Sunday, July 13, 2008

P.S. I finished another book last month

It's true! I have read two whole books this summer! I have gone beyond my usual rations of blogs and magazines and newspapers and read actual books. Besides Fun Home, I read The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts.

If you were a fan of Chris Farley or have an interest in addiction, check it out. The book takes the form of an oral history, weaving together stories recounted by people who were close to Chris Farley. Childhood friends, his brothers, fellow improv comedians, girlfriends, priests—they're all in there. It's the tale of a sweet man who did low-profile volunteer work because it was the right thing to do, who continually battled the demons of his addictions. Family pathology, damaged self-esteem, it's all in there. The book's a loving but tough portrait of the artist as a young man.

8 comments:

DoctorMama said...

I thought you meant you WROTE another book last month, and I was all like, she's apologizing for not blogging much, and she went and wrote another book?
So for a few minutes there I thought you really might be Superwoman, and I got all jealous.

Pork with Bones said...

I thought the same as Dr. Mama, with the added bonus of noticing the humorously deadpan self-deprecation involved in prefacing your announcement of finishing "another book" with "P.S." Much like saying, "Oh, by the way, I'm truly badass. But I didn't want to make you feel jealous, so just a little announcement, no fuss please."

Feral Mom said...

And I thought you wrote the Chris Farley book and was thinking, Christ, she's such a fucking Renaissance woman, branching out from crosswords to comedy.

Not that you AREN'T a Renaissance woman, of course.
I'm so glad you're back posting!

Orange said...

And to think I was all proud of myself for finishing reading two whole books (which the rest of you probably do weekly). Am huge loser!

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mikeb302000 said...

Dear Orange, Thanks for the recommend; that book sounds like something I'd enjoy.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Chris Farley as a Chippendales dancer...best...skit...ever.