I Am What I Ate...and I'm Frightened!!!: And Other Digressions from the Doctor of Comedyby Bill Cosby, George Booth, George Booth
The legendary Bill Cosby, Doctor of Comedy, is stepping up to the plate-literally-in this hilarious new book about his own lifelong cravings and snack attacks. What happens to a sixty-five-year-old comic legend when he spends six decades indulging his every urge to splurge at the banquet of life? Read this book and find out!
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Meet the Author
At 66 Years Old, Bill Cosby is Hotter than Ever
With his new book I Am What I Ate…and I’m Frightened, an animated series based on his best-selling book Fatherhood to launch in January on Nick at Nite, a movie based on his character Fat Albert about to go into production, his Little Bill animated series airing daily on Nickelodeon and Saturday mornings on CBS, and “The Cosby Show” in syndication, Bill Cosby continues to be as prolific and relevant as ever, reaching every generation and every audience since he began his career in stand-up four decades ago.
He is one of the most influential performers of the second half of the 20th century. He has had an unparalleled career in television; has sold more record albums than any other comedian; his blockbuster books have sold millions of copies; and his generous support of numerous charities, particularly in the field of education, have endowed many Americans with the gift of hope and learning.
Through his groundbreaking appearances on television, particularly in two landmark series each of which defined an American decade, Bill Cosby has touched the lives of millions of Americans. In the 1960s, "I Spy" broke the racial barrier in television by featuring Cosby as the first-ever black lead of a weekly dramatic series. In the 1980s, Cosby returned to television with a show that Coretta Scott King described as "the most positive portrayal of black family life that has ever been broadcast." "The Cosby Show" enjoyed years of number-one ratings and nearly unanimous critical praise.
Cosby's success on television has been matched in other areas. In 1986 he broke Radio City Music Hall’s 53-year-old attendance record for his concert appearance. Cosby's also a giant in the publishing world. Fatherhood (1986) became one of the fastest-selling hardcover book of all time, remaining for more than half of its fifty-four weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List as Number 1. It has sold 2.6 million hardcover copies and 1.5 million paperbacks. Time Flies had the largest single first printing in publishing history1.75 million. Now, I Am What I Ate…and I’m Frightened is poised for the bestseller list.
A crusader throughout his career for a better world, his great success in the world of entertainment is complemented by his involvement with a host of charity organizations, making substantial gifts in support of education, most notably to predominantly black colleges and to various social service and civil rights organizations.
On the evolution of his own style of comedy, Bill Cosby states that he was drawn at an early age to the masters of jazz, learning to emulate in comedy their ability to take an idea and continually find new and innovative ways of expressing the same theme. The legacy of Bill Cosby's comedic genius is as sweet, meaningful and universal as any piece of music ever played.
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A Brilliant Masterpiece on overeating by Bill Cosby! If you're a Cosby Show fan,you'll love Bill Cosby's brilliant and humorous observations and explanations of eating and high cholesterol only the way Heathcliff Huxtable can put it! A must read for any Bill Cosby nut!
I bought this book at a tag sale shortly after being told I needed a colonoscopy (which I did not want). I read it in the car while I waited for the 'car-poolers'(my kids and their friends). At first I had trouble following along, but then I 'heard his voice in my head' and did just fine. I could even imagine his expressions as I read. My kids would ask me if I was 'taking drugs' or something because I would be laughing all by myself in the car.
Lots of funny and fun to read observations about the practical aspects of dealing with aging bodies and what we must try do to be well and what we do do to be human instead.
First and foremost, this is not a self help book nor does it claim to be. It is just a funny, funny book. How wonderful to have someone like Bill Cosby to get older with...
I thought it was very good, I loved it, I think kids should read this book because Bill Cosby is very funny.
Bil Cosby Rocks! May he live forever
A warm and funny book by the ultimate father of parenting humor. His observations are poignant, entertaining and humorous. It's Bill Cosby at his best.
I thought it was going to be about eating healthy, but it went from eating to drinking to smoking. It started off good but it went downhill all he way to the end of the book.