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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sam Harris Narrator: Sam Harris Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2014 ISBN: 9781442368149
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For fans of David Sedaris and Chelsea Handler, these stories and essays about friendship, celebrity, growing up, and getting sober will have you laughing and crying in equal measure.

With a wry style that evokes comparisons to Carrie Fisher, David Rakoff, and Steve Martin, Sam Harris proves that he is a natural humorist. Even the New York Times, in a review of one of his musical performances, called his stories “New Yorker-worthy.”

Brilliantly written, these sixteen stories span Harris’ life from growing up gay in the buckle of America’s Bible belt to performing on Oprah’s first show after 9/11. In “I Feel, You Feel” he opens for Aretha Franklin during a blizzard. “Promises” is a front-row account of Liza Minnelli’s infamous wedding to “the man whose name shall go unmentioned.” In the title story, “Ham,” he describes how he was upstaged by a young child actor, unknowingly addicted to the spotlight.

Taking on issues as diverse as addiction, fame, and parenting with his hilarious and deeply human voice, Harris’ entertaining tales trace an arc of personal triumph that is universally accessible and inspiring.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A vividly crafted series of essays…A charmingly candid collection.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Harris] has the writing chops to tell a good tale…Entertaining and occasionally moving tales from the wilds of showbiz.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author
Author Sam Harris

Sam Harris’ diversified career has run the gamut from multimillion-selling singer and songwriter to Tony-nominated actor to writer, director, and producer. After winning over a weekly audience of more than twenty-five million viewers as the first winner of Star Search, Sam has toured extensively in concert. He resides in Los Angeles with his husband and their son.