True Story

  • by Bill Maher
  • Narrated by Bill Maher
  • 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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What the Critics Say

"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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A truly boring story....

Bill Maher is probably one of my favorite comedians of all-time so it pains me to say this but book didn't deserve to have been published. It has zero premise. It is pointless. It might be a true story but it's a true story about nothing and considering it's a story about comedians it's not funny at all. A complete disappointment right from the beginning and truthfully, I wouldn't even have finished it except I kept thinking it would get better... and sadly, it did not.
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- steve

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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- Tony

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books