The beginning of the book, when he tells the story of his mother's suicide, was very funny but it gets pretty lame going on. What I took from this compulsive read was beau coup human behavior info about retro black hat phone hacking. Thompson if he talked straight and told more jokes. It was Bonnie who recited Monty Python sketches with him, who introduced him to Richard Pryor at nine years old, and who rescued him from a psychologist when he brought that brand of humor to school. I'm giving mine to my mother. It is a heartbreaking story filled with raw emotions that is beautifully and emotionally written. Now go buy this book and pour a cocktail.
The cheap shit was right there! It's structurally similar to his act, in that way. They were best mates and they each had feelings for the other but was afraid to cross the mate line. To us though, we admire a genius of humorous wit; to a young fan he's the imaginative drunk uncle you want you had over to annoy the rest of the family during the or not, just buy the book and reflect upon how you turned out different. It is the first piece of nonfiction I have read technically, heard about a nonscientist's life. Also Doug commenting on the story himself, in small asides, bringing up how bad he was at reading, how bad his memory was, picking out errors and ommisions and other bits and pieces. It recounts Doug's growing up in the planetary orbit around her mother - and staying there.
The story pulled me along, especially with the dual perspectives - reading from Emmett's and then Autumn's perspectives gave interesting insights into what drove them to do the things they did. We all need a reason to remember the unique ones in our lives even if they have fur! I also have a love-hate relationship with their ability to create me cry by the end of a book, and this one was no exception. I adore the notice going on under the story to always create time for your loved ones, because they really are your most necessary treasure. Why did she have to steal my expensive scotch? Emmett was a amazing father to her and a amazing guy for Autumn. It is why he is my favorite stand-up comedian, and the main reason I got interested in watching stand-up comedy. It is a double biography of Doug and Mother.
Just those, and I had to read this book. I'd feel like a poser saying I connect with it. This book is the story of their journey and the tough decisions that come with it. I found myself reading and reading and wishing the book was longer when I reached the end. Thirty of the pills would be easily enough to finish off the sick and emaciated old lady, but she insists on taking all of the 90 that she has hoarded from her hospice care. This book was so well written and genuine.
He's a much better comedian than a writer and if you've seen his stand up a lot of the stories will be familiar. I am at risk of falling into a trap that Doug steadfastly avoids throughout his book — that of being a schmaltzy, sentimentalist prat! I absolutely loved the experience of reading Digging Up Mother: A Love Story. I believe she was, and still is. Our perfect veterinarian comes from Costa Rica to operate at our monthly clinics. Told from the points of view of both Heather and Grace. It was on a television series called Weekly Wipe. And a nice ending over the mother and son bond they had.
A few years later, Kevin is injured on the job at work, landing him on disability payments as he is unable to return to work due to back problems. Above all, if the book confirms anything is that the man has backbone. This book was written by a comedian recapturing the life of his mother, and boy was she a force to be reckoned with! I then saw him in a different dive, this time a bar in 2001. It is shocking, offensive, outrageous, achingly sad and very, very funny. And although he does admit to those ego issues, he can't support but continue to put himself above others in so a lot of regards, including that he was the best shot in the world, above John Wayne , which leads me to believe that he remained this way, while possibly to a lesser extent, until his death. When Heather chooses Grace through the adoption agency to be the mother of her child, it sets a course that changes both of their lives.
Stanhope is one of my favourite stand-up comedians. It reads like an honest, no holds barred, more or less true account. It's a book so honest it is honestly uncomfortable to read. Though there isn't a whole lot about Bingo in the book I'm totally in love with their relationship and unconditional acceptance of each other. Not that everyone has experienced even a sliver of the depravity Stanhope has, but we all most have messed up families, regrettable memories and experiences that we wouldn't want to share.
Penelope was a amazing addition and dialogue and behavior were all age appropriate which was wonderful. Almost all of the scotch was gone. It truly is a love story. I struggled with the pacing in this story and the repeated comparisons to Jason. But I always thought that they never really created up, so it was nice to know that the damage and pain finally wore off, even though it took many, a lot of years to happen. He expresses his love through a dark morbid sense of humor that leaves you writhing with the ups and downs, twists and turns, and can only leave yourself wondering about your own damn life in the ug Stanhope's sense of humor may not be for the mainstream taste; he may be in the eyes of the coats be a novelty.