Confessions of a Comedian
By Kip Addotta
From his first interactions with “The Mob” in his early childhood, his nightmarish life with his father until he was on his own at 15 years of age, through his marriages, and how he became one of the best and most famous stand-up comedians of his time, Kip Addotta tells all. He names names and details the how-to and fine-tuning of comedy.
My RAD Career is a roller coaster ride through Hollywood in the 1980s as seen through the eyes of one of the cult figures of the era, Bill Allen (star of the movie RAD). Starting as a teen actor on his first ill-fated film alongside a young George Clooney, Bill shares his personal and professional relationships through film and television roles with some of the greatest actors and directors of a generation such as Robert Altman, Oliver Stone, Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Brandon Lee, Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael J. Fox, Melissa Etheridge and more. Told like you're sitting with him over drinks at a bar, Bill takes you inside the show biz bubble to reveal his most jaw-dropping experiences spanning three decades. RAD fans will be blown away at the true behind-the-scenes look at the filming of the most iconic BMX movie ever and how Bill ended up playing Cru Jones, while lovers of '80s culture and film will be fascinated to discover what it was like for Bill to date and get rejected by Lori Loughlin. Find out what really went on during this golden age of artistic development and output. Funny, irreverent, and gossipy, this sometimes philosophical and mystical journey is worthy of reading again and again.
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Were these items stolen? Were they simply lost? As Murphy Murphy works the case, he must chase down the clues all the while dealing with grammatical anomalies that drive him crazy. As Murphy gets closer to the answers he seeks, one more "thing" goes missing; the Captain's niece. Suddenly, in an instant, the stakes in the case of Serious Crisis become a lot more dire.
Part Jasper Fforde, part Michael Connelly; Murphy Murphy and the Case of Serious Crisis combines humor, mystery, and grammar goofs as the detective pursues clues and suspects from coast to coast. It's an entertaining and educational read for all ages.
Born and raised in a patriarchal farming community infused with bent religion, 19-year-old Meyrick has spent the majority of her life encased in snow-dusted hills and trees. Stanch regulation leaves little room for teenage antics, and Meyrick finds herself dreaming of a future far from the grasp of rural Alberta. As plans to leave for America are coming to fruition, an unearthed secret leaves Meyrick with no choice but to rescue the man she loves and embark on their adventure prematurely. Destined for Idaho, a series of tragedies leaves Meyrick without her companion, alone in rural America and tossed into the clutches of a sadistic crop farmer, Leroy Ellis. One morning, while walking, she is perplexed to witness a gentleman in a truck disperse two farmhands on the lawn before driving away.
Initially cross, she soon takes a liking to the young couple and stashes the man and woman away from Leroy’s cruelty in a small barn on the property. Their bond grows as does Meyrick’s hatred for Leroy. She is bewildered by an inability to depart from the deranged man. She isn’t a prisoner, yet something within her anchors her to him. Her mind begins to crumble. Meyrick finds it difficult to distinguish reality from illusion or past from present and often suffers cruel flashbacks. Spiraling to a state of disrepair, Meyrick is saddled with an additional challenge - her guests aren’t the fragile and defenseless wanderers she’d initially assumed. The two have amassed their own secrets during their visit, which may result in deadly consequences for the three of them.
Narrated by: Jeff Lemucchi
Length: 6 hrs 13 mins