Digging up Mother

Digging up Mother

A Love Story

Book - 2016
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"Douglas Stanhope is one of the most critically acclaimed and stridently unrepentant comedians of his generation. What will surprise some is that he owes so much of his dark and sometimes uncomfortably honest sense of humor to his mother, Bonnie. It was the cartoons in her Hustler magazine issues that molded the beginnings of his comedic journey, long before he was old enough to know what to do with the actual pornography. It was Bonnie who recited Monty Python sketches with him, who introduced him to Richard Pryor at nine years old, and who rescued him from a psychologist when he brought that brand of humor to school. And it was Bonnie who took him along to all of her AA meetings, where Doug undoubtedly found inspiration for his own storytelling. Bonnie's own path from bartending to truck driving, massage therapy, elder abuse, stand-up comedy, and acting never stopped her from being Doug's genuine number one fan. So when her alcoholic, hoarding life finally came to an end many weird adventures later in rural Arizona, it was inevitable that Doug and Bonnie would be together for one last excursion."--Jacket flap.
Publisher: Boston, MA :, Da Capo Press,, 2016.
Edition: First Da Capo Press edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780306824395
Branch Call Number: BIO STANHOPE D. Stanhope 05/2016
Characteristics: xiii, 300 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm


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Oct 14, 2016

Funny and touching in a way that I didn't expect. A really beautiful story from someone you wouldn't suspect of writing a beautiful story.


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