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Publisher's Summary

The creator of Animal House at last tells the real story of the fraternity that inspired the iconic film: a story far more outrageous (and funny!) than any movie could capture. Animal House, the film adaptation of stories Chris Miller published in National Lampoon about his experiences at a Dartmouth fraternity, is among the most beloved and successful comedies of all time. In fact, its portrayal of college party life is still imitated on campuses across the country: toga party, anyone? Now, nearly 30 years after the movie hit theaters, there are no taboos left, and Chris Miller can finally answer the fans who all want to know one thing: was it really like that? The answer: yes, but much, much more out of control!
Here, for the first time, are the real stories of Alpha Delta Phi, like the one about the frat brother who entertained the house by lighting his hair on fire (not the hair on his head, however). Or about the pledge who trick-or-treated around campus in a very revealing jack-o-lantern costume. Or about initiation night, when a frozen hot dog became very painful for two rushes. Wild and hilarious, The Real Animal House is a must-listen for any fan of the film and anyone who remembers their college days as a blur of great parties and solid friendship.
©2006 Chris Miller (P)2006 Tantor Media Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Billed as a 'wildly exaggerated memoir', this book by the writer whose autobiographical stories for National Lampoon were the basis of the movie Animal House is exactly what you would expect it to be: loud, raucous, infantile, racy, and very funny." (Booklist)
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4 out of 5 stars
By William on 01-30-07

Reality Stranger than Fiction

While not as slapstick as the movie where tales were cherry-picked from frat lore and had rating concerns, Pinto's "real" sophomore year is funny, bizarre, and a good male escape listen.

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4 out of 5 stars
By mike on 01-09-13

If you liked the movie....

What made the experience of listening to The Real Animal House the most enjoyable?

I could imagine where Bluto, Otter and D-Day came from in the movie. It makes the movie even funnier knowing that where they came from was more outrageous than the motion picture.

What did you like best about this story?

Trying to understand how these guys graduated with all of the partying and chaos.

Which scene was your favorite?


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, sometimes it was a little overwhelming and a bit gross.

Any additional comments?

A good listen and especially if you enjoyed the movie.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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