Synopses & Reviews
“Wired is told with the same narrative style that Woodward employed so effectively in All the President’s Men and The Final Days” (Chicago Tribune).
On March 5, 1982, John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in a hotel room off Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. At thirty-three his extraordinary and anarchic comic genius had captivated his generation. Rising to fame on NBC television’s Saturday Night Live, Belushi starred in the films Animal House and The Blues Brothers. What had gone wrong? Why was he dead?
Bob Woodward decided to find out by following Belushi’s trail from his hometown of Wheaton, Illinois, to the heart of the Hollywood star system. The result is one of the great Hollywood tragedies, captured in stark, spellbinding detail in this classic biography of a great American talent.
andlt;divandgt;"andlt;iandgt;Wiredandlt;/iandgt; is the most smashing drug book ever written... a cautionary tale for our times... astonishing."
--Liz Smith, New York Daily News
"A fact-studded life story... Belushi wanted it all and it all was too much... chilling."
--Washington Post Book World
"Woodward follows Belushi from one circle of hell to the next... harrowing... compelling."
--The Village Voice
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and#8220;A fact-studded life storyand#8230; Belushi wanted it all and it all was too muchand#8230; chilling.and#8221; andlt;BRandgt;and#8212;andlt;iandgt;Washington Post Book Worldandlt;/iandgt;
and#8220;Woodward follows Belushi from one circle of hell to the nextand#8230; harrowingand#8230; compelling.and#8221; andlt;BRandgt;and#8212;andlt;iandgt;The Village Voiceandlt;/iandgt;
andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Belushiandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The outrageous talent, addicted to life, with a huge appetite for drugs, food, and pleasure. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Belushiandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The star who plummeted over the edge. And the friends, wife, agents, and groupies who couldnand#8217;t stop him.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Bob Woodwardandlt;/bandgt; is an associate editor at andlt;iandgt;The Washington Postandlt;/iandgt;, where he has worked for thirty-nine years. He has shared in two Pulitzer Prizes, first for andlt;iandgt;Theandlt;/iandgt; andlt;iandgt;Washington Postand#8217;andlt;/iandgt;s coverage of the Watergate scandal, and later for coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He has authored or coauthored twelve #1 national nonfiction bestsellers. He is the author of andlt;iandgt;Obama's Warsandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; The War Withinandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Bush at Warandlt;/iandgt;,andlt;iandgt; Plan of Attackandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;State of Denialandlt;/iandgt;, among others.