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All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me
     

All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me

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by Jeff Dunham
 

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"The most popular standup comic in the U.S." --Time

Whether he's breathing life into Walter, an old curmudgeon; Peanut, an over-caffeinated purple maniac; or Achmed, a screaming, skeletal, dead terrorist, comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is the straight man to some of the wildest, funniest partners in show business.

All By My Selves

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"The most popular standup comic in the U.S." --Time

Whether he's breathing life into Walter, an old curmudgeon; Peanut, an over-caffeinated purple maniac; or Achmed, a screaming, skeletal, dead terrorist, comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is the straight man to some of the wildest, funniest partners in show business.

All By My Selves is the story of one pretty ordinary guy, one interesting hobby, one very understanding set of parents, and a long and winding road to becoming America's favorite comedian. With wit, honesty, and lots of great show business detail, Dunham shares all the major moments in his journey to worldwide fame and success.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101189283
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/02/2010
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
328,855
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jeff Dunham is one of America’s best known and successful comedians. His mix of stand-up and ventriloquism has won him a legion of fans across the country, fans who have bought over 6 million copies combined of his DVDs, made 3 of his clips the top rated on YouTube of all time, and made him the top grossing comedy act in the world. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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All by My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
AConstantReader More than 1 year ago
If you're a fan of Jeff Dunham and his crew of crazy puppets, this book is a must-read! It is a great autobiography, starting from Jeff's first introduction to ventriloquism, taking us through his first gig, his college years, all the way up to present day. He's very honest, sharing the bad and the good with equal humor. His puppets offer their opinions along the way, and it is a great ride. You don't have to know anything about ventriloquism to enjoy this book, and you might just learn a thing or two. I highly recommend this book for anyone who likes Mr. Dunham's comedy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well done jef fa-fa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I told all my friends about this book and they went out and bout it wow i didnot really think that they really would lol. But i you love Jeff Dunnham and his crew then you will total love this book. (It Even Gives Almost All Of His Dirty And His Clean Jokes.) Love,Kaitlyn Harper ENJOY.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't get enough of Jeff Dunham, always a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im only 13 and im usualy getting bullied and this book helps. I laugh and see tjat even the celebrities have problems and it make me feel better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book ever MUST READ!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive never read this book, but i believe it will be a great book. Ive heard his stories, i see him on TV, and he rocks. Especially with Walter! I want to read this book and I will buy it as soon as I get 10 dollars! I am SO excited!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so funny that it is stupid
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very funny, very interesting book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A funny, often heartwarming book by the most talented guy in show business. In this insanely PC world we need Jeff and the guys more than ever and their story will entertain you as much as their act. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jeff Dunham has done it again! The best book ever! Jeff is the best comedian along with all his puppets! My husband & I saw him in person and it was the greastest show. This book is a must read! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yah ,,, bo ho
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the episodes
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
All By My Selves by Jeff Dunham is a quirky autobiography by an equally quirky man. Dunham has achieved international fame through his comedic ventriloquism act with puppets Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and more. He traces the course of that journey through this book that begins with his eighth Christmas when his parents purchased him a ventriloquist's dummy named Mortimer Snerd. Something changed in Dunham permanently that day and he began practicing how to operate the vent (that is the term used in the business for the puppet or dummy) and speaking without using his lips. After giving a book report with Mortimer, he discovered that he could make people laugh, and there was no turning back. Dunham spent his junior high and high school years traveling to ventriloquist conventions, performing for summer camps, business dinners, and eventually doing commercials for a local car dealership. Dunham's writing is interspersed with lines from his crowd of characters commenting on his lack of love life and major geekdom (Dunham is a huge fan of Star Trek, to the point of carrying a credit card with the Enterprise on it!). The book exposes Dunham as a genuinely likable man who is very driven to succeed. He sees opportunities where others would see walls and is constantly working to improve himself and his act. The book is a surprisingly enjoyable read. Dunham's writing voice is very conversational and friendly, and the interruptions by his characters lighten the mood and keep the story moving smoothly. The best parts are his stories of the road, how he cobbled together a Jose the Jalapeno from posterboard and masking tape when the airport lost his luggage, when a taking care of a heckler turned into a horrifying gaffe, rigging up his vent to move on its own for the high school talent show, and doing donuts in the parking lot of White Castle. Dunham is just as hilarious in book form as he is on stage, and when readers finish the book, they will want to immediately watch his DVDs now that they know the secret behind some of the best bits. If you are already a fan, you'll love this book, and if you aren't one, the book will make you one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Greatt
JustMyTwoCents More than 1 year ago
A very funny, hard-working, and talented guy-- So why did I give this book only 3 stars? It got boring. While I liked the premise of having his many different dummies weigh in on his story, it got tiresome reading accolade after accolade after accolade. Everything he did seemed to meet with success, and every success led to another and another and lots and lots of money and all the stuff that money brings. This is a great success story, but it would have been more interesting to see a mix of hills and valleys. I still like him, though. He puts on a good show.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think jeff duhnam is the funniest comedion on earth. My faveret charactor of his is bubba.j. i saw the christmas spesial and it was real funny.my dad always puts on his videos and we lagh till we cry.i want to be like him one day.at my school i am the funniest there.i get lots of notes in my agenda from interupting class but i think its worth it any day.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What kind of terrorist are you? A terrifying terrorist. Jeff is jeff heff is heff and cheff is cheff. ONE OF THESE THINGS JUST DOESNT BELONG HERE!!! :) HA HA HA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You morons wouldnt know funny if it fricking walked up and said "hey im funny"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JE-FA-FA DUN HAM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Silence! I keel you!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jeff dunham is halarious! And for all you stupid people out there who thought he sucks, YOU SUCK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Swiside bomber hosay hallapeyo on a frickin stick