Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There

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Thirty-Nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss is a seriously funny and irreverent memoir that gives an insider's view of the birth and rise of Saturday Night Live, and features laugh-out-loud stories about some of its greatest personalities--Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O'Donoghue, and Chris Farley. Tom Davis's voice is rich with irony and understatement as he tells tales of discovery, triumph, and loss with relentless humor. His memoir describes not only his experiences on the set of SNL but also his suburban childhood, his high school escapades in the '60s, his discovery of sex, and how he reveled in the hippie culture--and psychoactive drugs--from San Francisco to Kathmandu to Burning Man over the last four decades. Hysterical, lucid, and wise, Thirty-Nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss is an unforgettable romp in an era of sex, drugs, and comedy.

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"Finally a book by someone who actually worked at the original Saturday Night Live. Tom Davis writes in a heartfelt and hilarious style telling great stories from the world of show business and entertainment."--Dan Aykroyd

"Frankly, I'm surprised Tom was able to remember this much of the 60's, 70's and 80's. But I'm not surprised that my old partner was able to capture the times with such humor and such wisdom."--Al Franken

"Tom Davis has written a book any fan of American comedy will enjoy. His mind remains keen, his comic insights penetrating, his natural humor and humane persona evident throughout."--Dennis Perrin, author of MR. MIKE: The Life and Work of Michael O'Donoghue

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Tom Davis (1952–2012) won four Emmy Awards during his twelve seasons as a writer at Saturday Night Live, which included the first five years of the show.

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