Thursday, November 6, 2008

Celebrity Autobiography: In Their Own Words

On the drive home tonight I heard this story on All Things Considered and it cracked me up. It is about a show running at the Triad Theater in New York called Celebrity Autobiography. Every Monday a different cast of comic actors like SNL stars Fred Armison, Will Forte, and SNL alumni Rachel Dratch, Molly Shannon and other stars read passages from celebrity autobiographies. Books read during the radio story included Mr. T: The Man With the Gold: An Autobiography by Mister T, the Motley Crue memoir The Dirt, and Good Morning, I'm Joan Lunden.

Reading the story on the NPR site doesn't do it justice. You've got to listen to it. I have to get my next trip to New York scheduled for a Monday stay over. It sounds like a lot of fun.

In the mean time, maybe we could come up with a list of celebrity autobiographies from the used bookstore, remainder bins (or our own bookshelves) to suggest for the show. Any ideas?

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