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I'm Dying up Here Heartbreak and High Times in Stand-Up Comedy's Golden Era

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ISBN-10: 1586488961

ISBN-13: 9781586488963

Edition: N/A

Authors: William K. Knoedelseder

List price: $18.50
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Full of revealing portraits of many of the best-known comedic talents of the 1970s, "I'm Dying Up Here" is also a poignant tale of the price of success and the terrible cost of failure--professional and moral.
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Book details

List price: $18.50
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 7/27/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.13" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Prologue: A True Comic
Blood Brothers
The Hippest Room
Mitzi's Store
Tom, Dave, and George
All About Budd
Six Minutes, Twenty-two Laughs
The Boys' Club
Guns, Drugs, and Westwood
Comedy University
Richard's Baroness, Steve's Movie
The Funniest Year Ever
The New Year's Resolution
Drugs and Theft
Order, Please
Diary of a Young Comic
The Gauntlet
Comedians for Compensation
Choosing Up Sides
The Vote
All on the Line
Dave's Big Night
The Union Forever?
Jay's Big Flop
"My Name is Steve Lubetkin"
A Standing Ovation
Epilogue: The Prisoner of Memory