• True Story

  • A Comedy Novel
  • By: Bill Maher
  • Narrated by: Bill Maher
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 12-16-99
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books
  • 3.1 (35 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Only Bill Maher, the star of Comedy Central's Politically Incorrect and a regular guest on The Tonight Show, could have written True Story...so he did. The place: New York. The time: the early 1980s. The scene: the red-hot comedy clubs, very late at night. The cast: five would-be stand-up comics, their egos, and their girls. The result: a downright hilarious novel about trying to be funny for fame, fortune, and fornication. This is Bill Maher's report from the front, a stageside table at the birth of the comedy boom. You'll laugh in all the right places.
©1994 by Bill Maher; (P)2005 Phoenix Audio
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Critic Reviews

"This is the novel I would have written about stand-up comedy if I was a sick egghead like Bill Maher." (Roseanne)
"Anyone considering a career in stand-up comedy should read this book, then consider something else, because all this great stuff is over." (Jerry Seinfeld)
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By Tony on 09-02-08

True story - lying description

Despite what it says this is not unabridged. It just leaves out a lot of the storylines that are in the book, here they are just mentioned and then dropped unresolved

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful


By Adam on 03-21-07

Sadly not that funny

I don't know what I was expecting but the end result certainly was not it. The stories of up-and-coming comedians working the lower rungs of the circuit was just slow and boring. About the most interesting thing about the book is the realization that all boring jobs are... boring.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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