All About Me!: My Remarkable Life in Show Business

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This book has everything you would ever want Mel Brooks to tell you, and at 480 pages it is still not enough! Pure joy.-Judd Apatow

Mel Brooks is Mount Hilarious. All any of us can do is look up and feel small and not as funny in comparison.-Marc Maron

No one ever made me laugh harder than Mel Brooks. There was no more magical couple than Mel and Anne Bancroft. I treasure every memory with him and with them.-Norman Lear

There are people who have great stories and there are people that tell great stories.

 

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At 95, the legendary Mel Brooks continues to set the standard for comedy across television, film, and the stage. Now he shares his story for the first time in a wonderful addition to a seminal career (San Francisco Chronicle), infused with nostalgia and his signature hilarity (Parade).

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEW YORK POST – Laugh-out-loud hilarious and always fascinating, from the great Mel Brooks.

What else do you expect from the man who knew Jesus and dated Joan of Arc?-Billy Crystal

For anyone who loves American comedy, the long wait is over. Here are the never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny.charts Mel Brooks’s meteoric rise from a Depression-era kid in Brooklyn to the recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

Whether serving in the United States Army in World War II, or during his burgeoning career as a teenage comedian in the Catskills, Mel was always mining his experiences for material, always looking for the perfect joke. His iconic career began with Sid Caesar’s , where he was part of the greatest writers room in history, which included Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. After co-creating both the mega-hit 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums and the classic television series Brooks’s stellar film career took off.

He would go on to write, direct, and star in , and , as well as produce groundbreaking and eclectic films, including , and Brooks then went on to conquer Broadway with his record-breaking, Tony-winning musical, offers fans insight into the inspiration behind the ideas for his outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work, and offers details about the many close friendships and collaborations Brooks had, including those with Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder, Madeleine Kahn, Alfred Hitchcock, and the great love of his life, Anne Bancroft. Filled with tales of struggle, achievement, and camaraderie (and dozens of photographs), readers will gain a more personal and deeper understanding of the incredible body of work behind one of the most accomplished and beloved entertainers in history.

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Author

Genre

Comedy Movies

SKU

B0991X8J58

Binding

eBook

Number Of Pages

458

Publication Date

November 30, 2021

Publisher

Ballantine Books

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