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What's So Funny?: My Hilarious Life Hardcover – October 29, 2013
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"I couldn't put the book down. It was very clever of Tim to put glue on each page. Seriously, I loved it." (Bob Newhart)
"What Frank Sinatra was to music Tim Conway is to comedy. He is inventive, creative, and imaginative. This book should be in everyone's library along with Anna Karenina, War and Peace, and all of my CD's." (Steve Lawrence)
"I knew you were short.
I knew you were shy.
I knew you were talented.
But funny? Oh my yes!
I loved it! The book should have been 500 pages longer." (Mike Connors, actor on Mannix)
"Tim is not only a good friend but a terrific writer. His book has all the qualities of another Mark Twain. Settle back in a chair and enjoy the writing of Tim Conway. It’s worth reading because he mentions me!" (Don Rickles)
"What's so funny? I'll tell you what's so funny! Almost every page of Tim Conway's new book, What's So Funny?." (Mel Brooks)
“Devotees of Tim Conway will revel in this heartfelt and sweetly revealing memoir. . . . This is a warm-hearted tribute to Conway’s professional and personal life, with endearing peeks behind the television camera.” (Publisher's Weekly)
“Tim’s glass-half-full perspective on life is evident on every page. He's made people laugh for over sixty years and remains an American comedic legend. What's So Funny? mirrors the genuinely kind, funny, and witty person Tim is, seizing every opportunity to amuse and delight.” (Gary Sinise, actor and founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation)
About the Author
Tim Conway starred on The Carol Burnett Show for eleven years. He has six Emmys and is in the Comedy Hall of Fame. He went to Bowling Green State University for eleven years (he was a very slow learner). Tim was in the army (ours) for two years, protecting Seattle from "the Red Menace" and was in McHale's Navy for three years. His ambition was to be a jockey, but at his weight even the horses asked him to get off. He has seven children, two grandchildren, and a puppy. Tim has been married to his lovely wife, Charlene, since 1984 and does not have a serious thought in his head.
Jane Scovell has written books with Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger Rogers, Maureen Stapleton, Marilyn Horne, and Kitty Dukakis, and biographies of Oona Chaplin and Samuel Ramey. She now adds Dorf, Mr. Tudball, and The Old Man to her list.
Carol Burnett is a highly acclaimed actress known for her roles on stage and screen, most notably The Carol Burnett Show. She has been honored with twelve People’s Choice Awards, eight Golden Globes, six Emmy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, and the Mark Twain Prize for Humor.
Top customer reviews
The reason I don't give this book "5 stars" is because (and maybe it's because its the Kindle version) the photos are all at the end and not interspersed among the chapters. Would have been easier to have the photo match the subject.
Rather than like feeling like a fully rehearsed and scripted "performance" of an autobiography, this felt like we were sitting at one of the "watering holes" Tim describes, listening to him tell stories. Some of them cause a smile, some a grin, and some end up with me on the floor, gasping for air.
After finishing the book, the new number one item on my bucket list is that I might have the chance to actually have an hour in his presence, just hoping a bit of his view of the world might rub off on me.