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This Is Not Fame: A "From What I Re-Memoir" Hardcover – December 5, 2017
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"Doug Stanhope is the most dangerous comedian in the world. If we both were fighters I would avoid him at all costs. He's a bad, bad man."--Chris Rock, author of Rock This!
"I was brunching last week with Jerry (Seinfeld) and Chris (Rock), and we were saying how it's such a shame that George Carlin and Richard Pryor aren't around to read Doug's new book."--Daniel Tosh, Entertainer, Gay Billionaire
"Doug Stanhope is my favorite comic. There is no one to compare him to; it all begins with the writing and this book is a great read."--Roseanne Barr, author of Roseannearchy
"Stanhope is our Charles Bukowski. If that isn't good enough for you to buy his stupid book, you don't deserve to read it."--Michael Ian Black, author of Navel Gazing and You're Not Doing It Right
"Doug Stanhope's truth telling wakes me up faster than a Zen monk slapping the shit out of me. Pure genius."--Kelly Carlin, author of A Carlin Home Companion
"Doug has done it again. Just when I thought he had peaked, I realized that that was a valley and THIS is the peak."--Judd Apatow, author of Sick in the Head
"Doug Stanhope is a true throwback. His authenticity is both hilarious and inspiring."--A.J. Hawk, Famed NFL Linebacker
"Yes."--Marilyn Manson, via text when asked if he'd write a blurb
"Doug Stanhope is my favorite everything. Any comic can write a book, but two books? Watch out, Judy Blume!"--Dave Attell
"Doug clearly didn't want a blurb from me but that made me want to write one even more. Doug and I have nothing in common but I still consider him a friend."--Todd Barry, author of Thank You for Coming to Hattiesburg and opening act for Brendon Walsh
About the Author
Doug Stanhope is a veteran of over twenty-five years of stand-up comedy. With a litany of dubious television credits, he has successfully dodged mainstream fame using his uncompromising brand of stand-up to build a cult-like following around the world. He's won numerous accolades and has recorded over a dozen comedy specials.
Stanhope tours extensively in North America and overseas. He has been described by the New York Times as "an acidic blend of prickly hostility, elaborately articulated self-loathing, and righteous anger." A regular guest on the Howard Stern Show and appointed the Voice of America for Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe on the BBC, Stanhope continues to be an armchair revolutionary for the excluded, ignored, forgotten, and wasted of society, rallying them with what The Guardian calls "comedy with brains and guts and a heart."
Stanhope resides in the US border town of Bisbee, Arizona, with pets who have people names, in an absurd relationship with his gal pal Bingo.
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This is but one of many uplifting stories that'll reinforce your spirituality, renew your faith in mankind and show you how truly giving one person can be. Doug is not just concerned with his own creative life force either, he truly knows how to pay it forward. The way he encourages those who have come after him, through mentoring and taking them under your wing will bring tears to your eyes. I openly wept at the story of how he made another comic opening for him feel like one of the group and no longer an outcast.
This book will inspire and move you on a higher level. The empathy in Doug Stanhope runs so deep in his kind heart that you could imagine him saying, "I only kill, because I'd never rape", and you'd know he truly meant it.
Agree or disagree...you won't be left guessing where he stands on just about any controversial topic you can imagine. It's like he takes a class about what subjects to avoid in order to make others comfortable doing business with us, then he proceeds to attack every one of those subjects head on....always with his unusual spin.
Gotta respect that.