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Narrated by Peter Berkrot, an award-winning narrator, but perhaps best known for his feature role as caddy Angie D'Annunzio in Caddyshack.

"This is a tough, sharp history of comedy and competitiveness, of rising stars and brilliant upstarts. Of difficult egos, awful behavior, fragile friendships, bursts of inspiration, and blizzards of cocaine - told by the survivors and shaped by Chris Nashawaty's welcome insight and perspective." (Mark Harris, New York Times best-selling author of Pictures at a Revolution and Five Came Back

Caddyshack is one of the most beloved comedies of all time, a classic snobs vs. slobs story of working-class kids and the white-collar buffoons that make them haul their golf bags in the hot summer sun. It has sex, drugs, and one very memorable candy bar, but the movie we all know and love didn't start out that way, and everyone who made it certainly didn't have the word classic in mind as the cameras were rolling. 

In Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story, film critic for Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty goes behind the scenes of the iconic film, chronicling the rise of comedy's greatest deranged minds as they form The National Lampoon, turn the entertainment industry on its head, and ultimately blow up both a golf course and popular culture as we know it. Caddyshack is at once an eye-opening narrative about one of the most interesting, surreal, and dramatic film productions there's ever been and a rich portrait of the biggest and most revolutionary names in Hollywood. So, it's got that going for it...which is nice. 

©2018 Chris Nashawaty (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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My Favorite Movie of All Time

Even though I saw the Making of Caddyshack on TV, this book in Audible form gave me the history of National Lampoon, Second City, SNL, and my other favorite movie Animal House. Made me laugh and smile. One of the pleasurable books in many years.

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Not Enough Caddyshack

I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if it were all about Caddyshack, but the first half of the book covers, the history of National Lampoon, Animal House and Saturday Night Live, all of which were covered in greater detail in A Stupid And Futile Gesture. The second half of the book is very good but I could have used more of it.

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An autobiography of Doug Kenney

A good story about Doug Kenney and the creators of the movie, the actual movie details are secondary.

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Needs more Caddyshack, less pre-history

Okay, but spends too much time on the background of the creators. That's been covered.

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fine

Some of the lines are fantastic, but 85% of this has been covered elsewhere. If one is looking for something short and a bit hair-raising vis-a-vis Doug Kenney, you could do worse.

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Interesting Insight into a Classic

This book give an interesting look into the making of a cult classic. One thing that I really enjoyed was the first couple chapters discussing the origins of National Lampoon and what started the careers of the now stars. A very easy listen with a great story.

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Don't buy this book...seriously!

This book sucks! All rehashed stories about the national lampoon, animal house and caddy shack. Nothing we haven't seen or learned before. My recap: They all did lot's of drugs made great movies and a timely comedy magazine. Mostly a bio of brilliant Doug Kenney who like Belushi is a cautionary story of success and drugs. I was expecting funny but got sad.

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  • Michael
  • Fort Collins, CO, United States
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Like a SNL skit

The problem I have with Saturday Night Live is the skits go on too long. Something that would be really funny for 2 minutes is dragged out over 5 and it wears. This book is that. Similar to the movie "Stripes" and "Caddy Shack" itself, this could have been much shorter and much more enjoyable.

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