Ham: Slices of a Life: Essays & Stories

Ham: Slices of a Life: Essays & Stories

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By (author) Sam Harris

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  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: Hardback | 290 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 220mm x 28mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 30 January 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1476733414
  • ISBN 13: 9781476733418
  • Sales rank: 1,058,137

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ham (noun) [haem] 1 the hind leg of a hog, salted, smoked, and cured 2 second son of Noah 3 somebody who performs in an exaggerated showy style -always hamming it up Just when you thought you knew everything about ham, you discover that ham is also: 4 a reason to laugh about everyday life, and 5 an irresistible collection of humorous essays from a man who was born to entertain us. In sixteen brilliantly observed true stories, Sam Harris emerges as a natural humorist in league with David Sedaris, Chelsea Handler, Carrie Fisher, and Steve Martin, but with a voice uniquely his own. Praised by the Chicago Sun-Times for his "manic, witty commentary," and with a storytelling talent the New York Times calls "New Yorker- worthy," he puts a comedic spin on full-disclosure episodes from his own colorful life. What better place to find painfully funny material than in growing up gay, gifted, and ambitious in the heart of the Bible belt? And that's just the first cut: From partying to parenting, from Sunday school to getting sober, these slices of Ham will have you laughing and wiping away salty tears in equal measure with their universal and down-to-earth appeal. After all, there's a little ham in all of us.

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Sam Harris's diversified career has run the gamut from singer and songwriter to actor on Broadway, film, and television to writer, director, and producer. His now legendary performances on TV's "Star Search" led to a multi-million selling recording career. Sam has nine studio CDs to his credit and has toured the world in concert, played The White House, Carnegie Hall, with the Boston Pops and with Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors" tour. He is also a Tony nominated Broadway star, ("The Life, Grease, The Producers") and starred in numerous off-Broadway productions including "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat," "Hair, Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cabaret, The Jazz Singer" and "The First Wives Club." Sam was a series regular on the CBS series, "The Class," and has appeared on numerous television shows as an actor and also a popular talk show guest on everything from Leno to Oprah to Fallon. Behind the scenes, he created and co-wrote the TBS television series, "Down to Earth," the musical "Hurry! Hurry! Hollywood!," and "Liza's Back at the Palace," (which won the Tony Award), co-produced the television special "Love Letter to New York," and wrote and directed the concert event "New York's Finest." He now adds author to his long list of accomplishments with the release of his first book: "Ham: Slices of a Life," a collection of essays and stories published by Simon & Schuster. Sam lives in Los Angeles with his husband, Danny, and their child, Cooper. For more information, please visit: SamHarris.com and Facebook.com/SamFans.

Review quote

"Harris is wry, witty, bitchy, pensive, inspirational, and laugh-out-loud funny in this winning collection of essays." --Courier-Journal-Gannett Press