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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (47 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shawn Levy Narrator: Marty Ingels Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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From Woody Allen and Lenny Bruce to Jim Carey and David Letterman, Jerry Lewis has influenced generations of great comedians. He has raised over a billion dollars for charity, earning him a Nobel Peace Prize nomination and a Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor. Author/film critic Shawn Levy interviews Lewis and many of his contemporaries, friends, and enemies to paint a realistic portrait of a complicated genius. Levy tells the story of Lewis's meteoric rise to superstardom, his legendary but tumultuous partnership with Dean Martin, his acting and directing hits and misses, and the demons that haunted the funnyman's personal relationships. King of Comedy is the definitive biography of Jerry Lewis, a funny but dark look at one of the world's most beloved yet misunderstood entertainers. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Johnny | 3/19/2012

    " The best thing I learned about Jerry Lewis from reading this book is that he always carried a separate suitcase full of socks with him so that he would never have to wear the same pair of socks twice. Did you hear me?...HE NEVER WORE THE SAME PAIR OF SOCKS TWICE!!! I worship this man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dad | 1/3/2011

    " Fun read about talented guys who set a bad example for a whole generation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 12/11/2009

    " A look at the infamous Rat Pack at it's height during the making of "Ocean's Eleven" in Vegas in the 1960's. The best part is the light, ring-a-ding tone the book takes while providing real insight to the men and that time "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rose | 9/14/2009

    " I am so excited about this book! My sister Mary loaned it to me and she raved about it. I love the Rat Pack so I am sure this will be a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charesse | 7/30/2008

    " Inconsistent rhythm in the writing. Learned a lot of new SAT words though! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl | 4/3/2008

    " Pretty cool, but I'd read "My life with Mr. S" before this one. Most of the same info, but told in not such a great way as the other book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/23/2008

    " I living in the wrong era.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie | 1/8/2008

    " I have always had a fascination with those cool dudes in the vegas heat, wearing the suits and the shades, this book gave me a wonderful insight into the actuallity of that time and place! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kip | 11/13/2007

    " A damn good read! If your interested in the coolest gang of men ever to rule Vegas (hell, they put vegas on the map), than you'll love this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 11/5/2007

    " Interesting insight into the lives of the Rat Pack members. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dev | 3/21/2007

    " Not much here for the Rat Pack aficionado to gnaw on. "

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About the Author

Shawn Levy is the film critic for the Oregonian and the author of The Last PlayboyReady, Steady, Go!Rat Pack Confidential; and King of Comedy. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three children.