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All about me! : my remarkable life in show business

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"At 95, the legendarya Mel Brooks continues to set the standard for comedy across television, film, and teh stage. Now, for the first time, this EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner shares his story in his own words. For anyone who loves American comedy, the long wait is over. Here are never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny. All About Me! charts Mel Brooks's meteoric rise from a Depression-era kid in Brooklyn to the recipient of the National Medal of Arts. Whether serving in the United States Army in World War, II, or working as a burgeoning teenage comedian in the Catskills, Brooks was always mining his experiences for material, always looking for the perfect joke. His iconic career began with Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows, where he was part of the greatest writers' room in history, which included Carl Reiner, Neil Simon, and Larry Gelbart. After co-creating both the mage-hit 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums and the classic television series Get Smart, Brooks's stellar film career took off. He would go on to write, direct, and occasionally star in films including The Producers, The Twelve chairs, Blazzing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Spaceballs, as well as produce groundbreaking and eclectic films including The Elephant Man, The Fly, and My Favorite Year. Brooks then went on to conquer Broadway with his record-breaking, Tony-winning musical adaptation of The Producers. All About Me! offers fans insight into the inspiration behind the ideas for his outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work, and shares detials about the many close friendships and collaborations Brooks has had, including those iwth Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner, Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Alfred Hitchcock, and teh great love of his life, Ann Bancroft. From this wonderful book filled with tales of struggle, achievement, and camaraderie (and dozens of photographs), readers will gain a more personal and deeper understanding of the incredible body of work of one of the most accomplished and beloved entertainers in history." --

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