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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: NAL (September 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451234693
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451234698
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #385,643 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Dunham is the most successful comedian working in America."
-New York Times Magazine

"In the last few years, Jeff Dunham has become something akin to a rock star. For the first time since the heyday of Edgar Bergen and his dummy Charlie McCarthy and "The Ed Sullivan Show," nearly a half century ago, ventriloquism has moved back into the entertainment mainstream, and Dunham is leading the way."
-The Los Angeles Times

"The country's most popular stand-up comedian."
-Salon.com

"Easily one of the funniest stand-up comics alive."
-Dallas Morning News

"One of the most popular acts in the country"
-The Boston Globe

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About the Author

Jeff Dunham is one of America’s best known and successful comedians. His mix of stand-up and ventriloquism has won him a legion of fans across the country, fans who have bought over 6 million copies combined of his DVDs, made 3 of his clips the top rated on YouTube of all time, and made him the top grossing comedy act in the world. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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He makes even the bad stuff in life seem like just another funny thing.
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This book was very easy to read.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By ComedyReader on November 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I've been a Dunham fan for a long time, but this book taught me SO much about him that I didn't even know! Loved all of the stories from his childhood and his early days on the stand up circuit. Jeff has worked really hard for his success and it's great to root for him!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By JReader25 on November 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Got the book yesterday and already done! I've been enjoying Jeff and his characters for a while now. Not as long as he's been performing, heck he's been touring clubs since the 80s, but I've seen most of his specials on Comedy Central. I always thought he was funny, but with this book, he reveals that he's dedicated, passionate, a good guy, and a family man. Really entertaining read with a bunch of cool insider stories about Hollywood, and even some ventriloquism tricks, which I never thought I'd be interested in reading, but it's very cool! Definitely a recommended read.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Aerojazz on November 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I really loved this book! I read one story each night before bed and always went to sleep in a good mood. HIGHLY recommended!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SquareMan on November 3, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is really great! I own all of Jeff's DVDs and have watched his YouTube videos hundreds of times, but this book is different. It really shows Jeff in a personal and intimate way that you don't get to see when he is on stage. My favorite part of the book is how Jeff has stayed so down to earth even as he has become one of the most famous comedians in the world.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Lidia on November 4, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I had no idea Jeff Dunham worked so hard to achieve what he is today! He's so funny I always thought it was easy. I enjoyed reading this book. I especially love the Achmed, Walter and all the other characters chime in while you're reading. So funny! Read this book, you'll appreciate his comedy even more!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By B. Hines on July 12, 2011
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I wonderful book. Mr Dunham may not be the best book writer but the book was full of information about himself and about the entertainment world. It jumps around, time wise. There are places in the book I am not sure what year I was reading about. But you don't know Jeff Dunham until you read the book and what he has had to go through to get where he is at today: and what he had to give up. I laughed, I cried, I was happy, I was hurt..all by reading this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Gary Tallman on December 23, 2010
Format: Hardcover
First I want to say I read this entire book without moving my lips once. When you see this book in the bookstore and you see how many pages it is you can't help but wonder what does this guy possibly have to say that will take up this much space.
This book was chock full of wonderful show business anecdotes chronicling Jeff's 40 year meteoric rise up through the comedy ranks. I especially enjoyed the stories of Johnny Carson, Milton Berle, Bob Hope and George Burns. It was a great mix of old school and new school.
The stories of the evolution of the different "characters" and the writing process for each one is equally fascinating
I also enjoyed the stories of being on the Best Damn Sports show and the horrendous experience with the football broadcast team.
This book is written in a very conversational style and the little interruptions by the likes of Walter and Peanut and Achmed sprinkled generously throughout add to the fun. Jeff has definitely paid his dues in a profession that is looked down upon and he has persevered and now is getting the spoils of his hard work. You get the feeling he is himself awestruck by what he has accomplished and he is humble and grateful for his success and keeps coming back to his family and his parents.
Ventriliquism may not be cool but Jeff Dunham is certainly cool. If you liked this book read Terry Fators book for another slant on the ventriliquism world.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SorrowHeart on April 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover
As a look at Jeff Dunham's life, this book is interesting in and of itself. It's well written, engaging, and paints a nice portrait of someone who seems like a really nice guy. (I loved the mentions of his parents -- and Mr. Dunham worrying about what they might think of his act.) I loved all the backstage history and the comments on the characters and his act. But what I liked best about the book was the look at what he had to do to achieve his dream. People who have made it big so often seem to have simply waltzed into success. Or so it seems to those of us who only witness the success. So seeing how long it took one Success Story to actually succeed is a real eye opener.

I would recommend this book to anyone whether they've ever heard of Jeff Dunham or not. Reading it just for inspiration is worth the price of admission. Anyone who is struggling to achieve a dream will appreciate this book. (And if you're a fan, you'll probably be an even bigger fan once you've read this book.)
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Jeff Dunham is one of America's best-known comedians. His fans have bought more than four million copies of his DVDs, made three of his YouTube clips the top rated of all time, and sold out all of his 2008 shows.

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