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The Chris Farley show : a biography in three acts

Author: Tom Farley; Tanner Colby
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No one dominated a stage the way Chris Farley did. For him, comedy was not a routine; it was a way of life. Fans knew Chris as Saturday Night Live's sweaty, swaggering, motivational speaker, or as the irresistible Chippendales stripper. His family knew him as sensitive and passionate, deeply religious, and devoted to bringing laughter into others' lives. But Chris did not know moderation, either in his generosity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Chris Farley; Chris Farley; Chris Farley
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Farley; Tanner Colby
ISBN: 9780670019236 0670019232
OCLC Number: 173640971
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 348 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: A motivated speaker --
Madison, Wisconsin --
An epiphany --
Attacking the stage --
Whale boy --
Super fan --
The place in Alabama --
A friendly visitor --
The magic sixty-six --
The lost boys --
The polar bear pit --
Raising the white flag --
The devil in the closet --
Fatty falls down --
The parting glass.
Responsibility: Tom Farley, Jr. and Tanner Colby.
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No one dominated a stage the way Chris Farley did. For him, comedy was not a routine; it was a way of life. Fans knew Chris as Saturday Night Live's sweaty, swaggering, motivational speaker, or as the irresistible Chippendales stripper. His family knew him as sensitive and passionate, deeply religious, and devoted to bringing laughter into others' lives. But Chris did not know moderation, either in his generosity toward friends or in the reckless abandon of his drug and alcohol abuse. For ten years, Chris cycled in and out of rehabilitation centers; ultimately, despite three hard-fought years of sobriety, addiction took his life at the tragically young age of 33. Here he is remembered by family, friends, and colleagues--an evocative and harrowing portrait of a gifted and kindhearted man ultimately torn apart by the demons inside him.--From publisher description.

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-06-04)

Introduction by Tom Farley, Jr. -- Act I. A motivated speaker -- Madison, Wisconsin -- An epiphany -- Attacking the stage -- Whale boy -- Super fan -- The place in Alabama -- Act II. A friendly visitor -- The magic sixty-six -- The lost boys -- The polar bear pit -- Act III. Raising the white flag -- The devil in the closet -- Fatty falls down -- The parting glass -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes on sources and methods -- The -ographies -- Index.

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