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The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts | [Tom Farley, Tanner Colby]

The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts

The New York Times best-selling 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.
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Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling 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.

©2008 Tom Farley, Junior, and Tanner Colby (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“the newly released audiobook edition of The Chris Farley Show, an oral biography co-edited by Farley’s brother Tom and journalist Tanner Colby, is full of reminders of how close he had already come to a mid-career breakthrough. (Salon)

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    justlogical 05-09-15
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    "Entertaining but sad"

    Worth a listen. Behind the scene of his demise but illustrated with humour and kindness. You will enjoy this book.

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    Brad 04-28-15
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    "painfully sad story of my comedy hero"

    I knew there were demons behind my favorite comedic actor. I had no how bad it really was. so sad.

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    Marie B 04-12-15
    Marie B 04-12-15

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    "Incredibly sad...."

    This book, while being a very insight and beautiful look into the life of Chris Farley, is more of a three-part eulogy. It will make you laugh but sits under a cloud of despair while it does it. Finished it in three days because even in death and through others' stories, Chris Farley is still someone that can grab and hold your attention.

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    E.J. Scott 04-06-15
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    "I miss chris"

    Chris was an amazing performer and person. You can hear it in the stories. Addiction is a terrible disease and hopefully those that listen to this will learn more about chris and addiction. If you are an addict please get help. Don't go out like chris did.

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    M. Olson Madison, WI USA 03-31-15
    M. Olson Madison, WI USA 03-31-15 Member Since 2014

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    "A hero to those who understand"

    A tale of wasted talent To the narrow minded selfRiotous. Thank you for telling Chris's story, he would be happy.

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    Amanda 02-20-15
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    "Sad. Beautiful. Nostalgia."

    There's a fine line between Comedy and Drama. This is one of those books that kinda changes you after you read it.

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    Joshua Durdin Memphis, TN 05-22-15
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    "Wow, an awesome book"

    For someone who loved Tommy Boy and all his work on SNL, this book was a great read. I recommend it to anyone who has a love for Chris Farley...

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    Melissa 05-08-15
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    "This book left me with a different impression"

    I loved Chris Farley on snl, his motivational speaker segment will forever live in my memory. This bio was interesting but a bit choppy to listen to. Chris was a flawed individual with a lot of talent, who just couldn't get past all of his addictions. After awhile, it was difficult to listen to this book or feel sorry for him. Not sure that I will think about him the same way after reading this.

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    Tanya 05-08-15
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    "Great story"

    Sad but true story about how addiction kills the addict & wounds those he loves. Narration was a bit scattered & tough to follow sometimes.

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    bethann milwaukee, WI, United States 04-23-15
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    "a necessary story"

    What an amazing tribute to Chris Farley! It was a privilege to discover more about this talented man who made the world laugh with him. The personal stories help me appreciate more, what a great loss his family has endured.

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