Friend's Email: Subject:I have found a book that I think you would enjoy
I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny
I Shouldn't Even Be Doing This And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny Author:Bob Newhart The first book ever from an icon of American comedy -- a hilarious combination of stories from his career and observations about life That stammer. Those basset-hound eyes. That bone-dry wit. There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. His comedy albums, movies, and two hit television series have made him a national treasure ... more »and placed him firmly in the pantheon of comedy legends. Who else has a drinking game named after him? And now, at last, Newhart puts his brilliant and hysterical world view on paper. Never a punch-line comic, always more of a storyteller, he tells anecdotes from throughout his life and career, including his beginnings as an accountant and the groundbreaking success of his comedy albums and The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, which gave him fifteen years on primetime television. And he also gives his wry, comedic twist to a multitude of topics, including golf, drinking, and family holidays. Today, Newhart appears on Desperate Housewives, in hit movies such as Elf, and in theaters around the country. Reruns of his shows air constantly on Nick at Nite -- have recently been released with great success for the first time ever on DVD. With this book, Bob Newhart gives his millions of fans a first ever opportunity to sample his unique brand of humor -- including excerpts from some of his classic routines -- on the printed page.« less
This is literally a laugh-out-loud book! I loved the Newhart tv servies and while reading this, it brought back such memories. I could see them again.
This is not an autobiography. There are many of his routines...the driving instructor, the night watchman at the Empire State Building the night that King Kong visits with Faye Raye, the submarine commander. Bob Newhart thinks funny and he writes funny.
I have been a fan of Bob Newhart's for years. I really enjoyed this book! He wrote it in such a way that it told you his personal history in a manner consistant with his sense of humour. I highly recommend this book to any Bob Newhart fan.