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Judd Apatow is an American filmmaker, actor and comedian. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, through which he produced and developed the television series Freaks and Geeks, Undeclared, Funny or Die Presents, Girls, Love, and Crashing and directed the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, Funny People, This Is 40, Trainwreck, May It Last: A Portrait Of The Avett Brothers, and The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling.
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My Dirty Life in Comedy
Lois Bromfield - 2021-04-12
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You don't have to be a comedian to love this book. You will grateful you have a day job when you read about my life a comedian and television writer. Not the glamorous life people think it is . On the way up the comedy ladder its nothing but scary road gigs, drunk and crazy audiences, crappy pay, temperamental celebrities and lots of indecent propo...
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Great book about comedy!! @LoisBromfield      source
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Unti on Creativity
Understanding Creativity
Matt Richtel - 2022-04-19
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A groundbreaking new investigation into the mysteries of creativity and how to maximize your creative potential, from Pulitzer Prize–winning New York Times reporter and bestselling author of An Elegant Defense Matt Richtel. In his viral New York Times piece “How to Be Creative,” journalist and bestselling author Matt Richtel presented readers with ...
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This is a great book! If you are interested in creativity it is a must have.      source
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We Had a Little Real Estate Problem
The Unheralded Story of Native Americans & Comedy
Kliph Nesteroff - 2021-02-16
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From Kliph Nesteroff, “the human encyclopedia of comedy” (VICE), comes the important and underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy.It was one of the most reliable jokes in Charlie Hill’s stand-up routine: “My people are from Wisconsin. We used to be from New York. We had a little real estate problem.” In We Had a Little Real Estate Prob...
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Native Americans In Stand-up: A New History - The Hollywood Reporter. ⁦@ClassicShowbiz⁩ wrote an amazing book.      source
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The Case Against Donald Trump
Neal Katyal - 2019-11-26
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Why President Trump has left us with no choice but to remove him from office, as explained by celebrated Supreme Court lawyer and former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal.No one is above the law. This belief is as American as freedom of speech and turkey on Thanksgiving—held sacred by Democrats and Republicans alike. But as celebrated Supreme Co...
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Pleas get the book Impeach by @neal_katyal to better understand the issues involved and read this thread.      source
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Thinking In Pictures
. Sayles - 2003-06-12 (first published in 1987)
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What choices--creative, practical, and technical--make a movie what it is? Here a gifted writer and filmmaker takes us behind the camera and provides a full description of the movie-making process.When John Sayles turned from writing fiction to making movies, he did so with little help from Hollywood: Return of the Secaucus Seven, Sayles's first mo...
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The best book on filmmaking!      source
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Comedy Sex God
Pete Holmes - 2019-05-14
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Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest, Comedy Sex God is a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of stand-up stand-out, podcast king, and HBO superstar Pete Holmes.Pete Holmes is the host of the hugely successful podcast, You Made It Weird; a sold-out-every-night stand-up comedian with...
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Why has @peteholmes hidden this photo from us? His book is awesome.      source
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All That You Leave Behind
A Memoir
Erin Lee Carr - 2019-04-09
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An acclaimed documentary filmmaker comes to terms with her larger-than-life father, the late New York Times journalist David Carr, in this fierce memoir of love, addiction, and family. Dad: What will set you apart is not talent, but will and a certain kind of humility. A willingness to let the world show you things that you play back as you grow as...
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All That You Leave Behind: A Memoir by Erin Lee Carr is a great book about her life and relationship with her father David Carr. It’s especially great about figuring out what career to pursue and the challenges she faced as a young documentarian. Get it!      source
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Walk This Way
Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever
Geoff Edgers - 2019-02-05
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Washington Post staff writer Geoff Edgers takes a deep dive into the story behind "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking mashup that forever changed music. The early 1980s were an exciting time for music. Hair metal bands were selling out stadiums, while clubs and house parties in New York City has spawned a new genre of...
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Aerosmith, Run-DMC, and the Story Behind 'Walk This Way' - The Atlantic. — this is a great book!      source
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A Death in the Family
James Agee - 2009-09-29 (first published in 1957)
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The classic American novel, re-published for the 100th anniversary of James Agee's birthPublished in 1957, two years after its author's death at the age of forty-five, A Death in the Family remains a near-perfect work of art, an autobiographical novel that contains one of the most evocative depictions of loss and grief ever written. As Jay Follet h...
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I love A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley. Also— A Death In The Family by James Agee. I love all the Dave Eggers books. Carson McCullers. Lorrie Moore. Both Andre Dubus.      source
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A Fan's Notes
Frederick Exley - 1988-08-12 (first published in 1968)
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This fictional memoir, the first of an autobiographical trilogy, traces a self professed failure's nightmarish decent into the underside of American life and his resurrection to the wisdom that emerges from despair....
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I love A Fan’s Notes by Frederick Exley. Also— A Death In The Family by James Agee. I love all the Dave Eggers books. Carson McCullers. Lorrie Moore. Both Andre Dubus.      source
Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman