Thirty-nine years of short-term memory loss

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Grove Press,
Pub. Date:
c2009.
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English
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39 Years of Short Term Memory Loss is a seriously funny, offbeat and irreverent memoir that chronicles the early days of Saturday Night Live and features some of its greatest personalities?Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O'Donoghue, and Chris Farley. Written by Tom Davis, an original SNL writer and comedy partner of Al Franken, 39 Years of Short Term Memory Loss is the story of coming of age in the 60s, and a spellbinding account of the birth and rise of one of television’s most celebrated shows, Saturday Night Live. Tom Davis’ memoir is filled with wry, candid anecdotes about his days at Saturday Night Live and friendship with its stars. But it also the story of Davis’ own coming of age?escaping his conservative roots in suburban Minneapolis, traveling the world, and reveling in the hippie culture of 1960s San Francisco. The author finds the highs and lows of his own career to be an hilarious counterpoint to the meteoric rise of SNL and his friends' growing celebrity. Hysterical, lucid and wise, 39 Years of Short Term Memory Loss is a free spirited, unrepentant romp through an era of sex, drugs, and comedy.
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table_of_contents Dan Aykroyd -- Beginnings -- Al Franken -- Dudley Riggs -- India -- First love and sex -- San Francisco to Cambridge, early '73 -- F & D & L.A. -- Fuck Johnny Carson -- Significant other -- Lorne -- John Belushi -- A night in the bungalow -- Timothy Leary -- Incidents and coincidence : death camps, Franken, and the Beatles -- More GD -- Trading places -- Michael O'Donoghue -- Chris Farley -- More Danny -- Hepburn Heights, the den of equity -- More AF -- The breakup -- The best SNL show ever : where do you get your ideas from? ; The Grand Marquis.
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title Thirty-nine years of short-term memory loss
title_alt Early days of SNL from someone who was there., Early days of Saturday Night Live from someone who was there., Thirty nine years of short term memory loss.
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