television programs
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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.


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