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Jonathan Winters: After The Beep Paperback – May 1, 1989


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade; First Edition edition (May 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399515356
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399515354
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #877,479 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A comedian's success lies both in the quality of his prepared material and his delivery. Thus, reading these impromptu, transcribed telephone messages, complete with every "uh" left by Jonathan Winters on author Smith's machine, is not funny. This book does a disservice to Winters's talents. The anecdotes in the introduction and epilogue reveal embarrassing weaknesses of Winters that friends probably should not tell. The 30 photographs, showing the author with Winters over the years, seem superfluous and self-congratulatory. One photo is of Winters making an obscene gesture (giving someone the finger). The book's premise is unsound; the language is at times vulgar; and the final piece is racist. Maybe you had to be there. Not recommended.
- Annie Davis, Technology Training Assocs., Cambridge, Mass.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jim Bennett on September 28, 2001
Format: Paperback
This is a collection of messages left on a close friend's of Jonathan Winters answering Machine. All of it right off the top of Jonathan Winter's head. He would call to talk to his friend about something, get the machine, and just start up another rendition of something, that was on his mind at the moment. While the subjects may seem random to us, it was usually something his friend could relate to, and Mr. Smith gives a short preface, about the most of the messages. Some are Very funny! Jim Smith was a close friend to Jonathan & his wife, and worked with him over the years on various projects, including Hee Haw. There is a very nice introduction to the book, and many pictures throughout... It's a different kind of book, because it was all quoted from a caller, that didn't know he was building a book. I guess it made it even all the better.
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This is a funny book about if Jonathan Winters left you message on your answering machine. It also has a few stories about his real life adventures. You will laugh often.
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