The Chris Farley Show

The Chris Farley Show

A Biography in Three Acts

Book - 2008
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The New York Times bestselling biography of an American comedy legend

After three years of sobriety, Chris Farley's life was at its creative peak until a string of professional disappointments chased him back to drugs and alcohol. He fought hard against them, but it was a fight he would lose in December 1997. Farley's fans immediately drew parallels between his death and that of his idol, John Belushi. Without looking deeper, however, many failed to see that Farley was much more than just another Hollywood drug overdose. In this officially authorized oral history, Farley's friends and family remember his work and life. Along the way, they tell a remarkable story of boundless energy, determination, and laughter that could only keep the demons at bay for so long.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008
ISBN: 9780143115564
Characteristics: xiii, 348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Colby, Tanner


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LPL_KimberlyL Oct 08, 2015

A laugh-out-loud biography of the late Chris Farley that is both touching and brutally honest. An oral account of the comedian's life, it is told through quotes of the people who knew him at his best and at his worst. It details his childhood, his career in comedy, and the addiction to drugs and alcohol that would ultimately be his undoing. It's perfect for fans of Matt Foley, those interested in SNL stars, or just anyone curious about the dark side of comedy. Love, love, loved it!

Nov 25, 2014

At first I didn't care for the format of the book. It's written with little blurbs by family and friends, that strung together, make a complete picture and takes you through the life of Chris Farley. About a third of the way through, I really started to enjoy it; I think because Chris Farley was such a magnetic person, even the stories of him sucked me in and I wanted to know more. It was so sad to learn of his severe addictions, and how hard he tried to beat his demons.

Apr 06, 2014

Enjoyable book. Some funny and of course sad stories told by family, friends and co-workers.


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