Laughing on the Outside: The Life of John Candy

Laughing on the Outside: The Life of John Candy

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by Martin Knelman
     
 

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Funny and gentle, John Candy was loved by millions of movie fans for playing ture-to-life characters. Whether as the irrepressible bon vivant in Splash, the misunderstood slob in Uncle Buck, or the generous lonely salesman in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, John Candy struck a perfect balance between self-deprecating humor and irresistible,

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Funny and gentle, John Candy was loved by millions of movie fans for playing ture-to-life characters. Whether as the irrepressible bon vivant in Splash, the misunderstood slob in Uncle Buck, or the generous lonely salesman in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, John Candy struck a perfect balance between self-deprecating humor and irresistible, emotional warmth. But behind the scenes, beneath the booming laughter, award-winning journalist Martin Knelman paints a compassionate portrait of john Candy—a man blessed by comic genius and goodness of heart who was ultimately an sadly undermined by self-doubt and misguided ambition.

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"Candy's is ultimately a sad story, one that Knelman has made sympathetic and memorable, too." - Booklist

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ISBN-13:
9780312194710
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.18(h) x 0.72(d)

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