All About Me!

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Whether serving in the US Army in World War II, or during his burgeoning career as a teenage comedian in the Catskills, Mel Brooks was always mining his experiences for material. His iconic career began with Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, where he was part of the greatest writers’ room in history. After co-creating both the mega-hit 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums and the classic television series Get Smart, Brooks’s stellar film career took off. He would go on to write, direct, and star in The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, and Spaceballs, as well as produce groundbreaking and eclectic films. Brooks then went on to conquer Broadway with his record-breaking, Tony-winning musical, The Producers. ‘All About Me!’ offers fans insight into the inspiration behind the ideas for his outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work.

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AVAILABLE NOW – THE PERFECT GIFT FOR FATHER’S DAY

‘Delightful. A great, fun read.’ DAVID JASON
‘Mel Brooks is the king of comedy.’ DAVID BADDIEL
‘Riotous’ DAILY MAIL
‘A jaunty romp across Brooks’s career’ THE TIMES

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At 95, the legendary Mel Brooks continues to set the standard for comedy across television, film, and the stage. Now, for the first time, this EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner shares his story in his own words.

Here are the never-before-told, behind-the-scenes anecdotes and remembrances from a master storyteller, filmmaker, and creator of all things funny.

From The Producers to Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein to Anxiety and more, All About Me! offers fans fascinating and hilarious insight into Mel Brooks’s outstanding collection of boundary-breaking work. Filled with tales of struggle, achievement and camaraderie, Brooks shares riveting details about his upbringing, his career and his many close friendships and collaborations including those with Gene Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, and the great love of his love, Anne Bancroft.

‘Not since the Bible have I read anything so powerful and poignant. And to boot – it’s a lot funnier!’ M. Brooks

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Weight 410 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

400

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

792.7028092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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