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The Other Great Depression
     

The Other Great Depression

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by Richard Lewis
 

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At the age of forty-four—at the height of his success—Richard lewis found himself on a gurney in a hospital emergency room, raging and hallucinating from a mix of alcohol and drugs. In this blistering memoir, the famously neurotic comedian and regular guest star of the hit show Curb Your Enthusiasm, who was named "one of the most

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At the age of forty-four—at the height of his success—Richard lewis found himself on a gurney in a hospital emergency room, raging and hallucinating from a mix of alcohol and drugs. In this blistering memoir, the famously neurotic comedian and regular guest star of the hit show Curb Your Enthusiasm, who was named "one of the most influential humorists of the twentiety century" by GQ magazine, chronicles his nearly twenty-year struggle with alcohol and drug addictions, and his rocky road to recovery. The result is a raw, intense, eye-opening, no-punches story of one man's journey into—and out of—addiction.

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Alcoholic; sex addict; drug fiend: It's difficult to describe Richard Lewis's descent into hell in terms that the angst-ridden comic hasn't used himself. The Other Great Depression, his memoir of his rocky road to recovery, brims with the feisty articulateness that we've come to associate with the veteran self-prober. US Weekly called it "a gossipy, gutsy, spill-all that both hilarious and horrifying."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586486044
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Publication date:
03/24/2008
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
737,526
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


Richard Lewis is now appearing in the sixth season of Curb Your Enthusiasm and traveling nationwide on his "Misery Loves Company Stand-up Tour." He lives in Los Angeles.

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Other Great Depression 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge stand up comedy fan and saw Mr. Lewis promote this memoir on various TV shows. Although I knew he was in recvovery for a long time, I bought the book as he has made me laugh in a profound way, many, many times since the 80's. To be frank, I expected a typial book written by a comedian and I was floored by his free-flowing, literary style style and more so by the content of this stirring memoir. He clearly has based his whole career and persona on stage from being as honest as he could be and apparently had the need to leave no secerts secret whether they were horrifying or excruciatingly funny albeit revealing. It was a quick read and a look into the soul of a tormented artist who fortunateley for fans of his comedy continues to fight all his demons with a huge sense of humor as well. After speaking to recovering alcoholic friends of mine I discovered that it gave them a lot of hope 'and laughs' to contine their sobriety. Addiction is a serious deal I yunderstand much more now as somehow Lewis knows how to connect the dots to his landmine-filled life and offer hope, laughs and great insight into thus dark world.
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