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The Resource Digging up mother : a love story, Doug Stanhope ; foreword by Johnny Depp

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

Label
Digging up mother : a love story
Title
Digging up mother
Title remainder
a love story
Statement of responsibility
Doug Stanhope ; foreword by Johnny Depp
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Summary
This memoir from the cult comedian and former co-host of The Man Show describes his life and career, in which he left Hollywood to take on a relentless touring schedule, in his trademark abrasive, outrageous and oftentimes offensive style
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10495040
Cataloging source
VTL
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Stanhope, Doug
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.S6675
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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Depp, Johnny
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True
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  • Stanhope, Doug
  • Stanhope, Doug
  • Kirk, Bonnie
  • Comedians
  • Mothers and sons
Target audience
adult
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Label
Digging up mother : a love story, Doug Stanhope ; foreword by Johnny Depp
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A memoir"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn948590304
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xiii, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306824395
Lccn
2016932031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948590304
Label
Digging up mother : a love story, Doug Stanhope ; foreword by Johnny Depp
Publication
Note
"A memoir"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn948590304
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xiii, 300 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306824395
Lccn
2016932031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)948590304

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