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Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama: The Sunday Times bestseller

Bob Odenkirk

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Individual actors & performers, Autobiography: arts & entertainment, Prose: non-fiction

Hilarious, heartfelt, Bob Odenkirk charts his career trajectory from sketch show duo, to Saturday Night Live writer, to Breaking Bad and action-movie star at the age of 50 in COMEDY, COMEDY, COMEDY, DRAMA


'A real gem of a book for comedy fans... honest, irreverent and fascinating'
Matt Lucas
'This book is a love letter to all his comedy heroes, full of warmth, heart and wit' Georgia Pritchett

In this hilarious, heartfelt memoir, the star of Mr. Show and Breaking Bad spin off Better Call Saul opens up about the highs and lows of showbiz, his cult status as a comedy writer, and what it's like to reinvent himself at age fifty as an action-film ass-kicker. Featuring humorous tangents, never-before-seen photos, wild characters, and Bob's trademark unflinching drive and humour, Comedy Comedy Comedy Drama is a classic showbiz tale told by a determined idiot.

'I can't think of another entertainer who has improbably morphed so many times and all through real genius and determination' Conan O'Brien

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Praise for Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama: The Sunday Times bestseller

  • As a writer, performer, director, and producer, Odenkirk gives a fascinating perspective on many aspects of the industry, and his explorations of his later career shift into dramatic roles-e.g., The Post in 2017, Little Women in 2019, and Nobody in 2021-are illuminating about both his own acting process and the creative work of other actors and entertainers [...] [T]his fun, thoughtful book will appeal to aspirants in any field. - Kirkus, STARRED REVIEW

  • Comedian and actor Odenkirk spills on the good, the bad, and oftentimes hilarious moments of his life in this gleeful and irreverent memoir. [...] Above all, he frankly demonstrates how hard work, pure dumb luck, and "learning to grab your junk and jump" can pay off in the most gratifying ways. Comedy fans will find plenty of laughs and some heartening lessons, too. - Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW

  • Odenkirk's account of triumph, struggle, and his firm belief that comedy is a unifying source of connection will inspirehis fans and motivate aspiring entertainers. - Library Journal

  • Writing from an insider's view on the industry, Odenkirk tells us what it is really like to work in and learn your way through the comedy business and beyond. [...] All readers who enjoy truth telling and satire will find Odenkirk's memoir engaging, as will all his fans who want to know why and how this famous comedian transformed himself into a serious actor. - Booklist

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