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Author Stanhope, Doug, author.

Title This is not fame : a "from what I re-memoir" / Doug Stanhope ; foreword by Drew Pinsky, MD.

Edition First Edition.
Publication Info. New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2017.
c2017
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO STANHOPE    AVAILABLE
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Description xi, 324 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
Note Includes index.
Summary "An unfiltered, unapologetic, hilarious, and sometimes obscene assemblage of tales from the down-and-dirty traveling comedy circuit. Doug Stanhope has been drunkenly stumbling down the back roads and dark alleys of stand-up comedy for over a quarter of a century, roads laden with dank bars, prostitutes, cheap drugs, farm animals, evil dwarfs, public nudity, menacing third-world police, psychotic breaks, sex offenders, and some understandable suicides. You know, just for levity. While other comedians were seeking fame, Stanhope was seeking immediate gratification, dark spectacle, or sometimes just his pants. Not to say he hasn't rubbed elbows with fame. He's crashed its party, snorted its coke, and jumped into its pool naked, literally and often repeatedly--all while artfully dodging fame himself. Doug spares no legally permissible detail, and his stories couldn't be told any other way. They're weird, uncomfortable, gross, disturbing, and...funny. This Is Not Fame is by no means a story of overcoming a life of excess, immortality, and reckless buffoonery. It's an outright celebration of it. For Stanhope, the party goes on." -- Dust jacket.
Subject Stanhope, Doug.
Comedians -- United States -- Biography.
Comedians -- United States -- Anecdotes.
Added Author Pinsky, Drew, writer of supplementary textual content.
ISBN 9780306825743
0306825740
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