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The Guy Under the Sheets : The Unauthorized Autobiography

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"This hugely entertaining pack of lies reads like a Woody Allen essay from the New Yorker."--David Pitt, Booklist Is Chris Elliott a highly successful and beloved comedian--or a slightly dim-witted notalent from a celebrity family who managed to convince a generation of disillusioned youth that he was funny? From a ghastly childhood on the posh Upper East Side to his first job entertaining mobsters with his Judy Garland impersonation, The Guy Under the Sheets is packed with countless episodes from the life of a mediocre artist who somehow faked his way to the top--of semi-moderate fame and fortune. Woven throughout the fictional fun in Elliott's memoir are wonderful real-life anecdotes that will delight many new readers and loyal fans alike. "The arc of [Elliott's] career remains unique and inspiring . . . that he blazed a trail for Arrested Development and Community and all the other freaky, convention-flouting TV comedies."--Grantland
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Product details

  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 137 x 208 x 20mm | 204g
  • PLUME
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0142180262
  • 9780142180266

Review quote

"This hugely entertaining pack of lies reads like a Woody Allen essay from the New Yorker, but, buried among the silliness, there is a nugget or two of legitimate autobiography. Wildly weird and hugely entertaining." -- David Pitt, Booklist

"The arc of [Elliott's] career remains unique and inspiring. That he made things worth memorizing and fashioning one's young identity around. That there is integrity to the path of most resistance, that he blazed a trail for Arrested Development and Community and all the other freaky, convention-flouting TV comedies."--Grantland


"Everything that makes Elliott great, and everything that makes him so baffling to the Gods of Comedy, is on full display in The Guy Under the Sheets...a memoir that is wonderfully untrustworthy, and wildly entertaining....hilarious."
--Christopher Schobert, Buffalo News
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About Chris Elliott

Chris Elliott is a comedian and the author of several books, including The Shroud of the Thwacker. He currently stars in Adult Swim's Eagleheart and has a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother.
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Rating details

143 ratings
3.48 out of 5 stars
5 18% (26)
4 36% (51)
3 26% (37)
2 17% (24)
1 3% (5)
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