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King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis

King of Comedy The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis A portrait of one of America s most influential comedians analyzes the complex sometimes disturbing world of Jerry Lewis from his rise to fame and his philanthropic work to the dark side of his care

  • Title: King of Comedy: The Life and Art of Jerry Lewis
  • Author: Shawn Levy
  • ISBN: 9780312132484
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A portrait of one of America s most influential comedians analyzes the complex, sometimes disturbing world of Jerry Lewis, from his rise to fame and his philanthropic work to the dark side of his career and personal life.

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      Published :2019-07-17T10:06:23+00:00

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    1. The best thing I learned about Jerry Lewis from reading this book is that he always carried a separate suitcase full of socks with him so that he would never have to wear the same pair of socks twice. Did you hear me?HE NEVER WORE THE SAME PAIR OF SOCKS TWICE!!! I worship this man.


    2. Let's be frank, Jerry wasn't a very nice guy. When Jerry puts a loaded gun in his mouth and tries to commit suicide, the reader can decide for themselves whether he should have gone the distance.


    3. A BOOK FOR SCHMUCKSAt the time this book was written, the only hope any writer had of interesting a publisher in a work on Jerry Lewis was to offer them a scathing one, a hatchet job. Shawn Levy turned one in and made some money. As he says at NiemanStoryboard, “When I think of writing a book, I think of a New York Publisher writing a check.” That about sums up his dedication to his craft.From the early 50s to the late 60s, Jerry Lewis was as big a star in the U.S. as any who came before him [...]


    4. The book was at least twice as long as it needed to be. I did not need to know every single day in the life of Jerry. He comes across as a pretty unpleasant person. He appears to have had some real talent behind the camera and came up with some innovative ways to film. He taught a film class. He seemed to be hypomanic most of his life.It was weird the ways the author inserted himself into the book with the chapter at the end. I think he contact with Jerry impacted the way he wrote the book and w [...]


    5. This is the third time I'm reading this book, it is so utterly enjoyable and fascinating.Not that I am a huge fan of Jerry Lewis, either. It is because he is a fascinating person, and this biographer does full justice to an extraordinary subject. This is also a microcosm of American comedy history, and how is shaped Lewis' art and persona.The amount of research that went into this book is incredible. The author explodes some myths about his subject, most of whom were created by Lewis himself, bu [...]


    6. The ups and downs in the life of one of the greatest comedians of all time. You can love him or hate him, but he was, without a doubt, one of the best. I prefer "Dean and me" (Wrote by Jerry himself) It´s warmer than this one and talks about , for me at least, the best Jerry Lewis era as a comedian: The Martin-Lewis era.


    7. Finally Finished, Jerry lead a very interesting life and Levy covers every month of it. I Rate this Book a 5 for information it has it all including both sides when other sources conflict. But it is DRY which ment a slow read, falling asleep, stopping to read other books etc.


    8. Very good book. Held my interest. Gave incite into Lewis' s personality. The book was honest about both his good and bad traits. It left me wanting more.


    9. 3.5 starsMy fascination with Jerry Lewis is a long-standing puzzle, even to me, and would take more time and space to explain than I have here. Suffice to say, this is an exceptional biography that is an excellent read while pulling no punches. Not on the level of Nick Tosche's great book about Dean Martin (Titled "Dino" A masterpiece. Highly recommended.) but more than worthwhile.



    10. Fascinating story, disappointing subject. But Jerry Lewis' personal shortcomings don't make the book less interesting; they just make the book a little depressing, as truth sometimes is.


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