Synopses & Reviews
At the age of 44, renowned comedian Richard Lewis found himself on a gurney in the ER, toxic with alcohol, and hallucinating from excess cocaine use. The same neuroses and dysfunctions that had been the basis for his successful stage persona and inspired his best material had, it seemed, turned on him.
How he got there, how he finally got on the road to recovery, and how he copes with being Richard Lewis sober on a daily basis are the subjects of this very funny, deeply honest, inspiring, but very untreacly book. USA Today called it "candid and inspirational.
A journey through Lewis' personal Inferno to eventual salvation."
At the age of forty-four--at the height of his success--Richard lewis found himself on a gurney in a hospital emergency room, raging and hallucinating from a mix of alcohol and drugs. In this blistering memoir, the famously neurotic comedian and regular guest star of the hit show Curb Your Enthusiasm, who was named "one of the most influential humorists of the twentiety century" by GQ magazine, chronicles his nearly twenty-year struggle with alcohol and drug addictions, and his rocky road to recovery. The result is a raw, intense, eye-opening, no-punches story of one man's journey into--and out of--addiction.
A new editionnow with a new Afterwordof the honest and hilarious recovery memoir by the famously neurotic comedian and regular guest star of the hit show Curb Your Enthusiasm
About the Author
Richard Lewis is now appearing in the sixth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm and traveling nationwide on his "Misery Loves Company Stand-up Tour." He lives in Los Angeles.