Revenge of the Nerd

  • by Curtis Armstrong
  • Narrated by Curtis Armstrong
  • 10 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This audiobook is read by the author.
Risky Business. Revenge of the Nerds. Better Off Dead. Moonlighting. Supernatural. American Dad. New Girl. What do all of these movies and television shows have in common?
Curtis Armstrong.
A legendary comedic second banana to a litany of major stars, Curtis is forever cemented in the public imagination as Booger from Revenge of the Nerds. A classically trained actor, Curtis began his incredible 40-year career onstage but progressed rapidly to film and television. He was typecast early, and it proved to be the best thing that could have happened.
But there's more to Curtis' story than that.
Born and bred a nerd, he spent his early years between Detroit, a city so nerdy that the word was coined there in 1951, and, improbably, Geneva, Switzerland. His adolescence and early adulthood were spent primarily between the covers of a book and indulging his nerdy obsessions. It was only when he found his true calling, as an actor and unintentional nerd icon, that he found true happiness. With whip-smart, self-effacing humor, Armstrong takes us on a most unlikely journey - one nerd's hilarious, often touching rise to the middle. He started his life as an outcast and matured into...well, an older, slightly paunchier, hopefully wiser outcast.
In Hollywood, as in life, that counts as winning the game.


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If you could sum up Revenge of the Nerd in three words, what would they be?

Very well done

What did you like best about this story?

Thorough coverage of a solid career

Any additional comments?

Curtis is sharp, articulate and I really enjoyed the book.

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- Dennie

Excellent listen!

Curtis has always been the oddball in his movies. I mean seriously, Charles Demar.... One of the strangest, and greatest, characters ever. This book reinforces the fact that in order to look THAT strange on film, your craft has to be THAT good. Curtis IS that good, and his story is very compelling.
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- Brandon C. Wescoe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2017
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio