Other Great Depression, The
by Richard Lewis (9781586486044)

Other Great Depression, The
 
Richard Lewis
Release Date: April 2008
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 289
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781586486044
ISBN-10: 1586486047



This is the profoundly honest, profoundly hilarious and sometimes profoundly wacky recovery memoir of a neurotic comedian, and regular guest star of the hit show Curb Your Enthusiasm.Richard Lewis is one of America's most gifted and successful comedians, and one of these most respected by his peers. But at the age of 44, at the height of his success, Lewis found himself on a trolley in the ER, toxic with alcohol and hallucinating from excess cocaine use. The same neuroses and dysfunctions that had been the basis for his successful stage persona and inspired his best material had, it seemed, turned on him.How he got there, why he got there, how he finally got on the road to recovery and how he copes with being sober on a daily basis, are the subjects of this very funny, deeply honest, inspiring but very untreacly book. Told with the same fearlessness and wild energy that have defined his talent as a comedian Lewis re-creates scenes from his childhood and his Hollywood escapades, imagines what Woody Allen might say about whether he should commit suicide, holds forth on the difficulties of being a man and of having satisfying relationships, and talks about what it's like to be not only a recovering alcoholic but a 'recovering lunatic' who occasionally, finally, feels like a human being.

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