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I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This!: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny

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The first book ever from an icon of American comedy--a hilarious combination of stories from his career and observations about life

That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. His comedy albums, movies, and two hit television series have made him a national treasure and placed him firmly in the pantheon of comedy legends. Who else has a drinking game named after him And now, at last, Newhart puts his brilliant and hysterical world view on paper.

Never a punch-line comic, always more of a storyteller, he tells anecdotes from throughout his life and career, including his beginnings as an accountant and the groundbreaking success of his comedy albums and The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, which gave him fifteen years on primetime television. And he also gives his wry, comedic twist to a multitude of topics, including golf, drinking, and family holidays.

Today, Newhart appears on Desperate Housewives, in hit movies such as Elf, and in theaters around the country. Reruns of his shows air constantly on Nick at Nite--have recently been released with great success for the first time ever on DVD. With this book, Bob Newhart gives his millions of fans a first ever opportunity to sample his unique brand of humor--including excerpts from some of his classic routines--on the printed page.

Synopsis:

A guy is having an affair with his boss's wife. They are making mad passionate love, and she says, "Kiss me! Kiss me!" He looks at her very seriously and replies, "I shouldnt even be doing this!"

This isnt a memoir like most memoirs. It's a book only Bob Newhart could have written, with his unique worldview and irrepressibly wry humor on every page. Oh, and there's a fair bit of plain silliness too. In this, his first book ever, Newhart gives his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as gold. And of course, there are side-splittingly funny stories from his life and career. Who else has a drinking game named after him ("Hi Bob!")

Synopsis:

In his bestselling book, the 77-year-old Newhart covers everything in this guided tour through his button-down brain, from his 43-year marriage and fear of flying to fatherhood, Vegas, and assorted antics with celebrity pals.

About the Author

Bob Newhart is one of America's best-loved comedians. His career highlights include The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, and ten major films, including Catch-22, Legally Blonde and Elf. He guest hosted The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 87 times, and has more recently earned the most recent of several Emmy nominations for a guest-starring role on ER. He has also earned a Peabody award and a Mark Twain award for Comedy. He has been married to Virginia Quinn since 1963; they have four children and several grandchildren.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401309152
Subtitle:
And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
Author:
Newhart, Bob
Publisher:
Hyperion
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Comedians
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20071002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 8.96 oz
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 256 pages Hyperion - English 9781401309152 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A guy is having an affair with his boss's wife. They are making mad passionate love, and she says, "Kiss me! Kiss me!" He looks at her very seriously and replies, "I shouldnt even be doing this!"

This isnt a memoir like most memoirs. It's a book only Bob Newhart could have written, with his unique worldview and irrepressibly wry humor on every page. Oh, and there's a fair bit of plain silliness too. In this, his first book ever, Newhart gives his brilliant and bemused twist on a multitude of topics, including flying, the trials of a family holiday in a Winnebago, and more serious subjects, such as gold. And of course, there are side-splittingly funny stories from his life and career. Who else has a drinking game named after him ("Hi Bob!")

"Synopsis" by , In his bestselling book, the 77-year-old Newhart covers everything in this guided tour through his button-down brain, from his 43-year marriage and fear of flying to fatherhood, Vegas, and assorted antics with celebrity pals.
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