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Digging up mother : a love story / Doug Stanhope ; foreword by Johnny Depp.

Stanhope, Doug, author. (Author).
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Camden-Jackson Twp Public Library - Camden BIO STANHOPE (Text) 74082000019637 Biography Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780306824395
  • ISBN: 0306824396
  • Physical Description: xiii, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First De Capo Press edition.
  • Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note: Mother's last gasp -- Not your average mother -- Paxton: square peg in a sphincter-shaped hole -- Actually, you can go home again -- Hollywood: scams, queers, scamming queers, and queering scams -- Deathbed City, Florida -- Tail between my legs -- Las Vegas: money, women, danger! -- Worcester: you can't go home again and again and again -- Boise fucking Idaho -- Vegas redux -- Stand-up comedy -- Going pro in Phoenix -- Movin' on up -- The big time -- Breakdown dead ahead -- Mother's big move -- Off the wagon, out to sea -- Bisbee, AZ: what the fuck just happened? -- My best friend, again.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Stanhope, Doug,
Stanhope, Doug > Family.
Comedians > United States > Biography.

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