I Am What I Ate...and I'm Frightened!!!: And Other Digressions from the Doctor of Comedy

I Am What I Ate...and I'm Frightened!!!: And Other Digressions from the Doctor of Comedy

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by Bill Cosby, George Booth
     
 

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The legendary Bill Cosby, America’s most well-known comic, wants food lovers and over indulgers everywhere to know that they are not alone. Yes, just like the rest of us — he is frightened — especially if we've paid any attention lately to the front-page headlines and daily reports on the nightly news:

  • Cholesterol Kills!"
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The legendary Bill Cosby, America’s most well-known comic, wants food lovers and over indulgers everywhere to know that they are not alone. Yes, just like the rest of us — he is frightened — especially if we've paid any attention lately to the front-page headlines and daily reports on the nightly news:

  • Cholesterol Kills!"
  • Cookies Clog Arteries!"
  • Meatball Sandwiches Cause God Knows What"
  • Repent and Exercise — or Else!"

In this original collection of humorous musings and digressions about our obsessions, the incomparable Doctor of Comedy is right on target as he reflects back on his own sixty-five years of dining at the banquet of life — from the hoagies to the stogies to every death-defying delicacy in between. Who better than the man who made an international hero out of a boy named Fat Albert, to aim his great wit, wisdom, and observational talent at our national obsession with food and our never-ending quest for a healthy lifestyle.

Bill Cosby is stepping up to the plate — literally — in this hilarious new book about his own lifelong cravings and snack attacks ... as well as his hopes that one day, sooner rather than later, pizza will be found to be a cure for heart disease and high cholesterol.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Cosby's new title, although ostensibly serious, is really slapstick-silly and fundamentally lighthearted. Although intended as a collection of Cosby's musings on the difficulty of eating healthfully (i.e., no cookies, cakes, or double-cheese pepperoni pizza), the book is really about the Cosby family and in particular the bureaucracy of the Cosby household. Funnily enough, it is the asides, the "digressions" of the subtitle, that are most memorable. A great example is Cosby's hilarious attempt to impress a girl by wearing his high school cotton letter jacket in the middle of winter. This reviewer only wishes that she had Cosby there to perform in person as some of the material would certainly benefit from his comedic timing and facial expressions (think passages like: "All those hoagies. All those steak sandwiches. Ice cream All that butter Pies and Cakes. Lard"). For now, we'll just have to make do with this brief little book. Recommended for all humor collections.-Tania Barnes, "Library Journal" Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060545734
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/21/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 7.46(h) x 0.84(d)

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