Cosbyology: Essays and Observations from the Doctor of Comedy

Cosbyology: Essays and Observations from the Doctor of Comedy

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Cosbyology: Essays and Observations from the Doctor of Comedy by Bill Cosby, George Booth, George Booth

In his long and illustrious career, Bill Cosby has been many things: award-winning actor, bestselling author, doctor of education, media icon, and role model. But first and foremost, he is a comedian, and here he returns to that role in this wonderfully funny collection of stand-up material that touches on everything from childhood and marriage to school, sports, and work. Fusing his classic jazzy timing and edgy humor with the intelligence and perception that have made him a huge star, Bill Cosby draws from his own life to tell these laugh-out-loud stories. With a dry wit and uncanny insight, Cosby writes about his first experiences skiing, lying to his mother, and fretting about ingrown hairs. Fans young and old will be eager to add this volume to their collection, while new fans everywhere will delight in this sampling of great comic genius.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786239863
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 06/28/2003
Series: Paperback Bestsellers Ser.
Edition description: 25897 Gale Large Print
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Bill Cosby is an American entertainer, comedian, actor, producer, author, educator, musician, and activist. He is best known for his portrayal of Cliff Huxtable on The Cosby Show, which has become a television classic. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, and is a jazz musician.

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Cosbyology: Essays and Observations from the Doctor of Comedy 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Fan4SFGiants More than 1 year ago
Bill Cosby's observations and explanations about everyday life are simply brilliant! If you're a Lewis Black or Andy Rooney nut,you'll love Cosbyology,which puts Bill Cosby's observations and explanations about everyday life hilariously and brilliantly. A must read for any Bill Cosby,Lewis Black,or Andy Rooney nut!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nprfan1 More than 1 year ago
I have to agree with the reviewer who said that Cosby's material just doesn't translate well to the printed page. Most of this book is composed of anecdotes, commentary, and a little bit of biography that's mildly amusing.

If you're a Cosby fan, however, you should buy this book for the bit about the bug in the first chapter ("Oh, Baby!"), which is laugh-out-loud, roll-on-the-floor funny. Though I've never heard Cosby do this routine in his stand-up, I can see him incorporating it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great therapy for the blues. Side splitting observations from the master. I dare you to read the ski story without wetting your pants.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who loves Bill Cosby has to read this book. I don't see how ANYONE could say they were disappointed. It's great! I've read it twice!!!!!! I'm a major Bill Cosby fan, and also suggest any of his other books!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Cosby but this book only got about 2.5 chuckles out of me and no belly-rolls, that's for sure. I was disappointed. It seemed that it got printed because of who Cosby is and content made no difference...because there wasn't much too it. I bought it for my husband as a gift and now I don't really want him to waste his time on it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For those who will forever be fans of Cliff Huxtable M.D., you will not want to miss 'Cosbyology.' In this book we find brilliant obversations from the 'Doctor of Comedy' as only the great Cosby could tell them. I just wish the book were longer - it ended too soon for me!