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Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama: A Memoir | Bob Odenkirk
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In this hilarious, heartfelt memoir, the star of Mr. Show, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul opens up about the highs and lows of showbiz, his cult status as a comedy writer, and what its like to reinvent himself as an action film ass-kicker at fifty. Ive known Bob Odenkirk for more than thirty years, and yet I had to read this book to believe his stunning career arc.Conan OBrien Bob Odenkirks career is inexplicable. And yet he will try like hell to explicate it for you. Charting a Homeric decades-long odyssey from his origins in the seedy comedy clubs of Chicago to a dramatic career full of award nominationswith a side-trip into the action-man world that is baffling to all who know himits almost like there are many Bob Odenkirks! But there is just one and one is plenty. Bob embraced a life in comedy after a chance meeting with Second Citys legendary Del Close. He somehow made his way to a job as a writer at Saturday Night Live. While surviving that legendary gauntlet by the skin of his gnashing teeth, he stashed away the secrets of comedy writingeventually employing them in the immortal Motivational Speaker sketch for Chris Farley, honing them on The Ben Stiller Show, and perfecting them on Mr. Show with Bob and David. In Hollywood, Bob demonstrated a bullheadedness that would shame Sisyphus himself, and when all hope was lost for the umpteenth time, the phone rang with an offer to appear on Breaking Bada show about how boring it is to be a high school chemistry teacher. His embrace of this strange new world of dramatic acting led him to working with Steven Spielberg, Alexander Payne, and Greta Gerwig, and then, in a twist that will confound you, he re-re-invented himself as a bona fide action star. Why? Read this and do your own psychoanalysisits fun! Featuring humorous tangents, never-before-seen photos, wild characters, and Bobs trademark unflinching drive, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama is a classic showbiz tale told by a determined idiot.
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eanderson
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Took a walk and finished an audiobook! I enjoyed listening to Bob Odenkirk tell his story. He‘s a funny guy! I love him as Jimmy “Saul Goodman” McGill and he seems to be authentic. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 #JoysofJune book 2.

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Started a new audible while out on a walk. 😂 I feel like this is going to be well worth listening to. I hear Saul Goodman with every sarcastic thing he says!

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RamsFan1963
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66/150 One of the best audiobooks I've listen to this year. Odenkirk is an amazing writer/narrator, with his dry, self deprecating sense of humor. You don't have to be a fan of Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul to enjoy this. I really didn't watch much of either, but I LOVED Mr. Show years ago on HBO. 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
2nd book finished for #MarvellousMay @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1mo
PaperbackPirate Thank you for sharing your review! I am loving Better Call Saul. 1mo
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1. Sea of Tranquility (fiction) and tagged book (non-fiction)
2. I like instrumental or classical music. No lyrics, they break my concentration.
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TheSpineView You're welcome! Thanks for playing! 2mo
Lindy Looking forward to what you think about Sea of Tranquility (when you get to it) 1mo
RamsFan1963 @Lindy I've got a two week wait on my Libby hold for Sea of Tranquillity. I'm anxious to read it, so many great reviews. 1mo
Lindy @RamsFan1963 You might get your hold quickly; it‘s only 6 hours long so people ahead of you might not keep it for the full loan period. 🤞 1mo
RamsFan1963 @Lindy I hope it doesn't come too soon lol. I just had 2 Libby holds drop today 🤯 1mo
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🎉🎉🎉🎉

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Kempfme
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This was an easy read by Bod Odenkirk. Besides Braking Bad and Better Called Saul, I did not know too much about his acting career. He was very open in his sucess and fails of the business.

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I loved this memoir of the craft. I have been obsessed with Odenkirk since his days on Mr. Show. What a career of struggle and triumph. At book‘s end he shows a great deal of gratitude for specific collaborators who brought out the joy in the creative process: Del Close, Adam Sandler, and Steven Spielberg. What a diverse group.

vivastory I love Mr. Show. It has been a delight to see both Bob & David succeed. 3mo
rabbitprincess I bought this for my dad for Christmas (as a preorder) and I think everyone in my family wants to read it 😅 3mo
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vivastory I love Bob Odenkirk 4mo
Leftcoastzen @vivastory let‘s start an I love Bob Odenkirk club! 4mo
vivastory @Leftcoastzen Can we have badges?! 4mo
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Leftcoastzen @vivastory We don‘t need no stinking badges! So sorry , had to . Of course we can have badges! 4mo
vivastory @Leftcoastzen 🤣 I actually don't even want a badge, maybe a sticker or a button 4mo
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