I enjoyed the book thoroughly, Well written and thoughtful.
Thank you for this long overdue story of this brilliant and complicated man who brought us so much joy in the form of unbridled laughter.
And there are large chunks of the Lampoon excerpted, so you get a rich taste of what the publication was like at its best.
National Lampoon was the mother of all comedy magazines. Now we have nothing except watered down feeble attempts to emulate the National Lampoon Magazine like the Onion or College... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joseph Thomas
I enjoyed the book thoroughly, Well written and thoughtful. But I was an early subscriber of the magazine from its early days. Read morePublished 23 months ago by bbrio
Animal House was really funny but the more I read about it the more tragic it seems.
Kenney was a bright person but his life along with many others from the movie was not... Read more
Ultimately cocaine could be considered the villain in this book that made it impossible for personal greatness to last a lifetime. Read morePublished on March 17, 2010 by Bruce P. Barten
If you're under 60 years of age and have a sense of humor*, you'll absolutely love this book.
*you appreciate National Lampoon, SNL and Second City sensibilities
"The Life & Death of a Comic Genius"...so said the October 1981 cover of Esquire magazine about its story about Doug Kenney. Read morePublished on June 12, 2008 by The JuRK
Josh Karp's biography of Doug Kenney is as meaningful as it is engaging. He ressurects the memory of the almost forgotten humorist Doug Kenney. Mr. Read morePublished on November 6, 2007 by Martin A. Blanco
The first book I have read straight through in a LONG time, and I read lot of books. Very acute social history of the period--having myself been a bright Midwestie (from Dacron,... Read morePublished on January 17, 2007 by Maggie McQuigg
More information than I never knew existed about National Lampoon. The extraordinary detail that Josh Karp uncovered to put this book together is absolutely amazing.Published on November 9, 2006 by William Goldman