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Just a Guy: Notes from a Blue Collar Life

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What does it mean to be JUST A GUY?

--A guy doesn' t think before he speaks.

--Eating and sleeping always come first. Always.

--A guy may get married, but he doesn' t have to like it.

--It' s tough to admit, but all guys are exactly the same.

Blue Collar Comedy Star Bill Engvall is JUST A GUY. He' s been one his whole life. He can' t help it. He was born that way. And that makes him an expert on the subject.

For the record, here' s the official definition of a guy: A person who doesn' t think before he speaks. He can' t. He' s not that deep. Because a guy has only three basic needs: eating, sleeping, and sex. That' s it. JUST A GUY chronicles a lifetime in pursuit of those needs.

In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, Bill Engvall takes you on the rollicking ride of his life, beginning with his childhood in Texas and adolescence in Arizona, becoming a fixture in local emergency rooms, the result of massive amounts of non-thinking behavior trying to impress girls or torture his sisters; to high school in Dallas where he dabbled in an array of truly odd jobs, learned the trombone, and came of age, all strangely connected; to college and his tenure as his fraternity' s social chairman, where he masterminded a series of legendary parties and attempted to rescue his pet bird while the house was burning down (not his fault, honest); to following his dream as a standup comic and, gulp, singer; to his brief stint in children' s theater while sharing the stage and the back of a van with thedirector' s dog, and as a movie extra with forked tongue and cloth claws; to his bumbling and riotous courtship, then marriage to Gail, the love of his life; and, finally, fatherhood, where he remains, to this day, a well-meaning, but flawed parent.

Through it all, Bill gamely stumbles along, struggling to maintain a fac ade of confidence and control. Far from a superhero, Bill Engvall is an everyday Everyman, the poster boy for normal. The result is JUST A GUY who is disarming, perceptive, wildly funny, and unexpectedly moving.

JUST A GUY will make you laugh out loud and tug at your heart.

Hopefully, not at the same time.

Synopsis:

From one of America's favorite comedians and a pillar of the massively popular Blue Collar Comedy franchise, a hilarious memoir about making the jump from small-town Texas to big-time fame and fortune.

Synopsis:

"His folksy humor...has made him a hit in the heartland...Don't bet a little plain ol' charm won't work just as well on the rest of the country."--Philadelphia Inquirer

For the record, heres the official definition of a guy: A person who doesnt think before he speaks. He cant. Hes not that deep. Because a guy has only three basic needs: eating, sleeping, and sex. Thats it. Just a Guy chronicles a lifetime in pursuit of those needs.

In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, Bill Engvall takes you on the rollicking ride of his life, beginning with his childhood in Texas and adolescence in Arizona, becoming a fixture in local emergency rooms, the result of massive amounts of non-thinking behavior trying to impress girls or torture his sisters; to high school in Dallas where he dabbled in an array of truly odd jobs and came of age; to college and his tenure as his fraternitys social chairman, where he masterminded a series of legendary parties; to following his dream as a standup comic and, gulp, singer; to his bumbling and riotous courtship, then marriage to Gail, the love of his life; and, finally, fatherhood, where he remains, to this day, a well-meaning, but flawed parent.

Through it all, Bill gamely stumbles along, struggling to maintain a façade of confidence and control. Far from a superhero, Bill Engvall is an everyday Everyman, the poster boy for normal. The result is just a guy who is disarming, perceptive, wildly funny, and unexpectedly moving.

"The sensitive parts of the book...truly stand out."--Publishers Weekly

“Bottom line: if you like Blue Collar TV or are just looking for some good comedy, this is a great book to pick up.”—Blogcritics.org

About the Author

BILL ENGVALL is one of Americas top-selling comedians. He has sold more than two million comedy albums and was part of the hugely successful Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which generated three hit movies, multi-platinum selling soundtracks, DVDs and a television show. Bill is the host of CMTs Country Fried Home Videos and the star and creator of The Bill Engvall Show on TBS. His latest project is "Bait Shop" which will be released on DVD in the summer of 2008.

ALAN EISENSTOCK is the author of several nonfiction works, including The Kindergarten Wars: The Battle to Get into America's Best Private Schools, Ten on a Sunday: The Secret Life of Men, and Sports Talk. He lives in Pacific Palisades, California. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312363116
Author:
Engvall, Bill
Publisher:
Griffin
With:
Eisenstock, Alan
Author:
Eisenstock, Alan
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Comedians
Subject:
Comedians
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Comedians -- United States.
Subject:
Engvall, Bill
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.575 in

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"Synopsis" by , From one of America's favorite comedians and a pillar of the massively popular Blue Collar Comedy franchise, a hilarious memoir about making the jump from small-town Texas to big-time fame and fortune.
"Synopsis" by ,

"His folksy humor...has made him a hit in the heartland...Don't bet a little plain ol' charm won't work just as well on the rest of the country."--Philadelphia Inquirer

For the record, heres the official definition of a guy: A person who doesnt think before he speaks. He cant. Hes not that deep. Because a guy has only three basic needs: eating, sleeping, and sex. Thats it. Just a Guy chronicles a lifetime in pursuit of those needs.

In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, Bill Engvall takes you on the rollicking ride of his life, beginning with his childhood in Texas and adolescence in Arizona, becoming a fixture in local emergency rooms, the result of massive amounts of non-thinking behavior trying to impress girls or torture his sisters; to high school in Dallas where he dabbled in an array of truly odd jobs and came of age; to college and his tenure as his fraternitys social chairman, where he masterminded a series of legendary parties; to following his dream as a standup comic and, gulp, singer; to his bumbling and riotous courtship, then marriage to Gail, the love of his life; and, finally, fatherhood, where he remains, to this day, a well-meaning, but flawed parent.

Through it all, Bill gamely stumbles along, struggling to maintain a façade of confidence and control. Far from a superhero, Bill Engvall is an everyday Everyman, the poster boy for normal. The result is just a guy who is disarming, perceptive, wildly funny, and unexpectedly moving.

"The sensitive parts of the book...truly stand out."--Publishers Weekly

“Bottom line: if you like Blue Collar TV or are just looking for some good comedy, this is a great book to pick up.”—Blogcritics.org

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