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The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts

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The New York Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend.

After three years of sobriety, Chris Farley's life was at its creative peak until a string of professional disappointments chased him back to drugs and alcohol. He fought hard against them, but it was a fight he would lose in December 1997. Farley's fans immediately drew parallels between his death and that of his idol, John Belushi. Without looking deeper, however, many failed to see that Farley was much more than just another Hollywood drug overdose. In this officially authorized oral history, Farley's friends and family remember his work and life. Along the way, they tell a remarkable story of boundless energy, determination, and laughter that could only keep the demons at bay for so long.

Review:

" Brave, fast-moving.(4 stars)" People

Review:

"It digs beneath the buffoonish exterior and uncovers a complex human being... The Chris Farley we meet here is both funnier and more lovable than the typical celebrity drug casualty." The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"The book's intimate accounts give as much time to Farley's sensitive nature and generosity of spirit as they do his ugliest moments." The Washington Post

Review:

"The most unexpected insights come from the perspectives provided by Farley's non-celebrity friends, like the Rev. Matt Foley (the namesake of the motivational speaker character), who provides a glimpse into Chris's spiritual side." Los Angeles Times

Review:

"Farley has no shortage of support and admirers... The compilation of direct quotes from his loved ones makes for powerful reading and provides a more forceful reminder of how terrifying addiction can be" Playboy

Review:

"The editors deserve credit for eliciting such heartfelt remembrances (not all of it positive) from an impressive list of celebrities... Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography — well-structured, consistently engaging, and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking." Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Synopsis:

A biography of the "Saturday Night Live" star as told by his friends and family, "The Chris Farley Show" is an evocative and harrowing portrait of a family trapped by addiction and a gifted man torn apart by his demons. Two 16-page color inserts.

Synopsis:

The New York Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend

After three years of sobriety, Chris Farley's life was at its creative peak until a string of professional disappointments chased him back to drugs and alcohol. He fought hard against them, but it was a fight he would lose in December 1997. Farley's fans immediately drew parallels between his death and that of his idol, John Belushi. Without looking deeper, however, many failed to see that Farley was much more than just another Hollywood drug overdose. In this officially authorized oral history, Farley's friends and family remember his work and life. Along the way, they tell a remarkable story of boundless energy, determination, and laughter that could only keep the demons at bay for so long.

About the Author

Tom Farley, Jr., Chrisandrsquo;s older brother, is president and managing director of the Chris Farley Foundation, which educates young people about substance abuse and addiction.

Tanner Colby is former head writer of the National Lampoon Radio Hour, and coauthor of Belushi: A Biography. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143115564
Author:
Farley, Tom, Jr.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Farley
Author:
Colby, Tanner
Author:
Farley, Tom
Author:
Farley, Jr., Tom
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Comedians
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two 16-page color photo inserts
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.43x5.53x.91 in. .80 lbs.
Age Level:
17-17

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143115564 Reviews:
"Review" by , " Brave, fast-moving.(4 stars)"
"Review" by , "It digs beneath the buffoonish exterior and uncovers a complex human being... The Chris Farley we meet here is both funnier and more lovable than the typical celebrity drug casualty."
"Review" by , "The book's intimate accounts give as much time to Farley's sensitive nature and generosity of spirit as they do his ugliest moments."
"Review" by , "The most unexpected insights come from the perspectives provided by Farley's non-celebrity friends, like the Rev. Matt Foley (the namesake of the motivational speaker character), who provides a glimpse into Chris's spiritual side."
"Review" by , "Farley has no shortage of support and admirers... The compilation of direct quotes from his loved ones makes for powerful reading and provides a more forceful reminder of how terrifying addiction can be"
"Review" by , "The editors deserve credit for eliciting such heartfelt remembrances (not all of it positive) from an impressive list of celebrities... Essential for Farley and SNL fans, and a sterling example of oral biography — well-structured, consistently engaging, and simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking."
"Synopsis" by , A biography of the "Saturday Night Live" star as told by his friends and family, "The Chris Farley Show" is an evocative and harrowing portrait of a family trapped by addiction and a gifted man torn apart by his demons. Two 16-page color inserts.
"Synopsis" by ,
The New York Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend

After three years of sobriety, Chris Farley's life was at its creative peak until a string of professional disappointments chased him back to drugs and alcohol. He fought hard against them, but it was a fight he would lose in December 1997. Farley's fans immediately drew parallels between his death and that of his idol, John Belushi. Without looking deeper, however, many failed to see that Farley was much more than just another Hollywood drug overdose. In this officially authorized oral history, Farley's friends and family remember his work and life. Along the way, they tell a remarkable story of boundless energy, determination, and laughter that could only keep the demons at bay for so long.

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