Thirty-nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss

Thirty-nine Years of Short-term Memory Loss

eBook - 2010
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
ISBN: 1555849164
9781555849160
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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KarenE61 Apr 06, 2015

The Publishers Weekly review is right on target, so I'd just like to add a few comments. First, the subtitle is misleading; understand from the beginning that this book is NOT primarily about SNL. Second, be prepared for frequent time shifts; Davis recounts his memories in no logical order. Third and finally: those caveats nothwithstanding, I thoroughly enjoyed this sometimes-serious, often-hilarious romp down Davis' Memory Lane.

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KarenE61 Apr 06, 2015

Other: Drug use...LOTS of drug use. Not glorified or condoned...just treated matter-of-factly as befits an honest recount of the day.

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