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Hardcover Confessions of a Late Night Talk Show Host : The Autobiography of Larry Sanders Book

ISBN: 0684812045

ISBN13: 9780684812045

Confessions of a Late Night Talk Show Host : The Autobiography of Larry Sanders

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This description may be from another edition of this product. If you're a devoted fan of The Larry Sanders Show--the HBO program that wrapped up its award-filled run in May 1998--you've already got a copy. However, it was nice to find that this book, written by...

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Very Funny

It had me laughing and chuckling out loud on the train, on my way, to and from work for a few days. When I got to the last page, I wished there was more.

Confessions Of a Late Night Talk Show Host: A Book's Book

I thought Larry Sanders "Confessions of a Late Night Talk Show Host" was just a terrific work. I've read a number of books and neither of them were even close to being as good as this one. Reading Larry's life story was like getting to know him all over again and it was very exciting to learn that Larry has so much in common with the common man. It's so easy to relate to Larry on so many different levels and some that aren't level at all. For instance, Larry reveals that he's slept with a number of different women... Anyone who fails to grasp the humor in this book, should take a long look in the mirror and ask themselves this question, "Are you looking at me?" That's the thing about Larry Sanders, he can look in the mirror without having to ask that question. In fact, he doesn't even have to look in a mirror to not ask that question. Some people will never understand that and I'll never understand that.I just hope in this politically correct atmosphere that this book will be taken at face value. In Larry Sanders case, it's worth at least half that amount and I'm proud to stick two thumbs up in approval and delight.

Larry Sanders Holds Nothing Back in Long-awaited tome.

I have been foaming at the mouth waiting for the Larry Sanders book to come out. Bookstore clerks ran in fear every time I approached them wondering if a new publication date had been issued. Finally the book has arrived and after devouring itI can understand why it may have taken so long to come out. Obviously a lot of egos had to be massaged to get clearance to use some of the outrageous stories Larry Sanders relates on his long hard climb to become the epitome of talk show hosts. Mr. Sanders spares no one, least of all himself, in his brief but refreshingly honest book. I found myself shuddering at some of the disparaging things he said about his contemporaries (including one Johnny Carson), worried what the repercussions might be. Then I remembered this was a parody of a celebrity tell all book and that Larry Sanders exists only in the brilliant and neurotic mind of Garry Shandling.After watching every episode of the Larry Sanders show I can assure other fans of the show that this is vintage Larry. All the superficiality and insecurity is on view for the world to see. The brief glimpses of Larry's dysfunctional childhood were especially revealingas was his early days as part of a comedy team, but the page I keep flashing back to was the one where Larry brazenly lists the names of people he has slept with. Notice I said people. This is a who's who that makes Wilt Chamberlain pale in comparison. My only fault with this book was that it was too short. But isn't that just like larry to leave the audience wanting more. I wanted so much more. Well, maybe Hank and Artie will come out with books of their own. I can't wait!

Finally: The Larry Sanders book we've been waiting for!

Everything you expected and more from Larry Sanders, as he finally reveals not only which guests (female) he slept with, but the tortured and twisted childhood and early comedy years that made him into America's favorite talk show host. Larry takes the gloves off in this hilarious self portrait. No celebrity spared, including Larry. Brutal honesty and even more brutal laughs in Larry's personal saga, as told to to cowriters Garry Shandling and David Rensin. Also revealing looks at the Larry Sanders show staff, an interview with God, and the secret of how Larry Sanders saved Johnny Carson's life. Not just "another book from another comedian" but a subversion of all celeb bios. Funny. Inventive. Funny. Irreverent. Did I mention Funny? We can only hope for a second installment.
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