Live From New York

An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live

Shales, Tom

(Book - 2003)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Live From New York
Just in time for the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live , a rollickingly updated edition of LIVE FROM NEW YORK with nearly 100 new pages covering the past decade. When first published to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Saturday Night Live , LIVE FROM NEW YORK was immediately proclaimed the best book ever produced on the landmark and legendary late-night show. In their own words, unfiltered and uncensored, a dazzling galaxy of trail-blazing talents recalled three turbulent decades of on-camera antics and off-camera escapades. Now a fourth decade has passed---and bestselling authors James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales have returned to Studio 8H. Over more than 100 pages of new material, they raucously and revealingly take the SNL story up to the present, adding a constellation of iconic new stars, surprises, and controversies.
Publisher: Boston : Back Bay Books, 2003
Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780316735650
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 S254sL 2003
Characteristics: 638 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Miller, James A. (James Andrew), 1957-


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Find out what really went on backstage, on the set, in the writers' offices and on the town from the cast and crew of Saturday Night Live.

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Aug 24, 2014
  • JohannsHenchmen rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

My generation was in on SNL from the beginning. Having just arrived at college for my Freshman year when the show debuted, it was an amazingly crazy and wonderful experience! For the first several weeks we kept saying "What IS this!" and "They let THIS on TV?!" Ha-Ha! Don't know how I missed this book for so many years, but I put it on hold when I saw it was available. I wanted this to be a great read with new information about the show. It was, but only to a point and I agree with the other reviewer that the writing style of separate quotes from the cast members, hosts, show crew and network people is choppy and takes getting used to. I liked the stories, but the format made the experience unfulfilling.

Feb 01, 2011
  • sman46 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A must read for SNL fans.


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