The place: New York. The time: the early 1980s. The scene: the red-hot comedy clubs, very late at night. The cast: five would-be stand-ups, their gags, their egos, their girls. The result: True Story, the downright hilarious novel about trying to be funny for fame, fortune, and fornication. Only Bill Maher could've written True Story, so he did. The host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher and a regular guest on The Tonight Show, Bill Maher is today one of America's hottest comics. But not so long ago, when even gas stations ran comedy stages, Bill Maher was there, too; True Story is his report from the front, a stageside table at the birth of the comedy boom. You'll laugh in all the right places. Scout's honor. Swear. Hey, it's a True Story.
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"Anyone considering a career in stand-up comedy should read this book, then consider something else, because all this great stuff is over."
-- Jerry Seinfeld
"This is the novel I would have written about stand-up comedy if I was a sick egghead like Bill Maher."
"Crisp, funny, bitter and wise... Bill Maher really knows stand-up comedy."
-- Steve AllenAbout the Author:
Bill Maher is one of the most politically astute humorists in America today. His unflinching honesty has garnered him 18 Emmy nominations and the respect and admiration of millions of fans. His previous books include Does Anybody Have a Problem with That? and When You Ride ALONE You Ride with bin Laden, which was a New York Times bestseller.
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