Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There

Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There

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Thirty-Nine Years of Short-Term Memory Loss: The Early Days of SNL from Someone Who Was There by Tom Davis

39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss is a seriously funny and irreverent memoir that gives an insider's view of the birth and rise of Saturday Night Live, and features, laugh-out-loud stories about some of its greatest personalities—Al Franken, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Bill Murray, Michael O'Danoghue, and Chris Farley. Davis's memoir describes not only his experiences on the set of SNL but also his suburban childhood, high school in the '60s, the discovery of sex and reveling in the hippie culture—and psychoactive drugs—from San Francisco to Kathmandu to Burning Man over the last four decades. Lucky for us that he remembers so much of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802144560
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/30/2010
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 599,388
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Tom Davis (1952–2012) won four Emmy Awards during his twelve seasons as a writer at Saturday Night Live, which included the first five years of the show.

Tom Davis won four Emmy Awards during his twelve seasons as a writer at Saturday Night Live, which included the first five years of the show.

Table of Contents

Foreword vii

1 Dan Aykroyd 1

2 Beginnings 11

3 Al Franken 23

4 Dudley Riggs 29

5 India 51

6 First Love and Sex 71

7 San Francisco to Cambridge, Early '73 81

8 F & D & L.A. 91

9 Fuck Johnny Carson 115

10 Significant Other 123

11 Lorne 133

12 John Belushi 175

13 A Night in the Bungalow 179

14 Timothy Leary 183

15 Incidents and Coincidence: Death Camps, Franken, and the Beatles 197

16 More GD 203

17 Trading Places 211

18 Michael O'Donoghue 223

19 Chris Farley 233

20 More Danny 237

21 Hepburn Heights, The Den of Equity 249

22 More AF 261

23 The Breakup 275

24 The Best SNL Show Ever: Where Do You Get Your Ideas From? 279

25 The Grand Marquis 293

Unapologia 299

Books I Read While Writing My Own, Which Had Some Indeterminate Influence 301

My Favorite Films 303

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"Funny, spiky, and twistedly entertaining.... B+." —-Entertainment Weekly

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