I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny

3.73 avg rating
( 2,566 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781401309152: I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The first book ever from an icon of American comedy--a hilarious combination of stories from his career and observations about life

That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. His comedy albums, movies, and two hit television series have made him a national treasure and placed him firmly in the pantheon of comedy legends. Who else has a drinking game named after him And now, at last, Newhart puts his brilliant and hysterical world view on paper.

Never a punch-line comic, always more of a storyteller, he tells anecdotes from throughout his life and career, including his beginnings as an accountant and the groundbreaking success of his comedy albums and The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, which gave him fifteen years on primetime television. And he also gives his wry, comedic twist to a multitude of topics, including golf, drinking, and family holidays.

Today, Newhart appears on Desperate Housewives, in hit movies such as Elf, and in theaters around the country. Reruns of his shows air constantly on Nick at Nite--have recently been released with great success for the first time ever on DVD. With this book, Bob Newhart gives his millions of fans a first ever opportunity to sample his unique brand of humor--including excerpts from some of his classic routines--on the printed page.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Bob Newhart is one of America's best-loved comedians. His career highlights include The Bob Newhart Show, Newhart, and ten major films, including Catch-22, Legally Blonde and Elf. He guest hosted The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson 87 times, and has more recently earned the most recent of several Emmy nominations for a guest-starring role on ER. He has also earned a Peabody award and a Mark Twain award for Comedy. He has been married to Virginia Quinn since 1963; they have four children and several grandchildren.

From AudioFile:

Bob Newhart makes you laugh. He talks about his life and people he has known and why he didn't remain the accountant he was trained to be. Each incident is funnier than the one before it. And only Bob Newhart could have read this memoir because no one else has his sense of timing or his stammer or the honesty of his humor. But now a word of warning from this reviewer: Do not listen to this production in public. In the waiting room of a medical facility, for example, you will find that people in pain and on walkers do not like being in your company as you try to hide your heaving laughter and you fail. J.P. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Newhart, Bob
Published by Hachette Books
ISBN 10: 1401309151 ISBN 13: 9781401309152
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Your Online Bookstore
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1401309151 Ships promptly. Seller Inventory # Z1401309151ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 6.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Newhart, Bob
Published by Hachette Books
ISBN 10: 1401309151 ISBN 13: 9781401309152
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Gulf Coast Books
(Memphis, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1401309151 Ships from Tennessee, usually the same or next day. Seller Inventory # Z1401309151ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 7.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Newhart, Bob
Published by Hachette Books
ISBN 10: 1401309151 ISBN 13: 9781401309152
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1401309151 . Seller Inventory # Z1401309151ZN

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 7.09
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Bob Newhart
Published by Hyperion (2007)
ISBN 10: 1401309151 ISBN 13: 9781401309152
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1401309151

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 10.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Bob Newhart
Published by Hachette Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1401309151 ISBN 13: 9781401309152
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1401309151

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 24.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Newhart, Bob
Published by Hachette Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1401309151 ISBN 13: 9781401309152
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hachette Books, 2007. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111401309151

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 29.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Newhart, Bob
Published by Hyperion Books (2007)
ISBN 10: 1401309151 ISBN 13: 9781401309152
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hyperion Books, 2007. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 239 pages. 8.25x5.25x0.75 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1401309151

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 26.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.28
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds