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The Authorized Al Paperback – October 1, 1985


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Contemporary Books (October 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809251337
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809251339
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,497,873 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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YA Yankovic, the clown prince of rock-and-roll, pokes fun at the whole genre of rock biographies and at himself. This tongue-in-cheek examination of the life and music of this "superstar" covers from his birth to his rise to stardom. The Authorized Al is actually based on the mock rocumentary HBO special and video The Complete Al (CBS/Fox, 1984), and the two items work well as a complementary package. The video includes such items as his rock videos, concocted interviews with family and friends and concert footage. The book provides such gems as "Weird Al's" Six-Minute Work Out, bogus newspaper and magazine clippings and The Complete Al Songbook, with all of his song lyrics to date. The book's major shortcoming is the inability to translate some of the atmosphere and humor of Al's work to the printed page. However the popularity of the entertainer plus the rock-and-roll subject matter should attract a large YA audience. John Lawson, Fairfax County Public Library, Va.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 1998
Format: Paperback
For any of you Weird Al fans, You'll love this book. It has many great colourful pictures of Al. This is a very rare book, so if you have the chance to get it, you should. I paid 3 times the cover price for my copy! It is pretty much based on the Compleat Al, but it's different in some parts. Not much though. Again, I liked this book, you will too. Even if you're not an Al fan. Very funny.
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8 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a funny but good bio/autobio of Al, even if it's from '85 and so much more has happened in the 14 years since. At least it tells you A LOT about his 'Early Years'. When some old fart like Bob hope (ugh, drop dead already!) writes a life story, it's so much that alot probably gets left out and doesn't sound as good anyway. Maybe al will write another one sometime, continuing where this left off.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Steve Urkel on April 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
this is the best book ever it tells everything about "Weritf Al" Yankovic and is very funny also see the Compleat Al the video of this book. also has pictures that made me laugh!!!
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3 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24, 1999
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this was a great book. it had funny pictures of naked hamsters and the force ate a donut- i would give it a doller if it were alive. me and my friend Joe Blow(the most average man ever)thought is better than to hamsters with funny names such as chu-chu or mittens, the end
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