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39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There

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Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is a seriously funny, offbeat, and irreverent memoir that chronicles the early days of Saturday Night Live and features some of its greatest personalities—Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O'Donoghue, and Chris Farley. Written by Tom Davis, an original SNL writer and comedy partner of Al Franken, Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is the story of coming of age in the 1960s and a spellbinding account of the birth and rise of one of television's most celebrated shows. Davis's memoir is filled with wry, candid anecdotes about his days at Saturday Night Live and his friendship with its stars. But it is also the story of Davis's own coming of age—escaping his conservative roots in suburban Minneapolis, traveling the world, and reveling in the hippie culture of 1960s San Francisco. The author finds the highs and lows of his own career to be a hilarious counterpoint to the meteoric rise of SNL and his friends' growing celebrity. Hysterical, lucid, and wise, Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is a free-spirited, unrepentant romp through an era of sex, drugs, and comedy.

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A memoir by Tom Davis, an original writer on Saturday Night Live and comedy partner of Al Franken, Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is a hilarious book about the early days of SNL that chronicles Davis's friendship with Jerry Garcia, Timothy Leary, and his SNL costars.

About the Author

Tom Davis is widely acclaimed as the foremost writer on wildlife and sporting art and artists. He has written several books and innumerable articles about the genre. A contributor to numerous publications, he serves as Senior Editor for Sporting Classics and as Editor-at-Large of Pointing Dog Journal. Davis makes his home in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he lives with his wife Joan, stepdaughter Sophia, and three bird dogs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400161591
Author:
Davis, Tom
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Comedians
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film and Television-Media Studies
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,MP3 - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20090331
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.4 x 5.3 x 0.6 in 0.2 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A memoir by Tom Davis, an original writer on Saturday Night Live and comedy partner of Al Franken, Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is a hilarious book about the early days of SNL that chronicles Davis's friendship with Jerry Garcia, Timothy Leary, and his SNL costars.
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